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Will Swollen Turbinates Cause Constant Sniffing
Can one side of your nose being obstructed from having a nasal turbinate swollen. Cause head pressure constantly ?
Congestion: Nasal congestion can be from structural problems in the nasal cavities such as deviated septum or large turbinates. Inflammation from the nose from allergy, colds and sinus infection can cause or worsen congestion. Swollen turbinates can certainly cause these symptoms. It is valuable to have that confirmed by your doctor, but treatment would include using allergy nose sprays. ie.flonase ...Read more
Whenever i have constant anxiety my turbinates get swollen. but after i feel relaxed it start to shrink i can literally feel it.whats the relation?
NASAL CONGESTION: How do you feel your "turbinates get swollen"? why do you have constant anxiety? are you on any medications or therapy for the anxiety? what are your nasal symptoms? do you nasal congestion, obstruction, drainage or pain? acute stress or anxiety is adrenergic and infact decingests the nose; whereas, depression and chronic stress is vagal will congest the turbinates. Consult mental health provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Nasal septal deviation is a structural (anatomical) problem and not created by swollen turbinates. However it does make obstruction at the deviated side more noticeable since it takes less swelling to create the obstruction. ...Read more
If structural abnormalities are ruled out, are swollen turbinates always the cause of congestion such as vaso motor rhinitis?
Allergies.: That sounds like allergies. Nasal congestion, runny nose, cough, headache, facial pains and earache can be triggered by fragrances, dust mites (sweeping the floor), grass, trees, pets, environmental molds and such. There are outdoor and indoor allergens. See a doctor soon, here or locally, as there are medications that may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I think I have enlarged turbinates. Can this cause a swollen lymph node on neck if on same side? I'm concerned.
Lymph nodes: Tammy, every young adult has a couple of palpable lymph nodes. Some folks have a big one here, another there, another somewhere else. The rare malignancy (at your age, Hodgkin's) is obviously abnormal. If your nose is troubling you, your physician can examine you -- again, deviated septum or sinus blockage is much more likely to be the problem. Best wishes. ...Read more
My turbinates in my nose have been swollen for a year non stop. It makes it hard.to breathe out of my nose, what causes them to swell year round?
Don't have a runny nose or constantly sneezing how can I have allergic rhinitis only thing I have is a swollen turbinates & irritated middle septum ?
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