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My nose gets really dry; the passages appear to be red and swollen. What can I do to remedy this? I've tried nose sprays; they make things worse.

My nose gets really dry; the passages appear to be red and swollen. What can I do to remedy this? I've tried nose sprays; they make things worse.

Saline nose spray: Dry nasal passages can be due to dry ambient air in the home (get humidifier), meds (even non prescription, check with doc), dehydration (stay well hydrated). Can try nasal saline sprays (watch out for neti pots, some cases of fatal fungal infections-must be very clean). Avoid otc decongestant sprays (have rebound effect, habit forming, cause other problems). No relief: see md. ...Read more

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What's a good home remedy for chronic nasal inflammation & congestion?

What's a good home remedy for chronic nasal inflammation & congestion?

Mentholatum: Consider vicks vaporub to chest. It has natural menthal smell in petroleum base. It causes decreased swelling in nasal passages and can decrease cough irritation also. This would be good for a cold virus. However if allergic rhinitis "allergies" consider keep windows in home and car closed, avoid pets in home, no cigarette smoking in home, and hepa filter and vacuum with hepa filter. ...Read more

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Use the medicine avamys for 2 months, affect the defenses of my nose? Which the action of this remedy in the nasal passages?

Use the medicine avamys for 2 months, affect the defenses of my nose? Which the action of this remedy in the nasal passages?

Topical steroid: Avamys is fluticasone furoate. In the us veramyst contains the same topical corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory. They do no have the same effects or side-effects associated with androgens, muscle-building drugs commonly referred to as "steroids". Avamys helps control the allergic reaction at many points. Side-effects - pain, bleeding - are due to the irritation of the jet spray. ...Read more

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I get gas in my stomach/intestines and if it doesn't get out the usual way it comes up through my nasal passage. Is there treatment?

I get gas in my stomach/intestines and if it doesn't get out the usual way it comes up  through my nasal passage.  Is there treatment?

Gerd: This can be gastritis gerd or other GI issues recommend seeing your pcp or GI doctor to begin work up and get you proper medications. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the herbal treatment for pimple control from home?

Can you please tell me about the herbal treatment for pimple control from home?

There aren't any: Herbal medicine is fascinating and many of the products are effective, especially for functional disease. However, none of the herbs can compare with scientific acne rx that's available from a scientific physician and is quite cheap, especially by today's crazy standards. Especially if the patient is a teen for whom you are caring, please do the right thing. ...Read more

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What are the best herbal home remedies for a kid with a dry cough?

What are the best herbal home remedies for a kid with a dry cough?

Homeopathy, actually: This is not the same as an "herbal" treatment. But classical homeopathy actually has many medicines ("remedies") that stimulate healing of cough. Different kinds of coughs correspond to different homeopathic remedies, so you'd have the best chance of success by consulting a homeopath. But the remedy rumex can help a tickling, irritated dry cough that gets worse when undressing or uncovering. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy for a stuffed nose?

What is the best home remedy for a stuffed nose?

Depends: On the reason for a stuffy nose.. But the best home remedy is salt water nose drops. Just rinsing the nose with saline helps decrease stuffiness and reduces swelling of the mucous membranes. It is safest to get over the counter nose drops like little noses or ayr or ocean nose drops. ...Read more

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What's the best home remedy for a clogged nose?

What's the best home remedy for a clogged nose?

Saline spray: Neilmed actually makes a great saline nasal spray. You mix a salt packet and warm water together and place in a nettie pot. Pour solution into one nostril and it clears your sinuses and drains out opposite nostril. Repeat on opposite side. Otherwise a steamy shower always helps. ...Read more

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