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Alway Got A Blocked Nose Any Suggestions
Nasal congestion: This article from mayo clinc provides great information on reasons for nasal congestion. Check it out. http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/nasal-congestion/my00178/method=print. ...Read more
Viral infection: Try an otc nasal spray such as afrin or Neo-Synephrine for 3 days only and a decongestant such as sudafed (pseudo-ephedrine) for 7 days. If the ears remain blocked for more than 2 weeks, then consult an ENT doctor. The symptoms are consistent with an upper respiratory tract viral infection. ...Read more
Just had the heaviest cold ever.
Still got a blocked nose, cough and a cold sore. How long should I wait before getting flu jab?
If you are in the: 70's age range, then I would say a full week after your last fever and/or active sore/cough. Your immune system should have recovered by now, but challenging it again with something as virulent as influenza so soon after it was battered by the previous infection would not be the most prudent thing to do. Though the question is have you had flu "jabs" before? ...Read more
What could be causing my blocked nose? I got a cold 7 months ago and ever since i've had a blocked nose?
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. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more
First, diagnosis: A blocked nose may be related to a number of nasal disorders and depending on the cause may lead to a number of different treatments. Viral infection, hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates, nasal polyps, deviated septum, mass in the nose. Therefore, it is obvious that the treatment follows the appropriate diagnosis. See your ENT doc before treating yourself. ...Read more
Nose block: Breathe right nasal strips from local pharmacy. ...Read more
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