When I Wake Up my Nose is a Lot Bigger Than Usual - How Can I Fix This?

It takes nearly the whole day to go back to normal. But on some days it doesn't even get smaller. I am wondering if i am allergic to something and there is an easy way to fix this or if i need surgery in order to fix the problem. It stops me from wanting to do things in the day because it looks ugly. I somehow think that if i don't have a shower in the day, it sometimes goes back to normal, but if i do have a shower it stays big.

Doctor Answers (3)

Nose is Bigger Than Usual When Wakes Up in Morning

+3

Hi,

When you wake up your nose is a lot bigger than usual?  You need to stop telling lies in your dreams, Pinocchio.  Just kidding.  You should consult with an otolaryngologist (ENT) for evaluation of your problem.  Book a morning appointment so that your nose is maximally swollen.  And do continue showering on a regular basis.  Good luck, be well, and please let us know what is found. 

Dr. P


Los Angeles Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Morning nasal swelling

+1

Morning nasal swelling may be related to allergies.  Get an appointment with an ENT to be evaluated or an allergist.

Steven Wallach, MD
Manhattan Plastic Surgeon
4.5 out of 5 stars 18 reviews

Nose bigger in the morning.

+1

Our faces swell when we sleep as does the nose. This should be not really noticeable. See an ENT surgeon when your nose is swollen to get an opinion.

Toby Mayer, MD
Beverly Hills Facial Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 17 reviews

You might also like...

These answers are for educational purposes and should not be relied upon as a substitute for medical advice you may receive from your physician. If you have a medical emergency, please call 911. These answers do not constitute or initiate a patient/doctor relationship.