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What is the best way to clear a blocked nose?

What is the best way to clear a blocked nose?

Topical decongestant: If there is no reason to avoid decongestants, you can use afrin over the counter nasal spray to relieve nasal congestion if it does not clear or remain clear, you need to be examined by an otolaryngologist. There are several causes of nasal blockage, and you may not be aware of an underlying condition. ...Read more

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Blocked Nose (Definition)

A blocked nose is the sensation caused by a nasal passage congested with mucus, which can occur during a ...Read more


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What is the best way to get rid of a blocked nose?

What is the best way to get rid of a blocked nose?

Decongestants: A decongestant will help with stuffy or blocked nose.. Pseudoephedrine (sudafed) is the best oral deconestant (have to sign for it at the pharmacy) . Topical decongestants (nasal sprays) such as oxymetazoline (afrin) are also very helpful - and quick, but be careful not to use too often (only twice daily, and only for a few days at a time) as rebound congestion could occur. Saline nasal spray help. ...Read more

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Is polaramine or clarityne better to clear a blocked nose ?

Neither: Both medications are anti-histamines, . Claritin (loratadine), is less sedating. Most anti-histamines have limited effect on nasal congestion. They are effective for symptoms such as itching and runny nose. When combined with decongestants, (claritin d, Allegra d, zyrtec d, and such) are a little more effective. The best medications are inhaled nasal steroids available by prescription only. ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a really blocked nose?

What's best used to take care of a really blocked nose?

Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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How can one clear up a blocked nose?

How can one clear up a blocked nose?

Evaluation: This could be caused by many things from the use of otc nasal sprays to a deviated septum. Or you could have chronic sinusitis. Need to be seen by your doc and possibly be referred to ent. ...Read more

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What is best home remedy for a blocked nose?

What is best home remedy for a blocked nose?

Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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What is the best food when you have a cold blocked nose?

No specific food: Inhaling steam may help but there are no specific foods that would relieve nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Blocked nose, clear mucas (loads of it), headache and aches.. Not sure what tablets I should take to help?

Blocked nose, clear mucas (loads of it), headache and aches.. Not sure what tablets I should take to help?

Sinusitis: The symptoms you describe may be from sinusitis (this is likely viral, although it could be bacterial). You can try nasal saline sprays and warm compresses to your face to help relieve the infection. Over-the-counter sinus medicine, like Sudafed can help with your sinus pain. If you don't find relief in 2-3 days, or if you develop a fever, then see your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Had cold few week back, that cleared, now i have a blocked nose on and off, feels like my throats full of mucus, ears abit crackly and a little wet.

Had cold few week back, that cleared, now i have a blocked nose on and off, feels like my throats full of mucus, ears abit crackly and a little wet.

Likely sinusitis: Your symptoms are suggesting sinusitis, which is most of the times viral and symptom control may suffice- for example nasal saline, Acetaminophen/ibuprofen, Claritin. If symptoms persist over 5-7 days or worsen suddenly see your physician. ...Read more

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