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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edwin Gray
53 years experience General Practice
Stop blowing so hard: Clear your nose with gentle blowing after rinsing multiple times with OTC saline without preservative. Avoid decongestants; do not place foreign obje ... Read More
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Dr. Inaam Schneider
43 years experience Internal Medicine
Head congestion: it sounds like you have a sever head cold, Probably viral . best thing to do is get some over the counter cold medication to help with your symptoms ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Well you might: Get some germs up your nostrils - or allergens.
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
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Nasal congestion: Although there are many nasal decongestant sprays ( afrin, dristan etc.) they should never be used for longer than 48-72 hours and always followed by ... Read More
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Dr. Ellen Turner
19 years experience Dermatology
Anti-histamine.: You may simply have a lot of mucous and inflammation in the sinus areas that is not able to be "blown" out. Consider antihistamines like zyrtec (cetir ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
20 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Polyp or mucus: Probabky not a poly as they are not things you can blow out- it is more likely to be a mass of mucus that is in the form of the nasal cavity, or a blo ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Sometimes: Best to clean the nose by inhaling with the mouth closed. The risk of blowing out is that debris may enter a sinus or the Eustachian tube and cause i ... Read More
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Martin
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Ear infection: It is possible to spread a sinus infection or even a cold to your ears. I would try to avoid forceful nose blowing, and if the ear pain persists, i w ... Read More
A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Valdez
Specializes in Family Medicine
Maybe not: Usually this is related to being around soot, smoke, or dust, but if getting worse would get it checked out.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Antoanella Calame
18 years experience Dermatology
Dry Nose: Ointments or oils seal in moisture best. Creams are generally a bit lighter, while lotions moisturize the least. A hypoallergenic moisturizer will be ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
22 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Forceful blowing of the nose can increase the intracranial pressure and worsen the edema of the turbinates.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Javier Chinen
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Possible: There is a communication between the middle ear and the back of the nasal cavity leading to the throat, named eustachian tube. Most commonly allergic ... Read More
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