Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
166 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

What causes sneezing, watery eyes and cough with excess mucus upon waking up?

Answered by
Dr. Michelle Gibson James

General & Family Physician

Practicing since :2001

Answered : 11372 Questions

Posted on Wed, 31 Aug 2016 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I wake up every morning sneezing watery eyes trowiwing up flem every morning once its out I nam ok all day its just when I get up I have tryed sleeoing up and elevated head doesnt help I have tryed claritan and even recently a shot from the doc did nothing please advise been goin on for two years cant take it anymore

its like throwing up cotton balls everyday and sometimes its neclear green
Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
decongestant, allergy testing, singulair or ketotifen

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

You may want to consider allergy testing, this can be in the form of blood tests or skin prick testing.
Your symptoms are more likely due to allergy, this is the most common cause.

If you can determine the exact source of the symptoms then you can reduce your exposure to it and hopefully reduce your symptoms.

I had a patient who was having symptoms and the blood allergy testing showed that she was allergic to bananas.

Eliminating exposure to the source of the symptoms would be most effective.

In addition to this, you may also want to add a decongestant to the anti histamine you are using.
This would mean claritine D or allegra D instead of the plain anti histamine

A short course of topical decongestant may also be helpful as well eg otrivine.

In addition medications such as singulair or ketotifen which affect/treat different parts of the allergic response.
Either of these can be used with your anti histamine/decongestant combination.

Though the mucus is green, if it has been long standing then it is not likely infection but part of the inflammatory response

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Question is related to
Medical Topics ,  

Recent questions on  Allergic response

doctor1 MD

Hi Dr. XXXXXXX xxxxxxx had advised me to try an allergy medicine with Decongestant because have been itchy throat for about 2 months now. I do have...

doctor1 MD

Having common allergy symptoms but eyes have excessive water IN the eyes all the time with redness . Allergy eye drops relieve the redness but not...

doctor1 MD

I have breathing problems and would like to know if I can be screened thoroughly by getting an admission as I go breathless at times and I also...

doctor1 MD

Last week, I had a false tb test result. This week, I went in for my second round of tb testing. I am 29 weeks pregnant and have had some allergic...