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Can I Relieve Nasal Congestion With A Hot Steamy Shower
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
Saline: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently.Get a more detailed answer ›
Is there anyway to relieve nasal congestion without the use of medication? It makes me too drowsy.
Nasal congestion may be the result of allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis, overuse of over the counter sprays.
It sounds like you are taking a sedating antihistamine. As always, diagnosis precedes treatment. See an ENT doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime try saline (warm salt water) irrigations. ...Read more
I suffer from chronic nasal congestion with no relief from common medicatioins, it interferes with my sleep, what can I do?
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
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?
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
I am debating between taking Sudafed or Mucinex I have a lot of mucus and nasal congestion. Which one will you recommend provide faster releive?
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
Nasal congestion, sneezing. Taking Flonase, antihistamine and pain relief. Looks like a big bump blocking nasal package. What could it be?
Bad allergies (nasal congestion/itchy eyes/etc) with no relief from daily claritind. What are other options? (shots? Prescriptions? Anything else?)
Dietary will help: Making sure to hydrate well and cutting out sugars, dairy, sodas, processed foods, desserts will reduce phlegm production. Cut out tobacco, as that can be contributory too. There are eye drops that help reduce allergies but you must see your eye doctor first. Cool compresses are also useful over eyes. ...Read more
I am experiencing toothache, nasal congestion (stuffiness), flushing on my ears neck and top of head, gets really red and hot back of neck mostly ear?
I have nasal congestion, runny nose and my left ear feels plugged. I haven't had fever. What will be good to relief my plugged ear sensation?
Runny nose: Try a steroid nasal spray. You will need aprescription from your doctor ir allergist. ...Read more
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?
Severe sore throat from 8/25 pm. Fever 102 til 8/27 pm. Aches, cough, swollen throat glands. Nasal congestion extreme throat pain today tips 4 relief?
Depends on cause.: A good thorough exam by an otolaryngologist should give you the answer. There are many causes of nasal obstruction:allergies, deviated septum, polyps, sinusitis, turbinate hypertrophy. Too many to get into in this format. You need to be evaluated by an ENT to figure this one out. ...Read more
Identify trigger: To determine the correct treatment, the cause of nasal congestion should be found. There is a wide range of triggers including allergies, deviated nasal septum, nasal polyps, chronic sinus infection, adenoid hypertrophy, medication side effects, etc. An allergist or ENT doctor can assist you by taking a thorough history and performing an exam and other tests as needed. ...Read more
Congestion: 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
Allergies: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more
Find the cause: Nasal congestion may be the result of nasal allergy, deviated septum, rhino-sinusitis, nasal polyps and non-allergic rhinitis. As you say, to address your nasal congestion, you need to find the cause. Only then can logical and specific treatment be given. ...Read more
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
Cure?????: Since the nasal passages are lined with sensitive tissue, it can and will swell in response to respiratory irritants and a variety of infectious agents. Congestion is most noticeable when infants have a small head/nose/nasal passages and are not yet mouth breathing. This improves with head growth, but any child will have recurrent nasal congestion when conditions set it off. ...Read more
Get evaluated: Significant seasonal/perenial rhinitis can adversely affect quality of life, especially sleep which in turn can affect work performance and life-functions in general. Basic care such as nasal rinse/cleansing to reduce allergen build-up, good air/furnace filters, minimize pet danders. Nasal steroids are best, but you may need more than spray--antihistamine/decongestant. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
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