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How To Clear A Blocked Nose Naturally
Topical decongestant: If there is no reason to avoid decongestants, you can use afrin over the counter nasal spray to relieve nasal congestion if it does not clear or remain clear, you need to be examined by an otolaryngologist. There are several causes of nasal blockage, and you may not be aware of an underlying condition. ...Read more
Neither: Both medications are anti-histamines, . Claritin (loratadine), is less sedating. Most anti-histamines have limited effect on nasal congestion. They are effective for symptoms such as itching and runny nose. When combined with decongestants, (claritin d, Allegra d, zyrtec d, and such) are a little more effective. The best medications are inhaled nasal steroids available by prescription only. ...Read more
I find nasonex (mometasone) clears my blocked nose well esp wen I travel. How often can I use it in a day without it being harmful to d body? Thank u!
Once a day: Nasonex (mometasone) is a topical steroid and can be very helpful in those with irritant or allergic "rhinitis" (runny nose) as an anti-inflammatory, however the recommended dose is only once a day . Even better, i believe, is saline rinsing (eg: "neti pot") which can be done several times a day and helps remove irritants and allergens. Only if saline rinsing doesn't work do I recommend a steroid spray! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blocked nose, clear mucas (loads of it), headache and aches.. Not sure what tablets I should take to help?
Sinusitis: The symptoms you describe may be from sinusitis (this is likely viral, although it could be bacterial). You can try nasal saline sprays and warm compresses to your face to help relieve the infection. Over-the-counter sinus medicine, like Sudafed can help with your sinus pain. If you don't find relief in 2-3 days, or if you develop a fever, then see your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
Chronic blocked nose in right nostril and only way to clear is medicated decongestant. Maybe a polyp?
See a doctor: Impossible to make this diagnosis over the internet. See your family doctor or ent. ...Read more
Had cold few week back, that cleared, now i have a blocked nose on and off, feels like my throats full of mucus, ears abit crackly and a little wet.
I have reciently got over a cold and still hav a blocked nose and coughing up clear plhegm with brown / rust coloured spots in do i have a infection?
Had structural surgery to improve blocked nose. Still stuffy & clear mucus. ENT review said all ok inside. Allergy tests negative. Any suggestions?
What causes a feeling of blocked nose and throat nearly all the time but worse at night? Also spitting up clear mucus
Rhinitis: Rhinitis is a common cause for nasal congestion and post nasal drip. Allergic rhinitis to dust mite can cause increased symptoms while sleeping on a dust mite infested pillow and matteress. Pillow and matteress covers can be used to decrease exposure. Vasomotor rhinitis can also lead to increased nasal congestion while head is in the supine position during sleep as well as post nasal drip. ...Read more
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