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How to clear a stuffy nose without hurting my ear by blowing?

How to clear a stuffy nose without hurting my ear by blowing?

Blow more gently.: 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 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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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

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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 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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Need good ways to clear a stuffy nose?

Need good ways to clear a 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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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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What is the very best way to clear a stuffy nose with no mucus?

What is the very best way to clear a stuffy nose with no mucus?

Try this: 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. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...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 I clear my 2 month old daughters stuffy nose?

How do I clear my 2 month old daughters stuffy nose?

Several things: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages .Exposure to dust, fragrances, smoke & other irritants make it worse.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read more

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Are there some effective ways to clear stuffy nose from animal allergies?

Avoid and meds: The best treatment for animal allergies is to avoid the trigger (pet dander). While antihistamines can be helpful to decrease sneezing and itching, the congestion related to allergies is best treated with prescription nasal sprays such as qnasl, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. If symptoms become persistent, then allergy injections may be considered. ...Read more

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Can Amoxcillin make u tired if it's 875mg tablet? Can Amoxcillin help clear stuffy nose if it's due to sinusitis?

Can Amoxcillin make u tired if it's 875mg tablet? Can Amoxcillin help clear stuffy nose if it's due to sinusitis?

Maybe but...: Amoxicillin is a very good antibiotic, but it is not indicated for all infections. I would get to a Dr. who can possibly do a swab and help determine what meds may be best for your issues. ...Read more

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My 1yo has a stuffy nose, no cold or illness. Is there anything that can be used to clear his nasal passage? Saline drops haven't helped much.

My 1yo has a stuffy nose, no cold or illness. Is there anything that can be used to clear his nasal passage? Saline drops haven't helped much.

Saline drops are: the only thing recommended at this age, along with suctioning his nose with a nasal aspirator. You can also use a vaporizer or humidifier in his room if your house is dry. If he has a fever or it's affecting his sleeping or eating, he should be seen by his doctor to make sure there's not an ear infection or other problem. ...Read more

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Had something weird happen today. I bent over and clear liquid poured out one side of my nose. I am not congested nor do i have a stuffy nose?

Had something weird happen today. I  bent over and  clear liquid poured out one side of  my nose.  I  am not congested nor  do  i  have a stuffy nose?

Sinus: Sometimes fluid can accumulate in one or more of the sinuses and pour out as described. Especially if you have been swimming or using nasal saline. Persistent runny nose often happens to elderly but I don't know your age. See a doctor if this becomes bothersome. If you have had a recent head trauma then a clear nasal discharge can be a worrisome symptom. ...Read more

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If vapor rub on you chest doesn't clear you stuffy nose, can you use Vicks inhaler or nosedrops?

You could try +: Stuffy nose could a viral infection referred to as a 'cold', an allergic reaction caused by something inhaled from the environment, a bacterial nasal infection called 'purulent rhinitis'. General measures include hot shower water or hot compresses over the nasal/sinus area, saline nasal spray, a mild decongestant. Antibiotic or antihistamine may be appropriate. If persistent nagging prob, c doc. ...Read more

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I have a sinus and stuffy nose. When I blow my nose now, the mucus is black in colour. It comes from one side of the nose and the other was clear.

I have a sinus and stuffy nose.  When I blow my nose now, the mucus is black in colour.  It comes from one side of the nose and the other was clear.

Be seen.: You should be seen by an ENT. There is an unusual infection that can cause black drainage. Of course dried blood can look pretty black too. ...Read more

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