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A 38-year-old member asked:

My nose has been blocked and stuffy all day today! and it's been affecting my chest, too. help?

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Dr. Michael Wolfe
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 23 years experience
Rinse it.: A quick easy and natural way to unplug the nose is with a saline rinse (neti-pot, neilmed sinus irrigator). It is cheap and effective. Another way for quick relief is to use afrin/oxymetazoline. Be careful--over the counter nasal sprays for more than 3 days can be habit forming as your nose gets used to it and requires more to decongest.

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Last updated Feb 10, 2017

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