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I always have blocked nose after swimming. Am I allergic to the pool?

I always have blocked nose after swimming. Am I allergic to the pool?

Pool & stuffy noses: While pools are sometimes sources of allergens like molds & pollen (especially if outdoors), most nasal congestion following swimming is likely due to irritants like chlorine, temperature changes from getting in & out of the water, or positional changes (as you swim, blood that normally pools in the legs while upright flows towards the head more easily and fills the nasal tissues). ...Read more

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How can I treat a blocked nose?

How can I treat a blocked nose?

See an ENT : If this a chronic problem you might have a deviated septum, turbinate hypertrophy, nasal polypp, or worse. If this just a temporary situation try sudafed over the counter or a saline sinus rinse. ...Read more

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What could I do to cure a blocked nose?

What could I do to cure a blocked nose?

Get treatment: Use nasal saline wash to disolved & loosen the secretions. Then get daily morning Pseudoephedrine & an antihistamine if persist for more than a wek get professional help. ...Read more

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Cure/ tips for relieving a blocked nose?

Cure/ tips for relieving 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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How can I unblock a blocked nose quickly?

How can I unblock a blocked nose quickly?

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 to do if I have a blocked nose, help!?

What to do if I have a blocked nose, help!?

Blocked nose: 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 can you do if you have a blocked nose?

What can you do if you have a blocked nose?

Blocked nose: The only way to tell is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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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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I'm having symptoms of blocked nose! Help, please?

I'm having symptoms of blocked nose! Help, please?

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 definition or description of: Blocked nose?

What is the definition or description of: Blocked nose?

Blocked nose: Blocked nose β€” nares is obstructed β€” often by congested mucus membranes in the nose. ...Read more

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Please explain what do you do if you have a blocked nose?

Please explain what do you do if you have a blocked nose?

Nose: Good question with lots of answers. Many causes including a deviated septum, allergies and polyps. Depending on the cause is the treatment. See an ENT to check it out ...Read more

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For what possible reasons have i always got a blocked nose?

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

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I have a blocked nose for.2 months.1 side always remains llocked.?

I have a blocked nose for.2 months.1 side always remains llocked.?

Several possibilitie: This could be from allergies, polyps, deviated septum, turbinate hypertrophy.
You can try some nasal saline and if this does not help, see your doctor for a nasal exam. ...Read more

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I have perennial rhinitis and blocked nose, what to do?

I have perennial rhinitis and blocked nose, what to do?

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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I have a blocked nose, but it's only on one side of my nose. What could this be?

I have a blocked nose, but it's only on one side of my nose. What could this be?

Septal deviation?: You likely have a nasoseptal (the bone/cartilage separating the two sides of the nose) deviated to that side thus the unilateral blockage. See ENT. ...Read more

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How to sleep with a blocked nose?

How to sleep with a blocked nose?

Several options: A good place to start is to figure out why your nose is blocked. Is it blocked only at night when you want to sleep? You may be allergic to dust/dander or something else in your bedroom in that case. If you only have an occasional blocked nose, sometimes a vasoconstrictor like oxymetazoline (Afrin) is OK, but only for 3 days of use. Saline spray, keeping your head up, and allergy meds may help too ...Read more

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How can I get rid of blocked nose?

How can I get rid of blocked nose?

Blocked nose: The only way to tell is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a blocked nose?

How can I get rid of a blocked nose?

Depends on cause: The nose can be congested from allergy, medications, polyps, and structural problems. Nasal steroids and antihistamine/decongestant preparations can help with allergy, nasal steroids sometimes reduce polyps. If it is structural such as a deviated septum, large turbinates, or polyps then surgery is often beneficial. Suggest seeing an ENT physician for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my blocked nose?

How can I get rid of my blocked nose?

Mouth breathing: It is not uncommon with osa that an individual may have nasal airway insufficiency and thus breathe primary through their mouth. This dysfunctional breathing pattern may lead to an enlarged tongue and at night during sleep obstructive sleep apnea which will not allow extended time in restorative delta sleep levels. Get it checked out! ...Read more

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How to get rid of a blocked nose, quickly?

How to get rid of a blocked nose, quickly?

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 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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Can you tell me how to sleep with a blocked nose?

Can you tell me how to sleep with 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 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 β€” 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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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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How to get relief from a blocked nose due to allergies?

Pills or sprays: You can try an over the counter antihistamine pill which you can take once a day. If you want short-term relief, you can use oxymetazoline nasal spray for a maximum of 3 days. If you use it longer, you will run the risk of rebound congestion. You can see your doctor who can also prescribe steroid nasal sprays, antihistamine nasal sprays, and allergy pills. Saline irrigation may be helpful. ...Read more

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14 days of newborns, the blocked nose, what should I do?

14 days of newborns, the blocked nose, what should I do?

Nasal congestion: Not fully understanding the question, if its about the 14-day-old newborn that has nasal congestion, then suctioning after using saline drops is the best option. Cool mist humidifier can help as well. ...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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I have perennial rhinitis- blocked nose driving me insane?

I have perennial rhinitis- blocked nose driving me insane?

Nasal decongestant: Sometimes adding a nasal decongestant such as otc Afrin improves delivery of other nasal medications. The Afrin can be used for 3-5 days at the same time as the regular nasal medication. If used longer, there can be risk of rebound congestion. Also, be sure to use saline irrigation to keep nasal mucosa moist. Finally, avoid those allergens (eg. using dust mite impermeable bedding covers) ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a blocked nose?

Neti pots can: Reduce nasal congestion. Mix ΒΌ 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