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What is best for nasal congestion

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Pseudoephedrine: Decongestants work best for nasal congestion, and there is only one over the counter medication that works well for this problem, and that is pseudoep ... Read More
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Zimmerman
26 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Consider...: Consider a trial of a nasal decongestant...But no more than twice a day and only for 3-3 days. Ask your local pharmacist to guide you. I would stop th ... Read More
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Dr. Steven Hill
23 years experience Family Medicine
Depends on age: It depends on the age of the child - i actually recommend you talk with your pharmacist as their are dozens of cold medications in the over the counte ... Read More
Dr. Robert Stachler
31 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal congestion : Stay away from nasal decongestants, they are not designed to help you or your friends. They cause rebound congestion in the nose and are addictive. ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
41 years experience Pediatrics
Nasal congestion: The best home remedy for nasal congestion is not to over zealously blow your nose. Instead use nasal saline rinse or mist and it helps decongest and ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Short term: Short term, a decongestant such as sudafed or afrin nasal spray will cause decongestion but caution for long term use as it will quit working.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
43 years experience Family Medicine
Suction: If the nose is congested and full of mucous the best way to clear the nasal passages of a toddler who cannot blow the nose is to use a suction bulb. S ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nasal congestion: Chronic nasal congestion needs to be evaluated by an md. The symptoms might be due to an avoidable allergen like dust mites of pet dander. A blood tes ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Highfill
25 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Saline: First thing to try would be a saline spray. If you have excessive drainage from the nose you can use a hypertonic saline. Available otc with few side ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
45 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Saline: Saline nasal spray or rinses can help with allergy symptoms. Otherwise there are numerous medicines that are safe and effective.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Saline nose drops: Saline nose drops followed by nasal suction with a bulb syringe is the best approach for infants. Persistent symptoms may indicate an infection. Nas ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nasal steroid spray: The most effective treatment for the nasal congestion associated with allergies is topical nasal steroid sprays. These include qnasl, zetonna, flonas ... Read More
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