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What is the best home remedy for a stuffed nose?

What is the best home remedy for a stuffed nose?

Depends: On the reason for a stuffy nose.. But the best home remedy is salt water nose drops. Just rinsing the nose with saline helps decrease stuffiness and reduces swelling of the mucous membranes. It is safest to get over the counter nose drops like little noses or ayr or ocean nose drops. ...Read more

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What is a method at home I can do to help me taste food while my nose is stuffed up?

What is a method at home I can do to help me taste food while my nose is stuffed up?

Saline spray: You can decongest your nose with a spray of saline (or a netti pot) but, if you make the solution, be very careful to only use sterilized (boiled) water and using tap water can cause a severe infection. ...Read more

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I have. A really bad stuffed nose. No medicine or home remedies work i can get out thin mucus but nothing will blow out. It feels like its blocked up?

Nasal congestion: You should see your doctor about this. A prescription nasal steroid may be needed. If you have been using an over the counter decongestant nasal spray for a prolonged period of time, it may be part of the problem. Stop using it and use a saline nasal spray to help until you see a doctor. ...Read more

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My 9 month son is suffering from stuffed nose and cough.Just 2month back I have stated giving food i.Is it because of allegi or else .He is suffering?

My 9 month son is suffering from stuffed nose and cough.Just 2month back I have stated giving food i.Is it because of allegi or else .He is suffering?

Continue the food: It is not likely to be the food you introduced. It is however possible that he may be reacting to an environmental allergen or a prolonged cold. Also a sinus infection. As you have tried the oral antihistamine- it is possible it is one of the other two. If it has been more than 2 weeks see the pediatrician. ...Read more

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Weird cold symptom, stuffed nose decreased sense of taste?

Weird cold symptom, stuffed nose decreased sense of taste?

Decreased taste: Part of our sense of taste is due to our sense of smell. When nasal congestion inhibits smell, our sense of taste is diminished as well. Using saline nasal spray to loosen & remove mucous congestion should help taste return to normal. If more is needed, otc decongestant can shrink congested passages to allow mucus to come out. If you have BP problems, ask doc b4 using decongestant. ...Read more

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I have no allergys, but everytime i gte a stuffed nose my medicines don't work and no remidys work, Neti Pot , makes it worse, what going on?

I have no allergys, but everytime  i gte a stuffed nose my medicines don't work and no remidys work, Neti Pot , makes it worse, what going on?

Need more info: What medicines are we talking about? How often does the problem arise? You may need to see an md if the frequency is high. ...Read more

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I have a lack of sense of smell and taste- what to do about stuffed nose?

I have a lack of sense of smell and taste- what to do about stuffed nose?

See an ENT: You may have nasal polyps or another nasal mass, or even just allergies causing the problem. The ENT doctor can work you up correctly. ...Read more

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Are there any night remedies for stuffed nose?

Are there any night remedies for stuffed nose?

Neti pots can : Educe 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 A.M. ...Read more

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My chest is congested, sometimes chest gets tight that i cough a lot, stuffed nose, can't taste anything, and I have a cough. What could it be?

My chest is congested, sometimes chest gets tight that i cough a lot,  stuffed nose, can't taste anything, and I have a cough. What could it be?

Bronchitis/asthma: Heavy amts of mucous, chest and nasal congestion suggests bronchitis perhaps triggered by allergies or infection. If the mucous is discolored, think infection. The tightness in chest is brought on by the work of breathing required to create enough negative pressure to inflate lungs through this airway congestion. Typically these are short-lived although if persistent, asthma might explain it. ...Read more

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Is my daughter slowly developing a cat allergy? She had spots on trunk and now stuffed nose when home from college.

Is my daughter slowly developing a cat allergy? She had spots on trunk and now stuffed nose when home from college.

Allergy testing: If you think your daughter is developing allergy to cat then bring her in to see doctor for blood tests with her fp or an allergist to get tested . If it is true, then avoidance is the key to all her symptoms. ...Read more

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As soon as pica of dust returned i have a cold that has left a wierd taste from post nasal drip in my mouth,stuffed nose and some lumps in phelgm ?

As soon as pica of dust returned i have a cold that has left a wierd taste from post nasal drip in my mouth,stuffed nose and some lumps in phelgm ?

F/u w/ doc: Don't start smoking! If this is caused by particles of dust in the environment, I think of fungi or other organisms, especially with the weird taste you mentioned. This needs to be evaluated by your doc so that he can see you throat and poss your sinuses and do some cultures. ...Read more

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No fever but i feel fatigued, depressed, stuffed nose, eyes feel swollen, cold sores and unable to do much but sleep when i get home. Help!

No fever but i feel fatigued, depressed, stuffed nose, eyes feel swollen, cold sores and unable to do much but sleep when i get home. Help!

Flu Season: It is winter. It is the flu season. People are quite ill right now. If you are also depressed this will make the symptoms worse. ...Read more

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My alergys are completely out of control my nose is stuffed to the point where i can't blow it out. What do I do?

See below: Oral decongestants such as sudafed help. Topicals such as afrin give immediate relief but avoid using longer than 3-4 days. Oral steroids if severe. Topical steroids also work but may take a week or two. Singulair (montelukast) can help. Antihistamines have no decongestant properties. ...Read more

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Any advice? I have got a cold n my nose is stuffed up i can't sleep?

Any advice? I have got a cold n my nose is stuffed up i can't sleep?

A few things: Moisture: use a humidifier, take a hot shower. Stay hydrated with oral fluids. Use a saline spray to loosen secretions. Drain your sinuses with a neti pot or similar from the pharmacy. Use a warm compress. Try otc decongestants – use spray no more than 3 days. Try otc antihistamines or allergy medicine. If no improvement, see your md for prescription drugs. You may need to see an allergist. ...Read more

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When i get sick it always goes the same way, my throat get s infalmed and starts to hurt whe it's better my nose is stuffed, why is it a routine?

When i get sick it always goes the same way, my throat get s infalmed and starts to hurt whe it's better my nose is stuffed, why is it a routine?

Not unusual: Many viruses and bacteria seem to start in oropharyngeal- throat and lead to drainage, nodes, cough, sinuses, bronchitis either primary or with secondary bacterial infections. Smokers at risk. Poor oral hygeine a risk. Immunosupression, steroids, allergies can all be involved in recurrent episodes. ...Read more

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I feel fluid in my ears, unbalanced, a cough, my nose is stuffed and I keep falling asleep. What could this be?

I feel fluid in my ears, unbalanced, a cough, my nose is stuffed and I keep falling asleep. What could this be?

Viral cold: Sounds like a viral cold. The fluid in your ears can make you feel unbalanced. Do you have other symptoms? Fever, nausea, vomiting, chills, sore throat, sneezing? If so, I would recommend you get in to see your doctor to make sure this is nothing more than a viral cold. ...Read more

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