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Dr. Mark Loury
731 doctors shared insights

Congestion (Overview)

Congestion = aggregation of excess body fluid.


Dr. Mark Loury
731 doctors shared insights

Congestion (Overview)

Congestion = aggregation of excess body fluid.


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How to remove really bad congestion?

How to remove really bad congestion?

Nasal congestion?: Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ 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. Afrin works rapidly & effectively but can only be used for. ...Read more

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What happens wheb yiu have congestion?

Nasal congestion: Nasal congestion can have many causes including allergy, infection, and as a side effect of some medicines. The tissues in the nose get swollen and engorged and the mucous glands increase their secretion. Symptom relief is aimed at identifying and treating the underlying cause. ...Read more

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What causes congestion when lying down?

Normal: Up to 70% of the population has the nasal cycle which is alternating congestion as a result of changes in blood flow through the nasal tissues. When we lay down there is an increase in nasal blood flow so that there is about a 20% increase in tissue thickness which will narrow the nasal airway. ...Read more

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Where can you put Vicks for congestion?

Where can you put Vicks for congestion?

Where the aroma...: People who use the vicks menthol rub usually put a little where the aroma of menthol can mix with the air breathed in through the nose (which would mean on the upper lip or upper chest), to lessen the sensation of congestion. In recent years, people have moved away from using menthol this way because the ingredients can be irritating or harmful to children. ...Read more

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Can there be any way to help congestion?

Can there be any way to help congestion?

Nasal congestion& : Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ 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

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Can forced air heatcause you to have constant congestion?

Possibly: Congestion is a defense mechanism, so any insult to the nasal cavity can cause some level of congestion. Heating units without some form of humidifier often dry out the air, which can lead to nasal passage irritation, and in response, congestion. So, there's a chance the heater is to blame. There may be other allergens or triggers to blame, so it's best to be evaluated in person by a doctor. ...Read more

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What environmental factors can cause constant congestion in my home?

A variety: This time of year when the heat is on dries the air which can cause congestion which refers to nasal blockage. Molds from water contamination and indoor plants, cats and other pets can cause allergy, . ...Read more

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How long do I need to take echanacea and goldenseal for cold and congestion.

1 month max: If you are not immune suppressed long term treatment is not recommended. 1-2 weeks is sufficient. ...Read more

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What causes congestion on a flight?

A couple of things: Pain can be caused by change in air pressure upon ascent & descent. Another cause may be dry, recirculated air. ...Read more

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How does asphyxia cause congestion?

Hypoxia: In asphyxia, hypoxia develops which causes inflammation and lack of oxygen even to the heart muscles, the beating gets weaker, and the blood stagnates in the lungs and that is the cause of pulmonary congestion or edema. ...Read more

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How do you use saline for congestion ?

How do you use saline for congestion ?

Saline drops: Nasal saline drops. Put 2-3 drops in each nostrils and use a nasal suction to suction the nostril after a few seconds. You can also use saline in nebulizer too. (use saline designed for inhalation). ...Read more

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What can I do if my baby has congestion?

What can I do if my baby has congestion?

?age?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

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Is a netty pot effective for congestion?

Yes: A netty pot has been shown to be very effective. You may also try antihistamines or a nasal spray. ...Read more

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What is good for congestion on a 2 year old?

What is good for congestion on a 2 year old?

Saline spray: Not too many products have been shown to be effective in treating nasal congestion in a 2 year old. Generally, the best strategy is to physically remove the drainage by using a saline nasal spray to either flush the material out or to help loosen it so that the child can sneeze or blow it out. The use of a cool-mist vaporizer can also be helpful at night. ...Read more

Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Nasal Congestion (Stuffiness) (Definition)

Nasal congestion (stuffiness) ...Read more