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Dr. John McMahan
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Congested Nose (Overview)

Congested nose = stuffy nose. Partial or full blockage of nasal passages due to swelling of blood vessels in outer tissues.


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What could be the cause of me always waking up with a congested nose and dry mouth?

What could be the cause of me always waking up with a congested nose and dry mouth?

See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more

Dr. John McMahan
460 Doctors shared insights

Congested Nose (Overview)

Congested nose = stuffy nose. Partial or full blockage of nasal passages due to swelling of blood vessels in outer tissues.


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What's th event thing you can do whne you have a congested nose and how long do they last?

What's th event thing you can do whne you have a congested nose and how long do they last?

Varies: There are many otc products 2 help u out. B sure 2 read the labels 4 indications 4 use & how often u need 2 dose ur self. If u progressively get worse than c u r provider. ...Read more

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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Apply compression to the front of your nose
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Gently pack your nose with cotton
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If your nosebleeds are continuous or frequent, go to the emergency room
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What is the best treatment for a congested nose?

What is the best treatment for a congested nose?

Saline solution: Are very cheap. Apply that on the nose, topically or use a spray mist, dry it with fresh q tips and coat your nostril with aquaphor ointment, vaseline or a & d ointment. May repeat as often as needed. At times you may need allergy med or prescription nose spray if severe. Steaming up the bathroom help loosen up very stuffed up nose especially the little babies. Breathe better after a shower, right? ...Read more

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Severe nasal mucus and congestion. Caught cold and even after its gone, still have a lot of mucus discharge and congested nose. Any permanent cures?

Severe nasal mucus and congestion. Caught cold and even after its gone, still have a lot of mucus discharge and congested nose. Any permanent cures?

Neti pots can: Reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup distilled 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 a.m. Not a permanent cure but can help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of baby's congested nose, since there are no baby nose medicines at the store?

How do I get rid of baby's congested nose, since there are no baby nose medicines at the store?

Only need saline: In babies the primary cause of congestion is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that may not bother you but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run. Air particle filters can also help. ...Read more

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My 1yr old daughter has congested nose of 4 days duration, n fever 1 day duration, . ...Sleeps well, gets cranky on getting up....Wat shud b done now..

My 1yr old daughter has congested nose of 4 days duration, n fever 1 day duration, . ...Sleeps well, gets cranky on getting up....Wat shud b done now..

Patience: The average common cold lasts about one week. Call your doctor if she develops fever, respiratory distress, rash, or extreme irritability. Cool mist and fluids are the supportive treatments - over the counter cough and cold medications are not recommended at all for children under two years of age. ...Read more

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Why do I get congested nose at night and sneeze many times?

Why do I get congested nose at night and sneeze many times?

Sneezing at night: Lying down increases blood flow to nasal membranes and can cause congestion. You may have allergens or bedbugs in your bedroom--mattress covers and hepa filters can reduce allergens. Also getting rid of rugs and draperies. ...Read more

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Congested nose what to do?

Congested nose what to do?

Nasal sprays not OTC: For seasonal allergies, the most effective options are the steroid or antihistamine nasal sprays, available by prescription. Not only do they work the best, but they are technically local therapy as negligible amounts enter the bloodstream. The OTC nasal sprays can cause rebound symptoms, which the prescription versions do not. ...Read more

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How can I unblock congested nose?

How can I unblock congested nose?

Depends: If it is caused by a cold, then a 4-5 days' use of afrin is ok. If it is caused by allergy, then you may need a nasal steroid or rx nasal antihistamine. ...Read more

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Can a child die of a congested nose?

Can a child die of a congested nose?

Congested nose: Rarely. Humans are obligate nose breather. Breathe through mouth if only option. Nasal congestion and adenoid hypertrophy can lead to sleep apnea, chronic ear disease, sinus infections, behavior problems, daytime drowsiness, inattention, etc, etc. Best to see ENT for evaluation and possible treatment ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Congested nose?

What is the definition or description of: Congested nose?

Congested nose: Congested nose = stuffy nose. Partial or full blockage of nasal passages due to swelling of blood vessels in outer tissues. ...Read more

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Hi, my two week old is congested with a congested nose could it be the formula?

Hi, my two week old is congested with a congested nose could it be the formula?

No URTI: Probably has a Cold OR viral infection suctioned and clean the secretions with saline solution an ear bulb frequently and aggressively until airway in clean. May last couple of days if longer became lethargic does not eat or pee as usual immediately to the doctor or ED. Good Luck,!! ...Read more

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What's th event thing you can do whne you have a congested nose and how long do they last?

