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What is the best way to clear a blocked nose?

What is the best way to clear a blocked nose?

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

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Nasal Congestion (Definition)

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Is polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) or clarityne better to clear a blocked nose ?

Is polaramine (dexchlorpheniramine maleate) or clarityne better to clear a blocked nose ?

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

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How can one clear up a blocked nose?

How can one clear up a blocked nose?

Evaluation: This could be caused by many things from the use of otc nasal sprays to a deviated septum. Or you could have chronic sinusitis. Need to be seen by your doc and possibly be referred to ent. ...Read more

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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!

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 more

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Blocked nose, clear mucas (loads of it), headache and aches.. Not sure what tablets I should take to help?

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

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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.

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.

Likely sinusitis: Your symptoms are suggesting sinusitis, which is most of the times viral and symptom control may suffice- for example nasal saline, Acetaminophen/ibuprofen, Claritin. If symptoms persist over 5-7 days or worsen suddenly see your physician. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Do you have fever?: If you do not have fever, you are not likely to have a bacterial infection. The resolving viral infection can cause the symptoms you are having. Please quit smoking at the earliest! ...Read more

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What causes a feeling of blocked nose and throat nearly all the time but worse at night? Also spitting up clear mucus

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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