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Unable breathe through nose for some time while sleeping - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 15-Nov-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
Doctor:Please proceed with your question
User:I have problem with the breathing for the past 3 to 4 months i wanted to know why?
Doctor:Okay, can you please elaborate on that so that I can understand your problem better?
Doctor:What do you mean by problem with breathing?
User:See when i sleep i am unable to breath with the nose, it gets blocked and will be unable to breath, that time i need either vicks or some kind relief things, it will last for around 30 minutes where i nedd to breath through my mouth.
Doctor:anything else?
User:Even some times i feel i am tired.
Doctor:any headache?
User:Some times
Doctor:do you have any discharge from the nose?
User:discharge in the sense?
Doctor:Any mucus from the nose?
Doctor:the greenish semi solid thick liquid coming from the nose?
User:no. once it gets blocked i either need to clean it with hot water or i need to go for steaming
User:What is solution for this? How can come out of it?
Doctor:From your description, I suspect you maybe suffering from temporary nasal congestion when you lay down to sleep
Doctor:another reason could be chronic infection of the sinuses
Doctor:you can continue to do the steam inhalation
Doctor:and you can use nasal saline drops
User:Should i need to contact any of the Cardiologist or any physicians?
Doctor:But I would suggest you to kindly consult an ENT doctor
Doctor:ENT doctor is better
Doctor:you should get yourself examined by an ENT doctor, and if needed the ENT doctor may ask you to get one X-ray of the nose
Doctor:Once we find out the exact cause we can decide on the treatment part
Doctor:So please do consult an ENT specialist and get yourself examined
Doctor:is there anything else I can help you with?
User:Ok, but it will be more only when i either smoke or drink.
Doctor:Then please do stop smoking
Doctor:and drinking
Doctor:and do consult an ENT doctor at the earliest
User:Ok fine. thank you sir.......
Doctor:Welcome back
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