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What will dry up nasal congestion?

What will dry up nasal congestion?

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

Dr. Hirenkumar Italia
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General Anesthesia (Definition)

General anesthesia is a medically induced coma and loss of protective reflexes resulting from the administration of one or more general anesthetic agents. It is a treatment that renders you unconscious during medical procedures, so you don't feel or ...Read more


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What can I do about nasal congestion?

What can I do about nasal congestion?

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

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How can I treat severe nasal congestion?

How can I treat severe nasal congestion?

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

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What could cause nasal congestion at night?

What could cause nasal congestion at night?

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

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Nasal congestion that won't stop? What can I do?

Nasal congestion that won't stop? What can I do?

Nasal congestion: There are so many causes of nasal congestion, you need to be examined by allergy /ent specialist to investigate and treat the cause of nasal congestion. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC medicine for nasal congestion?

What's the best OTC medicine for nasal congestion?

Short term: Short term, a decongestant such as sudafed or afrin nasal spray will cause decongestion but caution for long term use as it will quit working. ...Read more

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What to do if you have nasal congestion? What's good otc?

What to do if you have nasal congestion? What's good otc?

Congestion: Saline nasal spray or gel moisturizes nasal passages & helps remove mucus as well as bacteria/viruses. If ambient air is dry, running a vaporizer will help loosen mucus. If sinuses ache or have pressure or ears feel "full", an otc decongestant like sudafed may help. (caution if you have high blood pressure; decongestants can raise it.) afrin spray ok for 2-3 days max (same about bp). ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can I take to cure my nasal congestion?

I'm curious as to what can I take to cure my nasal congestion?

Saline spray: Twice daily may help nicely!
almost no down side!
other decongestants, like neosynephrine (phenylephrine) or afrin work but may have rebound or side effects.
If allergies, treat the allergies. If a cold, it will, run the course as usual. ...Read more

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I have a nasal congestion. What should I do to solve that problem?

I have a nasal congestion. What should I do to solve that problem?

Decongestant: Try decongestant. There are a number of safe products you can buy OTC. You can also try saline nasally to clear the congestion. ...Read more

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My husband has a horrible nasal congestion. What could be the cause?

My husband has a horrible nasal congestion. What could be the cause?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have nasal congestion and a temp of 100.1° is it ok for me to go to work?

I have nasal congestion and a temp of 100.1° is it ok for me to go to work?

Depends: On your other symptoms and energy level, what type of work you do, how strenuous, are you around lots of people that could get sick from you especially elderly, sick, or children, and if you are being treated. ...Read more

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Nasal congestion / nose blocked. Possible causes?

Nasal congestion / nose blocked. Possible causes?

Nose: Many things. Could be the onset of a cold, allergies, a deviated septum or nasal polyps. See an ENT to figure out the cause. ...Read more

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Could I give my toddler medicine for nasal congestion?

Nasal congestion?: No,
first find out what is causing nasal congestion it could be sign of infection, allergies and foreign body in the nose, adenoids and many other causes. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clear toddler nasal congestion?

What is the best way to clear toddler nasal congestion?

Suction: If the nose is congested and full of mucous the best way to clear the nasal passages of a toddler who cannot blow the nose is to use a suction bulb. Spraying the nostrils with an OTC nasal saline and then using the suction bulb works best. There will be a protest, but "just suck it up"! ...Read more

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How can I get rid of nasal congestion?

Food allergies: Try looking into the idea that certain foods may be irritating yo your system, causing you to react with the chronic drip. ...Read more

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Can Flagyl help with nasal congestion?

Flagyl: It is an anti-fungal agent. Not sure if it does much for congestion. Explore the cause, with help of your doctor, & treat that. ...Read more

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Why does trazodone cause nasal congestion?

Why does trazodone cause nasal congestion?

Trazodone: Anticholinergic effect which causes dryness, constipation, nasal congestion, dry mouth, etc. ...Read more

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What is nasal congestion and a retention cyst?

Explained: To some people it means a combination of symptoms in the nose including runny nose but to physicians nasal congestion refers to obstruction of air flow most commonly due to swelling of the mucous membranes in the nose. A mucous retention cyst is a common finding in CT scans of the sinuses and is most often of no clinical consequence. ...Read more

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Can pseudoephedrine aggravate nasal congestion?

Yes rebound congesti: These types of meds can lead to rebound swelling that sometimes is worse than when it started leading to overuse and can affect blood pressure and the heart. ...Read more

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What is "nasal congestion" and a "retention cyst"?

What is "nasal congestion" and a "retention cyst"?

Findings on CT?: It sounds like you are reading the findings on a sinus ct. Nasal congestion would usually refer to swelling of the turbinates, projections inthe nose that help humidify the nose. A retention cyst in the sinus is generally a benign mass that causes no problems. If an ENT ordered the scan you want his interpretation, as the radiologist doesn't always understand everything we are looking for. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of nasal congestion.?

Many: Over-the-counter saline sprays, over-the-counter Pseudoephedrine decongestants, prescription nasal steroids, or other nasal medications such as astelin. If these are partially due to allergies, then over-the-counter or prescription antihistamines may help. Increasing humidity in the room can also help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of nasal congestion for a few hours?

How do I get rid of nasal congestion for a few hours?

This may help.: 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 is quite strong but can only be used briefly. ...Read more

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Could large adenoids cause constant nasal congestion?

Yes: Adenoids being enlarged is a prime reason of nasal congestion in children. It can also increase runny nose and issues with ear infections. Adenoidectomy is one of the most common surgeries performed in the us every year.

If you are asking about an adult, then the adenoids are very unlikely to be the culprit. In grownups, allergies and enlarged turbinates or septal deviation are more common. ...Read more

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Can stress and hyperventilation cause nasal congestion?

Can stress and hyperventilation cause nasal congestion?

Yes: Emotional stress is a common trigger for non-allergic rhinitis. If this is a short term problem, taking 1 Sudafed should help; but if occurring frequently or if you have recurrent sinus infections, then you need to be evaluated by a physician (usually an Allergist) to discuss options. ...Read more

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Allergic nasal congestion and dizziness. What can I do?

Allergies: You can try taking antihistamines, but if you are still symptomatic, see an allergist or ent. Feel better. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for nasal congestion for a one month old?

What is the remedy for nasal congestion for a one month old?

Nasal washout: Newborns depend on small nasal passages for breathing. Common irritants like dust, fragrance, smoke, paint fumes, cooking odors, etc. Can all cause congestion. Regular use of saline nasal wash can remove these irritants so baby can breathe easier. ...Read more

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What is the remedy for nasal congestion for a one month old?

What is the remedy for nasal congestion for a one month old?

Nasal washout: Newborns depend on small nasal passages for breathing. Common irritants like dust, fragrance, smoke, paint fumes, cooking odors, etc. Can all cause congestion. Regular use of saline nasal wash can remove these irritants so baby can breathe easier. ...Read more

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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

Dr. Karen Sibert
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Anesthesia (Definition)

Anesthesia is a field of study that involves methods of removing sensation, pain, and consciousness from a person in order to perform surgeries, do other uncomfortable procedures, or relieve his pain/suffering. A doctor specializing in ...Read more


Dr. John McMahan
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Congested Nose (Definition)

Congested nose = stuffy nose. Partial or full blockage of nasal passages due to swelling of blood ...Read more