A 44-year-old member asked:
How come i have constant nasal congestion?
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Specializes in Family Medicine
Allergies: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider.
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Rolling Prairie, IN
A 20-year-old female asked:
What can I do about my constant nasal congestion?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
One option: 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.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Could large adenoids cause constant nasal congestion ?
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Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Adenoids being enlarged is a prime reason of nasal congestion in children. It can also increase runny nose and issues with ear infections. Adenoidectomy is one of the most common surgeries performed in the us every year.
If you are asking about an adult, then the adenoids are very unlikely to be the culprit. In grownups, allergies and enlarged turbinates or septal deviation are more common.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
What to do about nasal congestion from cat when I come home for breaks?
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Specializes in Pediatrics
Cat allergy: You have a cat allergy. If you are coming home and know there will be problem there are a few things to do. First ask parents to be sure your room is clean and cat hair and cat free and cleaned before you get there. Nasalcrom (cromolyn) is a great way to help prevent cat issues...It is over the counter and you can start using it a week before you come home and it will reduce your response.
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Last updated Mar 30, 2016
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