A 41-year-old member asked:
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my nose is completely clogged and i don't know why. what can i do?

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Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
Dr. John McClay
30 years experience Head and Neck Surgery
See a doctor: A clogged nose can be anything from swelling for allergies to a mass growing in the nose.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
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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 da ... Read More
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Dr. Karen Butler
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Better stop: Better stop this very bad practice you will eat through the septum of the nose. So stop now before you have done permanent damage
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Allergy: You may have an underlying allergy. Your nose will become more congested when you lay down. Consult with your house doctor. He/she can prescribe medic ... Read More

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