A 35-year-old member asked:
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how to clear a stuffy nose without hurting my ear by blowing?

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Dr. Joseph Woods
27 years experience Pathology
Blow more gently.: The best way to get rid of this is to blow your nose and get it out. Sometimes your nose can be swollen from the flu, so nasal decongestants and cough medicine may be needed. Allergies can cause this, like hay-fever in the spring and summer, so a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might help. All these things help depending on why your nose is stuffed.
Answered on Jun 24, 2014

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