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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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Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Nasal Congestion (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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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?

Get treatment: Use nasal saline wash to disolved & loosen the secretions. Then get daily morning Pseudoephedrine & a 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 an blocked nose?

What can you do if you have an 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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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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