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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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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How can I relieve my stuffy nose?

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

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I have dried yellow mucus in my nose help me please how can I get it out my nose?

I have dried yellow mucus in my nose help me please how can I get it out my nose?

Saline irrigations.: If the mucus is yellow, it may represent an infection of the nose, sinuses or nasopharynx (back of nose.) Saline irrigations may help. What is most important is to make a diagnosis of what is causing the yellow mucus. I have stated this over and over again on Health Tap; that you need to ask not what I can do but what is the diagnosis and then the appropriate treatment can be given. ...Read more

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I have a dry throat and runny nose. What can I do to clear it?

I have a dry throat and runny nose. What can I do to clear it?

Nasal congestion: Your throat is dry because you're nose is stuffed up & you find it easier to breathe through your mouth. The mouth is unable to warm, moisten & filter the air; the primary function of the nose. Depending on how long you have had this problem & the presence of other symptoms determines the cause. Find the cause & find a solution. See your personal physician, an otolaryngologist, or an allergist. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my stuffy nose?

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

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My nose is stuffy, what can I do?

My nose is stuffy, what can I do?

An Option:: 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. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can stop congestion and a runny nose overnight?

Congestion: Depending on what's the cause of the congestion if allergies zyrtec (cetirizine) at night would be a good choice. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I unblock my ear without holding my nose and blowing?

How can I unblock my ear without holding my nose and blowing?

Many ways: The eustachian tube connects the very back of your nose to the middle ear. This tube is generally collapsed shut at rest and must be opened to allow the pressure to equalize in the ear. The tensor tympani muscle passes around the opening of this tube and when contracted helps to keep it open. You can do this by swallowing, yawning, chewing gum, or attempting to blow out your nose while swallowi. ...Read more

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I have chest congestion and stuffy nose? What can I do?

I have chest congestion and stuffy nose? What can I do?

Avoid causative: Most likely, it is allergic or infectitious, avoid known allegens, use inhaled steroid inhalersor anti allergic pills, may need antibiotic or steroid pills. ...Read more

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How can I stop a runny nose?

How can I stop a runny nose?

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 A.M. ...Read more

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How can I cure stuffy nose and itchy eyes?

Stuffy nose: It sounds like you may have allergies. You can try an over the counter antihistamine, if this does not help after several days see your doctor, there are prescription meds that may help. Or, they can get you allergy tested. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my runny nose overnight?

How can I get rid of my runny nose overnight?

Antihistamines: Dust/pollens/allergens are trapped to the inside of your nose as you breath and there they can cause allergic symptoms..Thus cleaning them out will help reduce your symptoms. Good air-filter can help. If needed, antihistamine meds such as benadryl, (diphenhydramine) zyrtec, claritin, bromphiramine etc...Are decent allergies meds and can help dry out your nose and reduces sneezing etc...Consult your doc..Good luck. ...Read more

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My nasal congestion wont go away, when i cough i spit green mucous, but i don't feel a cold at all. What is it? How can I get rid of congestion nasal?

My nasal congestion wont go away, when i cough i spit green mucous, but i don't feel a cold at all. What is it? How can I get rid of congestion nasal?

Sinus infection?: You may have a sinus infection and your doctor should be able to help you with that in addition to finding out the cause for your constant nasal congestion. ...Read more

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How can I prevent a blocked stuffy nose?

Start simple: First start with a pure antihistamine to see if allergy may be playing a role. Zyrtec, Claritin or alavert are otc and worth trying. If after a few days there is no improvement then try a decongestant as well. If after a few days you are still blocked you should see your family doctor for a prescription nasal spray either a steroid or an antihistamine. If that doesn't help you need to see an ent. ...Read more

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How can I unblock congested nose?

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How can I unblock congested nose?

Depends: If it is caused by a cold, then a 4-5 days' use of afrin is ok. If it is caused by allergy, then you may need a nasal steroid or rx nasal antihistamine. ...Read more

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What should I do to help my runny/ stuffy nose?

What should I do to help my runny/ stuffy nose?

Congestion: Congestion – use saline nose drops or netti pot. 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. Afrin (oxymetazoline) is great for short term use. Decongestants also help. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have alergies and how can I heal it I have a runny nose, itchy nose, and sneeze?

How do I know if I have alergies and how can I heal it I have a runny nose, itchy nose, and sneeze?

Allergies?: Get checked out by a doctor. Could be from allergies. This can usually be helped with medication. You may need allergy testing to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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

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