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Will Swollen Turbinates Cause Constant Sniffing
Is it possible to cause permanent deformed nasal from constant pressure? Nose has been swollen, flat and deformed looking on one side for 10 months?
It may be broken: If your nose is no longer appearing symmetrical, especially if is looks more pushed to one side, it may have been broken. You might compare it its appearance in an old photo of yourself. If so, you might want to see an ENT specialist. Best wishes. ...Read more
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?
Swollen turbinates for last 6 months. Dx vasomotor Rhinitis. Positive nasal swab for Coag Negative staph. Could this be cause of Vasomotor Rhinitis?
Definitely not: A culture like that is essentially useless. Staph CN organisms in this setting are 'just along for the ride' and have nothing to do with your sinus disease. That might have been different if a true pathogen was found (like Strep) but I'm pretty sure this is just what we call 'normal flora'. The sinuses are not a sterile place, so there are ordinary bacteria there. I would seek more about ALLERGY. ...Read more
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 ?
My partner constant nose blowing and sniffing every few second, t am ready to .............. Him. It starts as soon as he gets up .
Sounds allergic: Sounds allergic or inflammatory. Any relief with antihistamines? Has he seen an allergist or ent? Lots of options for treatment. ...Read more
What causes an eye to water up and feel gritty? My nose is running also. My eye is a little swollen! thank u
Allergies: Will commonly cause the symptoms you mention. Check with your doctor to be sure and get suggestions for treatment. ...Read more
Does smoking cause white bumps in nose or swollen nasal passage of red plushy thing, nose is dry too ?
I have a small swollen lymph node tht hasn't change in size or isn't hard and moveable. Can this be lymphoma? can a cold cause this? I have a stuffy nose too
The bridge of my nose and around my eyes next to my nose was red and itchy and when I woke up, those areas are swollen and red what causes this?
Allergy: Sounds like allergy. See Doc for confirmation. ...Read more
Please tell what would cause a big pimple like thing on the side of my nose next to my eye that's painful and has my eye very swollen also ? I'm 58
Focal infection: In this location the most likely thing is a blocked lacrimal drainage system with focal infection of the lacrimal sac termed 'dacryocystitis'. Other soft tissue infections in that location are also possible but less likely. Have your ophthalmologist check this out. You will probably need an acceptable antibiotic and focal heat treatment. ...Read more
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