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how do i treat nasal inflammation at home?

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Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Saline rinses: Buffered saline nasal rinses have been shown to be as good, if not almost as good, as medicated intranasal steroids in relieving the subjective degree of nasal obstruction (snot-20 questionnaire). A simple mixture of sodium bicarbonate, sea salt and distilled water is all that is needed to relieve much of the nasal congestion that is felt on a daily basis. Failing this, an ENT evaluation is needed.

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My baby keeps putting things in her nose - what should I do?

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Dr. Scott Katz
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No small objects.: Children are naturally curious and will place objects where they think they fit nicely, be it the nose, ear, mouth, etc. You should not allow your child to play or handle small objects. A good rule is if something fits inside a toilet paper tube, it is not appropriate for a child under 3 years old. You would be amazed what doctors have removed from childrens' ears, noses and other places.
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Is it safe to use a humidifier for my nasal congestions?

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Dr. Sheila Goodman
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Yes: Humidifiers are safe as long as you keep them clean and use the cold air ones so that you don't get bacterial or fungal growth in them. Congestion can also be helped by saline nasal sprays, sudafed or medicated nasal sprays.
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What does it mean when the goo coming out of my baby's nose is thick green?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Could be a cold: Discolored mucus from the nose is often a sign of an infection. It may be as simple as a common cold. If your baby is congested, saline nasal spray is very safe and useful to use. In addition, a cool mist humidifier in the room may also help. If your baby is having a high fever, refusing to eat, breathing rapidly or acting ill in any other way, it is best to call your doctor to check him out.
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How can inflammed and swollen gums be treated?

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Dr. Daniel Sampson
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It depends: On the cause. Most of the time, this is due to plaque and calculus and is treated by a professional cleaning and good oral hygiene. However, some serious systemic diseases can cause swollen gums, so it is best to visit a dentist for an evaluation.
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Can exercise clear out heart inflamation?

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
Cardio conditioning: There are many causes of cardiac inflammation--infections, drug/chemo, radiation effects, excess alcohol, rheumatologic diseases, uncontrolled diabetes etc..While exercise itself does not get rid of inflammation in the heart, it may improve heart function and general health. It can help lower cholesterol/sugar, blood pressure and thus better heart-health. Other diseases must be treated. Good luck.

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