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How did you cope with pregnancy rhinitis?

I'm 7 months pregnant and have suffered from a chronically stuffy nose since the first test came back positive. I cannot breathe like a normal person without liberal squirts of Sinex, but obviously I'd like other solutions. Help! [more inside]
posted by zoomorphic on Feb 10, 2016 - 20 answers

Vet time?

My cat seems to have a cold -it seems like she has really bad nasal congestion and eye discharge. Should I take her to the vet? On the one hand I think no, because last time she had these symptoms (July) the vet said there was nothing she could do, and I don't want to stress her out for nothing when she's already uncomfortable and possibly prolong this. On the other hand "Making bad noises when breathing= doctor" seems like a pretty good guideline to follow in general. [more inside]
posted by bleep on Feb 5, 2016 - 11 answers

Panicked about nose getting stuffed up

I don't know what's going on with me but in the last couple of months I've been developing a fear of not being able to breathe. Now I'm getting a cold. I am desperate not to get congested and I can't handle extensive googling. Please just tell me what to take or do.
posted by HotToddy on Sep 11, 2015 - 25 answers

How to get rid of this bronchitis for good?

I'm a non smoking female in my 30s. Developed serious allergies over the past 3 years. Found out I'm allergic to any mold and dust. Was going for the shots until I found out I can't take them if I have chest congestion. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by InterestedInKnowing on Jul 25, 2015 - 12 answers

I want to set off a mucus-removing themonuclear device in my sinuses.

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]
posted by Fister Roboto on Oct 7, 2014 - 29 answers

It's like sleep apnea, but through my nose. What's going on?

It's like sleep apnea, but through my nose. What's going on? [more inside]
posted by The Card Cheat on Jan 3, 2014 - 14 answers

Why do I get so congested after I eat?

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]
posted by emily37 on Jun 26, 2013 - 31 answers

Visitors to L.A: Was traffic better or worse than you expected?

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]
posted by Room 641-A on Apr 29, 2013 - 60 answers

Muffled ears won't go away days after trip!

Any tips on how to get rid of muffled ears? [more inside]
posted by hellameangirl on Feb 20, 2013 - 8 answers

Recent nicknames: Sickie, Boogernose

This cold is making me crazy. Help me feel better! [more inside]
posted by sucre on Oct 17, 2012 - 23 answers

How to feel better when I can't see a doctor yet?

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]
posted by cp311 on Apr 29, 2012 - 16 answers


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?
posted by Artw on Jun 10, 2011 - 39 answers

UK Honeymoon Mystery Adventure Time

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]
posted by chambers on May 11, 2011 - 24 answers

My eyes are going to pop out of my head.... thank you Spring!

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.
posted by luciddream928 on Apr 19, 2011 - 35 answers

Please help me understand the world of humidifiers

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]
posted by filthy light thief on Mar 29, 2011 - 24 answers

How come I can smell stuff now?

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]
posted by farmersckn on Mar 28, 2011 - 10 answers

How do you spell relief?

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]
posted by bradly on Jan 25, 2011 - 28 answers

Congestion Pricing in D.C.?

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]
posted by bluelight on Nov 6, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me get to New York without a burst eardrum

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]
posted by telegraph on Sep 24, 2010 - 24 answers

My sinuses are broken.

Sinus congestion is making me very unhappy. What works for you? [more inside]
posted by littleflowers on Aug 13, 2010 - 25 answers

WTF, nose?

YANMD. What's up with this runny nose in the mornings? [more inside]
posted by Bardolph on Jul 21, 2010 - 11 answers

Oh, my aching ears!

Have you undergone myringotomy and placement of tympanostomy tubes as an adult? Was it helpful? [more inside]
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse on Mar 15, 2010 - 3 answers

Why is there less road traffic on Fridays?

Why is there less road traffic on Fridays? [more inside]
posted by jeremias on Oct 16, 2009 - 23 answers

Do I HAVE to wait?

How strict is the "24 hour" part of 24-hour Claratin? [more inside]
posted by EmpressCallipygos on Jun 15, 2009 - 17 answers

How long for a deviated septum to heal?

How long before I should be concerned about the results of my septoplasty? [more inside]
posted by jwfree on May 4, 2009 - 10 answers

Someone analyze my ventricles.

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]
posted by GleepGlop on Aug 8, 2008 - 10 answers

why can't i breathe?!

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]
posted by violetk on Feb 18, 2008 - 11 answers

Help me breathe!

Can you help my nasal congestion? [more inside]
posted by missjamielynn on Feb 17, 2008 - 10 answers


Why do I get severe nasal congestion after I have, um, stomach problems? Horrific details follow. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Dec 15, 2007 - 10 answers

Help Me to Breathe Easier

Sinus Filter: I've had "nose" issues since I was a kid, but the situation is getting worse. (long story inside) [more inside]
posted by Oriole Adams on Dec 9, 2007 - 10 answers

Coughing after eating in Denver

Lung congestion after eating, why now? [more inside]
posted by yodelingisfun on Sep 21, 2007 - 14 answers

Homesickness at home.

Nasal congestion on waking... A few possible causes, but a lot of them are ruled out. [more inside]
posted by tmcw on Jan 13, 2007 - 13 answers

Please help me breathe.

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]
posted by [insert clever name here] on May 24, 2006 - 39 answers

Help me breathe without decongestants!

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]
posted by Sallysings on May 5, 2006 - 11 answers

My dose is bocked

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]
posted by Happy Dave on Feb 2, 2006 - 24 answers

Congestion Charge Fine in London

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...
posted by ascullion on Dec 13, 2004 - 4 answers

Why does running up stairs clean my sinuses?

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?
posted by Scoo on Oct 10, 2004 - 7 answers

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