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How can you clear a stuffy nose?

How can you clear a stuffy nose?

A 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 morning. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. Consider use. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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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

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Quick way to clear a stuffy nose and slight cough?

Quick way to clear a stuffy nose and slight cough?

Stuff nose & cough: 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 a.m. Consider hydrating really well & humidifier for your cough. T ...Read more

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How to clear up a stuffy nose in pregnancy--saline drops?

How to clear up a stuffy nose in pregnancy--saline drops?

Yes: Saline drops/gel the safest way to treat congestion when pregnant. Decongestants like sudafed or phenylephrine are pregnancy category c which advises weighing risk of fetal injury (animal studies only) against benefit to mother. Vaporizer can moisten dry air & loosen mucus for easier removal. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a cold.. Naturally and quickly? (stuffy nose, plued ears, runny nose, hard to breath... Pluged ears)

How to get rid of a cold.. Naturally and quickly? (stuffy nose, plued ears, runny nose, hard to breath... Pluged ears)

Just hang on: There's no was to expedite resolution of a common cold. You may treat the symptoms with decongestants, anti fever meds, and lozenges. You should rest, avoid alcohol, maintain a good diet, and stay hydrated. Sorry. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are some quick way to clear a stuffy nose and slight cough?

What are some quick way to clear a stuffy nose and slight cough?

Options: Mix hot water, 1 tsp. lemon juice & 1 tsp. honey in a mug, then add more lemon juice or honey to taste, if desired. Sip the mixture slowly and inhale the steam from the hot liquid to help reduce congestion in the chest. Or make tea with 2 tsp of Marshmallow root bark per 1cup of hot water (steep in a covered pot for at least 5 minutes). Drink several times a day or as needed to relieve coughing. ...Read more

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How do you clear a stuffy nose without tissues?

How do you clear a stuffy nose without tissues?

Blow your nose.: The best way to get rid of this is to blow your nose and get it out. Sometimes your nose can be swollen from the flu, so nasal decongestants and cough medicine may be needed. Allergies can cause this, like hay-fever in the spring and summer, so a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might help. All these things help depending on why your nose is stuffed. ...Read more

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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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How to stop a bad runny nose?

How to stop a bad runny nose?

Depends.: First you need to find out what is causing it. If it is from an allergic condition as in hay fever, antihistamine may help. If this is a persistent and bothersome issue, see an allergist. ...Read more

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How to cure a stuffy nose overnight?

That depends on why: Your nose is congested. Allergies? Infection? Many won't cure overnight. Afrin nasal spray is awesome - but use must be time-limited. 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. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a runny nose fast?

How to get rid of a runny nose fast?

If not allergic: Depends on the cause for it. However ipratropium nasal spray often helps although it takes about 45 minutes for it to start working and you will need a rx for it. ...Read more

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How to quickly get rid of a stuffy nose?

How to quickly get rid of a stuffy nose?

Stuffy nose: Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. Afrin (oxymetazoline) is excellent but for short term use only. 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. Consider oral decongestants. ...Read more

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How can you unblock a really stuffed up nose fast and permanently?

How can you unblock a really stuffed up nose fast and permanently?

Depends: This all depends on the cause. Allergies, anatomic obstruction, etc. See an ENT to help figure out the solution(s) for your particular case. ...Read more

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Fastest way to get rid of a cough, runny nose and temperature?

Fastest way to get rid of a cough, runny nose and temperature?

Tincture of time: Saline nose drop and a vaporizer can help get rid of the running nose and cough. Ibuprofen or tylenol (acetaminophen) for fever and drink lots of fluids. Despite aggressive treatment it will take 7-10 days to get better. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a runny nose and stuffy nose without medicine.?

How do you get rid of a runny nose and stuffy nose without medicine.?

Runny nose: Salt water drops can help. Otherwise just wait. ...Read more

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How can I cure a stuffy nose instantly?

No cure: There's no immediate "cure", but if you want instant relief a decongestant nasal spray is your best bet. Be careful, though, because if you use decongestant nasal spray longer than about 3 days you'll get hooked on it and not be able to breathe without it. It's best used only in emergencies (for diving, in airplanes, if you've really got to sleep and can't breathe) and only for a few days. ...Read more

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How can I cure a stuffy nose fast?

Decongestants: Afrin nasal spray wil symptomatically reverse a stuffy nose. Beware of using this more htan 3 days at a time, though as you can become dependent on it. ...Read more

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How can you stop a runny nose?

How can you stop a runny nose?

Depends on the cause: A runny nose can be from allergies, a condition with reflexes causing a runny nose (vasomotor rhinorhea), a common cold, rarely head trauma can cause a leak of cerebrospinal fluid. Except for the leak, Ipratropium Bromide Nasal Spray is very effective for a runny nose. Allergies can respond to antihistamines, nasal steroid sprays or antihistamine sprays. ...Read more

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How can you stop a runny nose?

Antihistamines: Antihistamine pills may help such as Claritin (loratadine) or zyrtec. If symptoms persist call your doctor as prescription medicines are also available. ...Read more

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Ways to stop a runny nose fast?

Ways to stop a runny nose fast?

Depends on the cause: The easiest way to dry up a runny nose is with over-the-counter antihistamines (zyrtec (cetirizine) or allegra). However, just treating the runny nose does not help you with identifying the cause of the symptoms. ...Read more

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Runny Nose (Definition)

Mucus fluid from the nose, usually caused by ...Read more


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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more