For the longest time (read: years) I've been congested. My sinuses are stuffed up and there's this unpleasant backflow of mucus in my throat. It's not fun. How can I unplug my sinuses? Details inside! [more inside]
It's like sleep apnea, but through my nose. What's going on? [more inside]
I'm trying to figure out why I get congested after I eat many types of foods. Often after I finish a meal, I get very congested in my chest 10-15 minutes later, and my throat and chest feel somewhat tight. Not wheezing-I-can't-breathe tight, but tight like how things feel during a panic attack. When this happens I have to cough a lot and clear my throat to get the phlegm out of my chest. Then, after about 15-20 minutes, everything goes away and I feel normal. What's going on? [more inside]
I reply to a fair number of L.A. travel questions here and many of the answers (including mine) often contain dire warnings about traffic. This happens even if traffic isn't directly related to the question being asked. So, visitors to our fair city, how bad was the traffic really, and what information/advice can I give to newbie LA tourists who drive? [more inside]
Any tips on how to get rid of muffled ears? [more inside]
This cold is making me crazy. Help me feel better! [more inside]
I have some sort of cold or other infection and cannot afford to miss classes or assignments this week. How can I alleviate the symptoms (or feel less miserable, at least) until I'm able to see a doctor? [more inside]
So, my 4year old can;t blow her nose. Any amount of explaining how to blow your nose does not seem to help her, though TBH I am not sure I am doing a good job as is it's difficult to describe it more than "just blow out through your nose". Is this something that can be taught? When do people usually figure it out?
UK Driving Tour Honeymoon - 3 technical questions Re: US cards in a Chip & Pin world, UK power conversion with 110v power strips, and things to know about congestion fees, and tolls, etc. [more inside]
Hello fellow Metafilterians, now that allergy season is upon us, does anyone recommend the best OTC med for: pressure on the eyes, chest congestion, stuffy nose, and sore throat? It's much worse in the morning. Coughing up yellow awfulness (sorry, gross). Claritin and Mucinex-D do NOT work. Sudafed works like a charm but knocks me out, literally for 2 days. Not sure what's out there, haven't had allergies in a couple of years.
Last week, I got a "Cool Mist" humidifier for our bedroom. We've been using it for a few days, yet we're still waking up with dry sinuses. We also have a steam humidifier, would that be better? More details inside. [more inside]
Why has my sense of smell suddenly become amazing? Or, why am I smelling things that have gone away for a day or two after they are gone? [more inside]
Cold-hacks: I have a stuffy nose and cough (from post-nasal drip). I'll do absolutely anything, but I need to hide the symptoms for a few hours during a crucial appointment tonight. What do I do? [more inside]
I'm writing a paper for congestion pricing and need resources that argue FOR (and how) congestion pricing can work in Washington D.C. [more inside]
I'm in the Bay Area, supposed to fly to New York tomorrow morning. For the past few days I've had moderately crappy sinus congestion. What can I do to make the flight as comfortable as possible? [more inside]
Sinus congestion is making me very unhappy. What works for you? [more inside]
YANMD. What's up with this runny nose in the mornings? [more inside]
Have you undergone myringotomy and placement of tympanostomy tubes as an adult? Was it helpful? [more inside]
Why is there less road traffic on Fridays? [more inside]
How strict is the "24 hour" part of 24-hour Claratin? [more inside]
How long before I should be concerned about the results of my septoplasty? [more inside]
I'm going to ask my doctor, but what might it mean if laying on my back specifically rather than in other positions for extended periods can leave my heart feeling congested for days afterwards? [more inside]
SinusFilter: why can i actually breathe when i am walking around or doing housework whereas if i am just sitting on the couch i can't? [more inside]
Can you help my nasal congestion? [more inside]
Why do I get severe nasal congestion after I have, um, stomach problems? Horrific details follow. [more inside]
Sinus Filter: I've had "nose" issues since I was a kid, but the situation is getting worse. (long story inside) [more inside]
Lung congestion after eating, why now? [more inside]
Nasal congestion on waking... A few possible causes, but a lot of them are ruled out. [more inside]
I have allergies, I'm constantly congested. I used to take sudafed but can't anymore. What else can I do for relief? [more inside]
I'm 3 months pregnant and suffering from massive congestion, sinus headaches, ichy eyes, runnynose, and in the past week it's beginning to keep me up at nights. Help! [more inside]
EndMyPermanentStuffedNoseFilter: I've had an on and off stuffed up nose for pretty much my whole life, meaning I'd estimate my nose is clear maybe 10% of the time. What can I do to fix this? [more inside]
If you fail to pay the congestion charge in London, how long does it take for the fine to come through? 'A friend' may have done this a few weeks ago, and he/she is now wondering if they got away with it...
When I have a stuffy nose from allergies or a cold, jogging up a flight of stairs momentarily reduces the swelling of the nasal passage. Ascending at a walk does not have this effect. Why? Is it the change in air pressure? The bounciness of my gait?