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does vaseline help nasal congestion

A 59-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vahe Yetimyan
50 years experience General Practice
See ENT doctor: ENT doctor check you out if you have a deviated septum or enlarged adenoid or chronic sinus infections, etc. If findings are negative then you will be ... Read More

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A 58-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Claritin, nasal saline rinses all will help. Stay hydrated.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Find the cause: Nasal congestion may be the result of nasal allergy, deviated septum, rhino-sinusitis, nasal polyps and non-allergic rhinitis. As you say, to address ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to hav ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Congestion: Saline nasal spray can help with nasal congestion and reduce sinus pain and congestion.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: Aloe vera spray may help sooth an irritated nose but does not have any primary anti-allergy effects.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Perhaps: When the nose is severely congested with nasal blockage or obstruction, a person can feel like they are having difficulty breathing. When the nasal c ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Darragh O'Carroll
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Yes: Patatnase will help if this is allergic in origin, which it sounds like it is. I recommend adding Flonase if this does not help.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Mucinex (guaifenesin) will not but: Mucinex (guaifenesin) will not but Mucinex (guaifenesin) D will help stuffy nose.It is pregnancy category C.There are no adequate and well controlled ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, it could: Nasonex (mometasone) is a nasal steroid spray indicated for the treating the inflammation of the nose due to allergies. A primary symptom of nasal in ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: Nasal saline is a mild decongestant so it may be beneficial to use in patients with ear congestion from allergies.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Saline nasal irrigations are very helpful in the care and management of chronic sinus disease.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Sinha
52 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Diff, use: Albuterol open the lungs no nasal help.
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Rein
39 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes. maybe.: Guaifenesin is widely promoted for sinus symptoms, bronchitis, and the common cold. It functions as a mucolytic, meaning it loosens phlegm and thins i ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Guaifenesin: Hello, Guaifenesin is a mucolytic which helps your mucus to become thinner and watery. This medicine without a -"d" will have little effect on congest ... Read More
A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nasal sprays: All nasal steroids take a few days to start working and need to build up a dose before they become fully effective. Nasal antihistamines are quicker i ... Read More
A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Fluticasone is a topical nasal steroid spray approved for treating seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis. It can reduce all the symptoms of allerg ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: It depends on the cause for the post-nasal drips. If the nasal drips is not linked to nasal stuffiness, sneezing, or runny nose, one needs to consider ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Tholen
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Sorry, no.: Nasal saline helps moisturize a dry nasal cavity, but will do nothing for the dilated capillaries of the external nasal skin. Topical antibiotics, ora ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
no: It does not cause acne.
A 54-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Some: If small and help avoid recurrence after surgical removal, need to investigate the cause,
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray: Hello, Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray is the same medication as afrin. It can be useful for eustachian tube dysfunction that will cause ear pressur ... Read More
A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Dairy: More so than clear fluids. Depends on type , frequency, state of hydration, smoking
A 76-year-old female asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: Bacitracin is an antibiotic. Nasal polyps are a manifestation of allergic disease not a result of infection. I would recommend you seek treatment wit ... Read More
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