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what is the best way to clear a blocked nose?

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Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Topical decongestant: If there is no reason to avoid decongestants, you can use afrin over the counter nasal spray to relieve nasal congestion if it does not clear or remain clear, you need to be examined by an otolaryngologist. There are several causes of nasal blockage, and you may not be aware of an underlying condition.
Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
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Be cautious not to use afrin longer than a few days to avoid the deleterious effects of prolonged use and overuse of this medication.
Aug 19, 2012

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