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what is the best thing to take for nasal congestion

A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ashu Syal
Dr. Ashu Syal answered
29 years experience Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis
Productive cough: Most likely allergies, considering nasal stuffiness too! however without through exam, can't be certain. See your pediatrician. Approach should be ant ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mandakini Patel
40 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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Harold Kim
27 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danny Proffitt
42 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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
27 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 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 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Highfill
24 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 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
27 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 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Nasal Saline: The safest and in many cases, effective, is nasal irrigation with saline, available in any store. You can also add a nasal lubricant; there are many b ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nasal saline: Nasal saline is a mild decongestant that can be used if one is adverse to using medications.

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