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Best way to get rid of congestion?

Best way to get rid of congestion?

Nasal vs Chest?: If nasal and something that just started... It may be a viral upper respiratory infection. It could be allergies as well - but less likely this time of year if new onset. Afrin nasal spray is a great decongestant - use no more than 4 days. Over the counter phenylephrine/pseudoephedrine. Plain old saline nasal spary is good as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Gregory Moneta
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Best way to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Depends: How best to treat a stuffy nose depends on cause. Saline spray or irrigations tends to help for most causes. Please see your primary for evaluation and more specific treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get rid of your nasal congestion?

What is the fastest way to get rid of your nasal congestion?

Need diagnosis: I truly enjoy answering questions on health tap. As an ENT I am impressed by the number of questions that focus on quick fixes for the person's symptoms. I can not emphasize enough the need for an accurate diagnosis. Most physicians treat diseases, not symptoms. Having said this, you need to rule out nasal allergy, sinusitis with or without nasal polyposis. Reflux is a remote possibility. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sinus congestion ?

How to get rid of sinus congestion ?

Over the counter: There are lots of great over the counter options to help, and remember, congestion does not mean you have an infection. Saline rinse, a decongestant, antihistamine and even a steroid nasal spray can all offer great help. You should discuss any of these with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure none of these are contraindicated in your particular case. ...Read more

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What are the best way to get rid of a stuffy/ runny nose?

What are the best way to get rid of a stuffy/ runny nose?

Depends on cause.: 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 A.M. ...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's the quickest way to get rid of a blocked nose?

What's the quickest way to get rid of a blocked nose?

Oxymetazoline: Otc nose sprays containing oxymetazoline or neosynephrine (phenylephrine) are great at decongesting your nose in a hurry, without a lot of side effects in the short term. It can dry and irritate your nose after a few days. If used longer than 3 to 5 days it can have a rebound effect, where your nasal lining swells more than it was in the first place. So only use for 3 to five days. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of a stuffy/ runny nose? Any tips?

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 a.m. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of a stuffy nose?

What are the best ways to get rid of a stuffy 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 the best way to getting rid of a runny nose?

What the best way to getting rid of a runny nose?

First, diagnosis: A runny nose may be allergy, viral, nasal polyp, non-allergic rhinitis or vaso-motor rhinitis. The point I am making is, ask not what the treatment is, ask what the problem is. Good clinicians treat disease, not symptoms. Therefore, i recommend you consult a competent rhinologist (nose doctor) and find out why you have a runny nose. ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to get rid of a stuffed nose?

What's the fastest way to get rid of a stuffed 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 pm before you go to bed & again in the morning. Afrin is faster (but can only use short term). Decongestants may have se's. ...Read more

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What's the simplest way to get rid of seasonal allergies?

What's the simplest way to get rid of seasonal allergies?

Seasonal allergies: Getting rid of seasonal allergies, a chronic condition, cannot be done quickly. Symptoms can be controlled with medications but long term control and possible cure can only be achieved with allergen immunotherapy. You need to see an allergist for that. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a sinus head ache?

What is the best way to get rid of a sinus head ache?

Relieve pressure: Sinus headache is caused be pressure buildup within a sinus cavity. Optimal treatment depends on cause. It could include targeting infection, allergy, structural abnormality, or an inflammatory condition (eg polyp growth). Measures to prevent drying out of the lining of the nasal cavity and sinuses help. Remove irritants such as smoke exposure. Review with a knowledgeable physician will help! ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of phlegm and a stuffy nose?

What is the best way to get rid of phlegm and a stuffy nose?

Blow your nose.: The best way to get rid of this is to blow your nose and get it out. Sometimes your nose can be swollen from the flu, so nasal decongestants and cough medicine may be needed. Allergies can cause this, like hay-fever in the spring and summer, so a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might help. All these things help depending on why your nose is stuffed. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Loury
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Nasal Congestion (Stuffiness) (Definition)

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