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What can I do about nasal congestion

A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Identify trigger: To determine the correct treatment, the cause of nasal congestion should be found. There is a wide range of triggers including allergies, deviated na ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Inflamed nose: It is a good treatment but some individuals improve by avoiding irritants or allergens. Others benefit from intranasal saline or cromolyns (nasalchrom ... Read More
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
22 years experience Family Medicine
Get evaluated: Significant seasonal/perenial rhinitis can adversely affect quality of life, especially sleep which in turn can affect work performance and life-funct ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
One option: Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pou ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Westreich
21 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Post operative nose: The answer depends how long it's been since your surgery. If its the first week then oral steroids may help. Sudafed can also be effective. If its bee ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Cat allergy: You have a cat allergy. If you are coming home and know there will be problem there are a few things to do. First ask parents to be sure your room is ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pablo Arango
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Depends on cause.: A good thorough exam by an otolaryngologist should give you the answer. There are many causes of nasal obstruction:allergies, deviated septum, polyps, ... Read More
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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
A 57-year-old male asked:
Dr. Orrin Ailloni-Charas
28 years experience Anesthesiology
Benadryl (diphenhydramine): Claritin, nasal saline rinses all will help. Stay hydrated.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Congestion: 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

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