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Dr. Taj Jiva Dr. Jiva
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I have had an extremely stuffy nose and nothing seems to really help and I am not sleeping very well at night what should I do?

Dr. Taj Jiva Dr. Jiva
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I have had an extremely stuffy nose and nothing seems to really help and I am not sleeping very well at night  what should I do?

Need to see Doc: This could be related to nasal septal deviation, enlarged turnbinates, nasal polyps etc. Try saline nasal lavage, and see your doc and may be an ENT to make sure that there is no obstructive pathology. ...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


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How do I stop a stuffy nose?

How do I stop a stuffy nose?

Decongestants: Use a decongestant which should reverse a stuffy nose- there are several over the counter decongestants- sudafed works well as well as Claritin (loratadine) d. ...Read more

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How can I cure a stuffy nose?

How can I cure a stuffy nose?

See a doctor: See a doctor and get diagnosed. Then with treatment for the diagnosis you can eliminate this symptom. ...Read more

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How does a stuffy nose occur ?

How does a stuffy nose occur ?

Swelling & mucus: A nose gets stuffy because the inside lining (the mucosa) of the nose swells up, blocking the air flow. The lining also oozes mucus, which blocks airflow even more. Stuffy noses can happen with colds, with allergies, or sometimes with no apparent reason. Blowing one's nose pushes the mucus out, but the swelling would still remain. ...Read more

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How can I clear a stuffy nose?

How can I clear a stuffy nose?

Depends on cause: If acute then sudafed or brief afrin for 3 days. If allergic then topical spray steroids, antihistamine with decongestant, or singulair (montelukast). If polyps or structural then may need surgery. If metabolic such as hypothyroidism then treatment for the disorder. If from meds then stop or change them. See ENT for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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How do you stop a stuffy nose?

How do you stop a stuffy nose?

Here's some guidance: Blocked nasal passages can be from a mechanical obstruction or the lack of sensed airflow. Examples of an obstruction include a septal deviation, enlarged turbinates, excessive mucus production like during a cold or from allergies, or nasal sidewall collapse. Your nose may not sense airflow from too much swelling, trauma, or prior nasal surgery. A good start is to see an ENT to perform an exam. ...Read more

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How do I deal with stuffy nose?

How do I deal with stuffy nose?

decongestan: Natural ways to improve nasal congestion include nasal saline wash and neti pots. Over the counter options include phenylephrine containing sprays, afrin nasal spray, and other oral decongestants. You may also find relief from allergy medication. Seek the advice of your primary care doctor to figure out the best option. ...Read more

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What can I do for a stuffy nose?

What can I do for a stuffy nose?

Water, water: Drink lots of water. Breathe steam [easy: make a cup of tea and inhale the steam]. Try salt water nose rinses [spray, bottle like neilmed, or neti pot]. Consider over the counter decongestants. Figure out *why* your nose is stuffy: infection? Allergies? Good luck. Hope you can breathe easily soon. ...Read more

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How can you clear a stuffy nose?

A neti pot 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. Consider use. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my stuffy nose?

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. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more