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Why is it at night I get a stuffy nose?

Why is it at night I get a stuffy nose?

Dust Mites?: If you have gas heat or live where it's really dry in the winter, a humdifier may fix the problem. You might be allergic to dust mites. You can try taking an antihistamine like Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec and see if it helps your symptoms. If it does, you can try buying a special pillowcase and mattress cover for people who have dust mite allergies.You can also see an allergist and get tested. ...Read more

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Why do I get a stuffy nose and red/watery eyes only at night?

Why do I get a stuffy nose and red/watery eyes only at night?

Tired dry eyes: Paradoxically, when the eyes become dried out at the end of a long day, there is a reflex tearing and watering as you try to cover over the dry spots with new tears. The excess tears run down the nasolacrimal duct into the nose causing a stuffy nose. ...Read more

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My nose is stuffy every night. How can I remedy this?

My nose is stuffy every night. How can I remedy this?

Easy things first: The nose has structures called turbinates in them that engorge with blood when you lay flat. They can cause congestion at night. One should first try flushing the nose with saline (there are a variety of otc solutions or even gentle sprays). This can help, if it doesnt then one can try the breathe right nasal strips. They can be quite effective. If it continues, then an ENT md will be helpful. ...Read more

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Why is my nose stuffed up but runny at the same time?

Why is my nose stuffed up but runny at the same time?

1nostril at a time: People only breathe from one nostril at a time. Your blood flow engorges that nostril to carry as much oxygen as possible to your blood. After a couple of minutes, it will switch to the other side. It is common, especially with a cold to have congestion and then feel draining after a couple of minutes or to feel different symptoms on each nostril. ...Read more

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Can't sleep. My nose is blathering me and my throat is very itchy specially at bed time?

Can't sleep. My nose is blathering me and my throat is very itchy  specially at bed time?

Virus?: You may have contracted a viral upper respiratory infection. Viruses have to run their course and antibiotics are not indicated. Often times over the counter cold remedies will help with symptomatic relief. If you don't get better or your condition worsen please see your primary care physician. ...Read more

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Why is my throat dry and soar at times?

Why is my throat dry and soar at times?

Throat irritation: Common sources for throat irritation or drainage from above - the nose and sinuses - or reflux from below - stomach acid. If either of these are happening to you, over-the-counter treatment is available. Could try an antihistamine, decongestant, or acid blocker. ...Read more

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My nose is constantly dripping, even at night, all night, and now my nose has developed a nasty scab, What should I do?

My nose is constantly dripping, even at night, all night, and now my nose has developed a nasty scab, What should I do?

Local wound care: Local wound care usually involves washing with a gentle soap and water twice daily, applying antibiotic ointment and monitoring for signs of infection. Increased redness, swelling and pain, especially when combined with the appearance of pus indicates an infection which should be evaluated by a primary care physician. ...Read more

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How come during allergy season I can hardly breathe out of my nose & mouth? I have a stuffy nose mostly at night.

How come during allergy season I can hardly breathe out of my nose & mouth? I have a stuffy nose mostly at night.

Normal allergy sympt: Seasonal allergy can cause nasal congestion and this is a very common symptom of allergy. Nasal congestion at night could be suggestive of indoor allergies - for example dust mite, cat or dog ...Read more

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Why do I get congested nose at night and sneeze many times?

Why do I get congested nose at night and sneeze many times?

Sneezing at night: Lying down increases blood flow to nasal membranes and can cause congestion. You may have allergens or bedbugs in your bedroom--mattress covers and hepa filters can reduce allergens. Also getting rid of rugs and draperies. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose at night only, and mucus on my throat, not sick though. What does this mean?

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Stuffy nose at night only, and mucus on my throat, not sick though. What does this mean?

Allergic Rhinitis: When you are lying down, more blood flows into structures called turbinates consist of spongy tissue that swells up more and block your nasal breathing. Another possibility is your bedroom environment may contain allergens like dust mites that worsens your allergy. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Everyday when i wake up in the morning im always sneezing and have a runny nose, why is this?

Everyday when i wake up in the morning im always sneezing and have a runny nose, why is this?

Think indoor allergy: Frequently, morning nasal symptoms (sneezing, congestion, runny nose), are suggestive of indoor allergies triggered by dust mite, pet dander, indoor mold or even feathers (pillow, duvet, comforter). An allergist can assist in identifying the trigger through skin testing and direct you on the road to symptom relief. ...Read more

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Why does my throat only get dry and scratchy at night?

Why does my throat only get dry and scratchy at night?

Dry throat: One of the more common causes of dry throat at nighttime is from mouth breathing. You might not even be aware that you breath through your mouth at night. If you snore, this can sometimes be a clue. There are several devices that can help with keeping your mouth closed. The scratchiness is likely directly secondary to being dry. The mouth really needs to be moist. Stay hydrated, too. ...Read more

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Good morning... I'm pregnant and my sinus is at an all time high. My throat is sore, at night it's hard to breath through my nose. What can I take?

Good morning... I'm pregnant and my sinus is at an all time high. My throat is sore, at night it's hard to breath through my nose. What can I take?

Allergies: And pregnancy are such bad combinations as there is also engorgement of vessels due to hormones. There are antihistamines now that are safe during pregnancy, your doctor should be able to obtain the list. In addition, nasal steroids can be used if needed, as they should not affect your baby but rather promote the l/s ratio for maturity. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes and nose start running late at night?

Why do my eyes and nose start running late at night?

ALLERGIC RHINITIS: Triggers can make your nose watery on exposure to allergens and itchy.This includes the eyes also. ...Read more

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My husbands throat had been tighting up mostly at night. Why? Is it allergies?

My husbands throat had been tighting up mostly at night. Why? Is it allergies?

Yes could be allergy: In the evening, pollen and mold spores falls to the earth as the air cools so allergies can be worse at this time. Try having him stay indoors as night falls and close your windows in the late afternoon to keep the night air that is loaded with pollen and mold spores. See if that makes a difference. ...Read more

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Why does my nose drip without having a cold? Uncontrollably at times.

Why does my nose drip without having a cold? Uncontrollably at times.

See a doctor: Constant dripping of fluid from the nose deserves a doctor visit. Your doctor will want to determine the character of the nasal discharge to help define the cause, from allergy, to infection to leak of spinal fluid. ...Read more

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Why does my nose get runny and stuffy at night? I'm not sick, could it be allergies?

Why does my nose get runny and stuffy at night? I'm not sick, could it be allergies?

Puffy nose: Why does my nose get runny and stuffy at night? I'm not sick, could it be allergies? ANS: could be. I would see your Dr. ...Read more

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Sore throat and stuffy nose when I wake up but disappeares during the day what could this be?

Sore throat and stuffy nose when I wake up but disappeares during the day what could this be?

Several causes: Another common cause of these symptoms is acid reflux at night. When you lie down acid can come up from your stomach and cause swelling in your nose as well as irritation of your throat. ...Read more

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