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Can I Relieve Nasal Congestion With A Hot Steamy Shower
Many people think that a nose gets congested (stuffy) from too much thick mucus. However, in most cases, the nose becomes congested when the tissues lining it become swollen. The swelling is due to inflamed blood vessels. Newborn infants must breathe through the nose. Nasal congestion in an infant's first few months of life can interfere with nursing, and in rare cases can cause serious breathing problems. Nasal congestion in older children and adolescents is usually just an annoyance, but it can cause other difficulties. A stuffy nose is usually caused by ...Read more
Is there anyway to relieve nasal congestion without the use of medication? It makes me too drowsy.
Saline : Spray saline into your nostrils frequently.Get a more detailed answer ›
The past two nights i've woken up in the middle of the night very hot and with nasal congestion.Go back to sleep and feel fine.What could this be?
Nasal wash: Nasal saline is available over the counter & provides a valuable aid to rinsing the irritants, perfumes, dust & other offensive material off int inside of the nose where it causes swelling and drainage. It must sometimes be used aggressively to provide adequate volume to thin secretions & improve airway function. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal congestion, sore body, skin feels hot but no fever. Sneezing, had sore throat, but not anymore. Going on for 2 days, what is this?
Hot and cold sweats, no fever. Nasal congestion and swollen glands green snot and chest mucus also green. Is this the flu or a cold? Or virus?
Nasal or oral: For simple nasal congestion after a cold, you can use: oxymetazoline nasal spray, over the counter oral decongestants, or a saline irrigation solution. If you have high blood pressure or other heart issues, the oral decongestant is not the best choice as it is a potential stimulant to the heart. Then the nasal spray might be the better choice. Personally i always recommend the topical solutions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I suffer from chronic nasal congestion with no relief from common medicatioins, it interferes with my sleep, what can I do?
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