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Can I relieve nasal congestion with a hot steamy shower?

Can I relieve nasal congestion with a hot steamy shower?

Absolutely.: A steamy shower works great to relieve nasal congestion. So does saline nasal irrigation (neti pot)! ...Read more

Dr. John McMahan
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Congested Nose (Definition)

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


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I have nasal congestion due to a cold, how can I get relief?

I have nasal congestion due to a cold, how can I get relief?

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 more

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Help can bengay relieve nasal congestion?

Help can bengay relieve nasal congestion?

See details: Possible to a minor degree because of the wintergreen. A decongestant would do a much better job. ...Read more

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Is there anyway to relieve nasal congestion without the use of medication? It makes me too drowsy.

Is there anyway to relieve nasal congestion without the use of medication? It makes me too drowsy.

Saline nose spray: Can help. Should see a doctor and get a definite diagnosis then appropriate treatment can be given. If you are getting drowsiness from an over the counter antihistamine you can try allergra or Claritin (loratadine) which are non drowsy. ...Read more

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I suffer from chronic nasal congestion with no relief from common medicatioins, it interferes with my sleep, what can I do?

I suffer from chronic nasal congestion with no relief from common medicatioins, it interferes with my sleep, what can I do?

Multiple Causes: Nasal congestion can be from many different causes - including structural problems ( deviated septum), nasal polyps, allergies, thyroid diseases. Evaluation may include getting a ct scan of one's nose and sinuses, allergy testing and blood work. ...Read more

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Is there anything i could do to relieve nasal congestion for my 1 week old daughter ?

Is there anything i could do to relieve nasal congestion for my 1 week old daughter ?

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 more

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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?

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?

Cold: You may be coming down with a cold or it may be that your bedroom is too hot at night and the nasal congestion is from dryness. Lower the thermostat before you go to sleep to see if it helps and monitor your temperature. ...Read more

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I have constant nasal congestion. I take no meds and I've tried allergy pills, neti pots, and sprays which all give temp relief, now what?

I have constant nasal congestion. I take no meds and I've tried allergy pills, neti pots, and sprays which all give temp relief, now what?

A doctor's visit: Looks like you already tried all otc remedies without symptoms relief, the next appropriate step is to come see a specialist in allergy or ent. Prolonged, untreated rhinitis can lead to more serious problems like chronic sinusitis. There are several good prescribed treatment options for your case. ...Read more

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Pressure pain bridge of nose, nasal congestion only occurs when lying down, completely relieved once standing up. It completely goes.no fever. What?!

Pressure pain bridge of nose, nasal congestion only occurs when lying down, completely relieved once standing up. It completely goes.no fever. What?!

Nasal congestion: You may have sinus congestion in one of the lesser known sinuses - either the ethmoid or frontal that flares when you are supine. You may benefit from a trial of nasal decongestant - I like pseudoephedrine either 30 or 60 mg every 6-8 hours. If this doesn't help a sinus CT scan may be helpful. Good luck ...Read more

Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more


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