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How to clear a blocked ear due to cold.

How to clear a blocked ear due to cold.

Decongestants: Otc decongestants useful. Afrin nasal spray effective but should not be used for more than day or two to avoid rebound swelling that requires closer and closer doses, which become excessive. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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How to treat sinus dripping?

How to treat sinus  dripping?

Hydration: nasal rinse and oral decongestant. If condition persist nasal steroid sprays and sometimes antibiotics if indicated ...Read more

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How can I clear up sinus headaches?

How can I  clear up sinus headaches?

Underlying cause: Many times these are related to underlying environmental allergies, & so tx aimed at that can help a lot. An otc option that i usually tell my patients about are nasal saline sprays & sometimes nasal rinse products. Pls be careful to follow the directions carefully! otc antihistamines are plentiful but can have interactions. I usually recomend that my pts avoid decongestants. Prob talk w/ ur doc. ...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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Best way to clear sinuses from nose to ear?

Best way to clear sinuses from nose to ear?

Saline rinse: The sinuses do not drain into the ear. Your ear will drain to the back of your throat (pharynx). If you have sinus allergies or congestion from time to time, a simple saline spray from the pharmacy will work great. Also, you may want to consider a neti pot from your pharmacy. You must use sterile water or boil tap water to sterilize it. Personally, i'd just use the saline nasal spray. ...Read more

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What will clear out clogged arteries?

What will clear out clogged arteries?

Not much: there may be some reversal if the cholesterol level is decreased. But usually the damage is done when the blockage is seen. ...Read more

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How to unblock a blocked nose ?

How to unblock a blocked nose ?

If getting in a...: Steamy shower opens the blockage completely on both sides, you probably would find relief from a steroid or antihistamine nasal spray which are both prescription medications in the us. If one or both sides are always blocked you probably have a mechanical obstruction that will need to be looked at by a nose surgeon. ...Read more

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How to have draing sinuses of phlegm?

How to have draing sinuses of phlegm?

See below: This is one of those problems where a visit to your doctor is necessary to figure out what's going on. Only after a thorough evaluation, including examination and possibly labs and other tests, can your doctor correctly diagnose you and treat you effectively. ...Read more

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Endoscopic sinus surgery to remove a bunch of blocked up mucous and grossness from my left maxillary sinus, what to to do?

Endoscopic sinus surgery to remove a bunch of blocked up mucous and grossness from my left maxillary sinus, what to to do?

You mean postop?: Postop care from sinus surgery is usually tailored to prevent bleeding and keep your nose irrigated. Start irrigating your nose if your packing is out. Are you on antibiotic? ...Read more

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How can I unblock a blocked nose quickly?

How can I unblock a blocked nose quickly?

Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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What is good nose spray to clear sinuses?

What is good nose spray to clear sinuses?

Saline: Salt water nasal spray is great for routine nasal hygiene. Can use it several time per day as needed. On a limited basis, medicated sprays can help decongest the nose- but cautioning must be taken not to use these medications on a routine basis. ...Read more

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What should I use to unblock my sinus passage?

What should I use to unblock my sinus passage?

Sinus congestion: There are a lot of ways to improve breathing through your nose and sinuses. The first thing I have patients do is use saline. It's natural and is quite effective. You can use it in a number of different ways, from spray to irrigation, even a nettie pot. It's so effective, that even in the face of a sinus infection, it's beneficial and improves symptoms as much as prescription medicines. ...Read more

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How long does it take to clear the eustachian tubes once they are clogged from cold and sinus infection? It happened after a cold and sinus infection. Taking amxicillin; hearing is muffled.

How long does it take to clear the eustachian tubes once they are clogged from cold and sinus infection? It happened after a cold and sinus infection. Taking amxicillin; hearing is muffled.

A : A blocked ear after an infection is a very individual thing. If this is the first time this has happened and if you have no problems with your ears flying then it will probably clear rapidly (days). If this is something that happens frequently then there may be a more chronic condition going on such as chronic sinusitis which can smolder for a much longer time (weeks). Muffled hearing suggests fluid in the ear which usually means this is a more serious condition and should be evaluated by an ENT physician who would not only look at your ears but also look in your nose with a nasal endoscope to evaluate the sinuses and eustachian tube area and obtain cultures if necessary. This is best done a week or so after taking the Amoxicillin if symptoms are still present. Nasal irrigations with a nettie pot may help speed up the recovery as will a few days of afrin use. ...Read more

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How can you clear a blocked artery without surgery?

How can you clear a blocked artery without surgery?

Yes: Aggressive control of risk factors can stabilize and possibly reverse disease, but less invasive procedural interventions, like angioplasty and stenting, may be required. ...Read more

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How to properly drain sinus to stop sinus pressure? I rarely have any boogers or mucus coming out of my nose is that normal?

How to properly drain sinus to stop sinus pressure? I rarely have any boogers or mucus coming out of my nose is that normal?

Sinus pain: Hello, your sinus pain/pressure may actually be a migrane and not related to sinus troubles. Helpful therapy to reduce sinus pressure would include afrin nasal spray as directed for no longer than 5 days. If your problem persists, follow up with your family doctor. ...Read more

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How long will antibiotics take to clear my sinus infection?

Sinusitis: Antibiotics can take as little as 24-48 hours to kick in if taken orally, but I have seen some people take 10-14 days before the symptoms really begin to abate. If you get infrequent infections, your infection should clear on the faster side. Feel better! ...Read more

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How to stop a blocked nose?

How to stop a blocked nose?

Treat the cause : several causes. Check with ENT to make sure no polyps or deviated nasal septum or other pathology. If everything is ruled out look for allergy or environmental causes. To learn how to treat the cause Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com ...Read more

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How long does it take a sinus infection to clear up?

How long does it take a sinus infection to clear up?

Depends: An acute sinus infection can last 2-4 weeks because antibiotics have a difficult time penetrating into the sinuses and clearing up the infection. If there are structural problems with draining the sinus, it can be even longer or become a chronic infection. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a blocked nose due to allergies?

Many ways: U can take an antihistamine pill by mouth, a decongestant, or prescription nasal spray. I will be very careful with otc nasal sprays. They frequently has topical decongestant, which can cause rebound congestion after abrupt stopping after using it for a while, hence "addiction". ...Read more

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Clogged ears mucus and stuff nose what do I do to clear it up?

Clogged ears mucus and stuff nose what do I do to clear it up?

URTI: It could be due to upper respiratory viral syndrome(urti). It usually gets better in 3-5 days, but if this persists you may need to see a doctor. ...Read more