Varies: There are many otc products 2 help u out. B sure 2 read the labels 4 indications 4 use & how often u need 2 dose ur self. If u progressively get worse than c u r provider. ...Read more

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Is there any home-made recipe for relieving a congested nose?

Is there any home-made recipe for relieving a congested nose?

Table salt: Boil some water, take 7 ounces of that water and add 1/4 teaspoon of table salt and let it cool off. There is your home made remedy. The only thing is, you have to make fresh ones every 2-3 days. You have to account for cost of water, gas or electric bill. Is it worth it? I would recommend buying saline solutions otc which is cheaper, more practical and you can keep till its expiration date! ...Read more

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I am in cancun on vacation and I have a congested nose. How can I fix it?

I am in cancun on vacation and I have a congested nose. How can I fix it?

Nasal congestion: Have you tried an over the counter decongestant? When you get home, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Hi. I got symptoms of a harsh cough (which now comes and goes) a runny/congested nose and mlre I'm lookjng for advice on how to recover by friday AM?

Hi. I got symptoms of a harsh cough (which now comes and goes) a runny/congested nose and mlre I'm lookjng for advice on how to recover by friday AM?

Symptomatic Rx: Sounds like a cold. No cure for that but it is about rest, fluids, and time and of course managing the symptoms. Consider decongestants and antihistamines. Cough syrups and drops may be of benefit. If you are a smoker now would be a good time to stop. ...Read more

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For 3 weeks I've had a congested nose. I don't know why. Due to this, I've been snoring every night. I'm really worried. I have no other symptoms. Why?

For 3 weeks I've had a congested nose. I don't know why. Due to this, I've been snoring every night. I'm really worried. I have no other symptoms. Why?

Mgt: There are many possible causes, including an infection or allergic rhinitis. I would suggest reviewing your symptoms with a virtual appointment.
If you have a history of allergies, nasal saline, nasal steroids and an anti-histamine may be used. ...Read more

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Can I tell me how I can get rid of a congested nose?

Can I tell me how I can get rid of a congested nose?

One way: 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. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to get rid of a congested nose?

What is the quickest way to get rid of a congested nose?

Afrin (oxymetazoline) is very fast: But can only be used for a very brief time due to potential for rebound insomnia. 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 am & pm. ...Read more

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What exactly is the fastest way to get rid of a congested nose?

What exactly is the fastest way to get rid of a congested nose?

Something like: Afrin help sxs fast but can only be used for a very limited time & it doesn't mean the congestion won't come back. 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. ...Read more

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If anxiety is causing congested nose is it due to histamine release or coetisol release?

If anxiety is causing congested nose is it due to histamine release or coetisol release?

Nasal congestion: Anxiety itself probably not the reason for nasal congestion, you should have other symptoms of anxiety. Have yourself checked out for other causes like allergies or problems in the sinus drainage pathway. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of baby's congested nose, since there are no baby nose medicines at the store?

Only need saline: In babies the primary cause of congestion is the environment. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that may not bother you but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run. Air particle filters can also help. ...Read more

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Do I have an pneumonia? I don't have a cough at all whatsoever. I have a really stuffy and congested nose and it's annoying. I can't blow any snot.

Do I have an pneumonia? I don't have a cough at all whatsoever. I have a really stuffy and congested nose and it's annoying. I can't blow any snot.

No you don't: Have pneumonia, what you have is inflammation of your nasal passages, which could be due to viruses, use over the counter medicines to help clear it, read the directions carefully though, if you are really suffering, please visit your doctor ...Read more

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Haven't ben able to breathe thru my nose for some months now... I want to know the reason for me always having a stuffy and congested nose. Nonstop?

Haven't ben able to breathe thru my nose for some months now... I want to know the reason for me always having a stuffy and congested nose. Nonstop?

See an ENT: Or an allergist, but confer with your doctor first. Nasal congestion can be due to several reasons, most common is chronic rhinitis, nasal inflammation, which can be allergic in nature. Can also be due to certain drugs you use regularly or the environment around you. At any rate you need evaluation, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Why do I get congested nose at night and sneeze many times?

Sneezing at night: Lying down increases blood flow to nasal membranes and can cause congestion. You may have allergens or bedbugs in your bedroom--mattress covers and hepa filters can reduce allergens. Also getting rid of rugs and draperies. ...Read more

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What's the best relief for sticky phlegm on babies and congested nose?

What's the best relief for sticky phlegm on babies and congested nose?

Salt water rinse: The best treatment for nasal mucus in a baby is salt water (saline) nasal drops or spray followed by gentle suction with a bulb syringe. ...Read more

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