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Best way to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Depends: How best to treat a stuffy nose depends on cause. Saline spray or irrigations tends to help for most causes. Please see your primary for evaluation and more specific treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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What's the fastest way to get rid of a stuffed nose?

What's the fastest way to get rid of a stuffed 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 pm before you go to bed & again in the morning. Afrin is faster (but can only use short term). Decongestants may have se's. ...Read more

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Fastest way to get rid of a cough, runny nose and temperature?

Fastest way to get rid of a cough, runny nose and temperature?

Tincture of time: Saline nose drop and a vaporizer can help get rid of the running nose and cough. Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and drink lots of fluids. Despite aggressive treatment it will take 7-10 days to get better. ...Read more

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What's the quickest way to get rid of a blocked nose?

What's the quickest way to get rid of a blocked nose?

Oxymetazoline: Otc nose sprays containing oxymetazoline or neosynephrine (phenylephrine) are great at decongesting your nose in a hurry, without a lot of side effects in the short term. It can dry and irritate your nose after a few days. If used longer than 3 to 5 days it can have a rebound effect, where your nasal lining swells more than it was in the first place. So only use for 3 to five days. ...Read more

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What is the quickest way to get rid of a congested nose?

What is the quickest way to get rid of a congested nose?

Afrin (oxymetazoline) is very fast : But can only be used for a very brief time due to potential for rebound insomnia. 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 am & pm. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of a stuffy/ runny nose? Any tips?

Best way to get rid of a stuffy/ runny nose? Any tips?

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 a.m. ...Read more

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Quickest way to get rid of common cold and running nose ?

Quickest way to get rid of common cold  and running nose ?

Try otc: meds containing pseudoephedrine and neosynephrine nasal spray for relief of nasal discharge. Common cold is caused by any number of viruses, so there is no medicine that can cure. You need to try to minimize your symptoms until your body's immune system rids the virus. ...Read more

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What are the best way to get rid of a stuffy/ runny nose?

Depends on cause.: 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 A.M. ...Read more

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Fastest ways to get rid of itching throat?

Fastest ways to get rid of itching throat?

Honey/lemon: Warm water mixed with a bit of lemon juice and honey works in many cases. When it doesn't, viscous xylocaine (lidocaine) syrup, diluted and gargled, is effective (prescription needed). ...Read more

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How to get rid of a stuffy nose?

How to get rid of a 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. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a stuffy nose?

How to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Time...Phenylephrine: Or if you don't have patience consider Oxymetazoline one to two sprays per nostril. :) ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of congestion?

Best way to get rid of congestion?

Nasal vs Chest?: If nasal and something that just started... It may be a viral upper respiratory infection. It could be allergies as well - but less likely this time of year if new onset. Afrin nasal spray is a great decongestant - use no more than 4 days. Over the counter phenylephrine/pseudoephedrine. Plain old saline nasal spary is good as well. ...Read more

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How to quickly get rid of a stuffy nose?

Stuffy nose: Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. Afrin (oxymetazoline) is excellent but for short term use only. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Consider oral decongestants. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to get rid of your nasal congestion?

What is the fastest way to get rid of your nasal congestion?

Need diagnosis: I truly enjoy answering questions on health tap. As an ENT I am impressed by the number of questions that focus on quick fixes for the person's symptoms. I can not emphasize enough the need for an accurate diagnosis. Most physicians treat diseases, not symptoms. Having said this, you need to rule out nasal allergy, sinusitis with or without nasal polyposis. Reflux is a remote possibility. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a runny nose fast?

How to get rid of a runny nose fast?

If not allergic: Depends on the cause for it. However ipratropium nasal spray often helps although it takes about 45 minutes for it to start working and you will need a rx for it. ...Read more

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What the best way to getting rid of a runny nose?

What the best way to getting rid of a runny nose?

First, diagnosis: A runny nose may be allergy, viral, nasal polyp, non-allergic rhinitis or vaso-motor rhinitis. The point I am making is, ask not what the treatment is, ask what the problem is. Good clinicians treat disease, not symptoms. Therefore, i recommend you consult a competent rhinologist (nose doctor) and find out why you have a runny nose. ...Read more

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What exactly is the fastest way to get rid of a congested nose?

Something like: Afrin help sxs fast but can only be used for a very limited time & it doesn't mean the congestion won't come back. 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. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a runny nose ?

How to get rid of a runny nose ?

Runny nose: You could have allergic rhinitis. And there are medications to treat it. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What are the ways to get rid of stuffy nose?

What are the ways to get rid of stuffy nose?

Natural remedy.: Agree w dr. Rosenfeld. 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

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What are the best ways to get rid of a stuffy nose?

What are the best ways to get rid of a stuffy nose?

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

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

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