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How can i prevent a blocked stuffy nose?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Start simple: First start with a pure antihistamine to see if allergy may be playing a role. Zyrtec, Claritin or alavert are otc and worth trying. If after a few days there is no improvement then try a decongestant as well. If after a few days you are still blocked you should see your family doctor for a prescription nasal spray either a steroid or an antihistamine. If that doesn't help you need to see an ent.

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Last updated Jun 24, 2014

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