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Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Overview)

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 problems with blood flow.


Dr. Mark Loury
731 doctors shared insights

Congestion (Overview)

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 problems with blood flow.


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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