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How can i get rid of nasal congestion?

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Dr. LEONARD FAZIO
Dentistry 33 years experience
Food allergies: Try looking into the idea that certain foods may be irritating yo your system, causing you to react with the chronic drip.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

How do I get rid of nasal congestion for a few hours?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
This may help.: Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in the morning. Afrin is quite strong but can only be used briefly.
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A 20-year-old female asked:

What are some ways to get rid of nasal congestion.?

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Dr. SG Erman
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Family Medicine 35 years experience
Many: Over-the-counter saline sprays, over-the-counter Pseudoephedrine decongestants, prescription nasal steroids, or other nasal medications such as astelin. If these are partially due to allergies, then over-the-counter or prescription antihistamines may help. Increasing humidity in the room can also help.
A 43-year-old member asked:

What is the fastest way to get rid of your nasal congestion?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Need diagnosis: I truly enjoy answering questions on health tap. As an ENT I am impressed by the number of questions that focus on quick fixes for the person's symptoms. I can not emphasize enough the need for an accurate diagnosis. Most physicians treat diseases, not symptoms. Having said this, you need to rule out nasal allergy, sinusitis with or without nasal polyposis. Reflux is a remote possibility.

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