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i have had nasal congestion for just <1week. nasal sprays worked but i've maxed out. oral decongestants aren't working. other suggestions?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Hope you weren't: using afrin for week straight as that can cause rebound congestion. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup distilled lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head &amp; pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly &amp; spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed &amp; &gt;
Answered on Nov 1, 2014

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What next--&gt;ENT eval: Almost 2 weeks and no relief. See the specialist and get treated well. Good luck.
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