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What is the best way to clear toddler nasal congestion?

What is the best way to clear toddler nasal congestion?

Suction: If the nose is congested and full of mucous the best way to clear the nasal passages of a toddler who cannot blow the nose is to use a suction bulb. Spraying the nostrils with an OTC nasal saline and then using the suction bulb works best. There will be a protest, but "just suck it up"! ...Read more

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Nasal congestion with clear mucus for 3 weeks now. Effective remedy?

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Nasal congestion with clear mucus for 3 weeks now. Effective remedy?

Allergies?: You may have allergies which a nasal steroid, such as Budesonide or fluticasone might be useful. The best advice is to see your provider. ...Read more

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Can albuterol be used for clearing nasal congestion related to the common cold?

Can albuterol be used for clearing nasal congestion related to the common cold?

No: Albuterol is a bronchodilator, meaning that it is a medication which causes smooth muscles in the lungs to relax, helping to relieve the bronchospasm associated with wheezing and asthma. It does not work on the nose. Use saline nasal spray to clear out nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Can Xyzal (levocetirizine) cause nasal congestion? I've been taking it for thick mucus and PND (perennial rhinitis). Stopped it for 2 days and my nose is clear!

Can Xyzal (levocetirizine) cause nasal congestion? I've been taking it for thick mucus and PND (perennial rhinitis). Stopped it for 2 days and my nose is clear!

Not really: Not a known reported side effect, however if you experienced it first hand, then it may be a factor for your symptoms. Generally it dries up secretions, so if you already had thick mucous it may have been made more thick by xyzal, (levocetirizine) hence the feeling of being clogged up, just a theory. At any rate, keep using saline nasal washes, see your doctor/ENT/allergist to rule out chronic sinusitis, goodluck ...Read more

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Pressure in forehead upon standing, clear nasal congestion, a lot of post nasal drip. Head feels wobbly. Is this common for a sinus problem?

Pressure in forehead upon standing, clear nasal congestion, a lot of post nasal drip. Head feels wobbly. Is this common for a sinus problem?

Yes: Although usually the pressure in the head thing is worse with bending over, as in from standing position, bending over at the waist and touching your feet or the floor. To relieve this, start with an otc antihistamine of your choice (claritin, etc) with a decongestant (if no hi blood pressure) and follow up with your dr. If no better after a few days. If needed, your dr. Can rx nasal steroids. ...Read more

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Will sudogest help from my ear being clogged? Been like this 4, 3weeks now. Dr said its nasal congestion. Cong. Is clearing up not my ear. Please help

Will sudogest help from my ear being clogged? Been like this 4, 3weeks now. Dr said its nasal congestion. Cong. Is clearing up not my ear. Please help

It can help: Sudogest is a drug that constricts the the blood vessels, affecting the entire body to some extent, but in the nose, sinuses, and ears it reduces congestion. The eustachian tube (et) connects the ear to throat and can swell, causing ear stuffiness. That rx can open the et. It may take some time. There are prescriptions like nasal steroid sprays and oral steroids that your doctor can prescribe too. ...Read more

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Hurts to swallow, nasal congestion with light yellow/clear mucus and light headache. What could it be?

Head cold: It sounds as if you're developing an upper respiratory infection, otherwise known as a head cold. Fluids, rest and tylenol (acetaminophen) should see you through the worst of it. If not, see your doctor. ...Read more

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3 mo oLD son has a cough, nasal congestion and red cheeks. No fever. What can I do? Will bring up clear pphlegm and gags during couth occasionally

3 mo oLD son has a cough, nasal congestion and red cheeks. No fever. What can I do? Will bring up clear pphlegm and gags during couth occasionally

Cough: It's time to see your doctor. A 3 month old with cough and congestion needs a thorough evaluation from a doctor to make sure all is well. Yourcdoctorvsgsin advise you about how to help your child. I hesitate to give you any more advice until you see your doctor. Go! ...Read more

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Is a viral sinus infection when the nose has yellow or clear nasal congestion?

Is a viral sinus infection when the nose has yellow or clear nasal congestion?

Could be yes.: Bacterial infections in the sinus cavity usually produce green nasal discharge. Clear and yellow could be viral...or just inflammatory....or even fungal. ...Read more

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My 1 yr old hd pneumonia, upper respiratory nasal congestion and they gave her the antibiotics after it cleared her nose starts running, why?

Runny nose: Ur child amy have caught another infection, as after the treatment for pneumonia there should not be any runny nose due to the treatment itself. ...Read more

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Claritin D sleep works great to clear nighttime nasal congestion but now I'm awake and jittery due as side effect. Other options? (mucinex (guaifenesin) D)?

Claritin D sleep works great to clear nighttime nasal congestion but now I'm awake and jittery due as side effect. Other options? (mucinex (guaifenesin) D)?

Don't use "D": The "D" in many medications is causing your side effects of being awake and jittery. Please only use oral antihistamines without the "D" to help with nasal congestion - zyrtec, allegra, claritin. You can also try OTC nasal steroid sprays. ...Read more

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Woke up with sore spot in back of throat with morning nasal congestion it was yellowish grey now my nose is clear but still sore spot no fever?

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Woke up with sore spot in back of throat with morning nasal congestion it was yellowish grey now my nose is clear but still sore spot no fever?

Could be viral URI: Use saline nasal wash and salt water gargles for the next day or two, if no improvement see your doctor, you might a prescription medication then, good luck ...Read more

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56/m/x-smoker-Chronic nasal congestion & throat clearing. No fever, sneeze, cough. Slight blood in mucus after throat clearing 1 day. CXR clear 2 month ago?

See ENT: Consult an ENT because of the blood in the throat mucus. In most cases, allergies would be the prime suspect for the nasal congestion however. ...Read more

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What will dry up nasal congestion?

Depends on cause.: A good thorough exam by an otolaryngologist should give you the answer. There are many causes of nasal obstruction:allergies, deviated septum, polyps, sinusitis, turbinate hypertrophy. Too many to get into in this format. You need to be evaluated by an ENT to figure this one out. ...Read more

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What can I buy for nasal congestion?

OTC?: A decongestant (something with a -d after)
however consider seeing your doctor if the problem has been present for some time. ...Read more

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What can I do about nasal congestion?

What can I do about nasal congestion?

Identify trigger: To determine the correct treatment, the cause of nasal congestion should be found. There is a wide range of triggers including allergies, deviated nasal septum, nasal polyps, chronic sinus infection, adenoid hypertrophy, medication side effects, etc. An allergist or ENT doctor can assist you by taking a thorough history and performing an exam and other tests as needed. ...Read more

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How can I treat severe nasal congestion?

How can I treat severe nasal congestion?

Congestion: 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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How come I have constant nasal congestion?

How come I have constant nasal congestion?

Allergies: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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What can I to address my nasal congestion?

What can I to address my nasal congestion?

Find the cause: Nasal congestion may be the result of nasal allergy, deviated septum, rhino-sinusitis, nasal polyps and non-allergic rhinitis. As you say, to address your nasal congestion, you need to find the cause. Only then can logical and specific treatment be given. ...Read more

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What could cause nasal congestion at night?

What could cause nasal congestion at night?

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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Could nasal congestion in children be cured?

Could nasal congestion in children be cured?

Cure?????: Since the nasal passages are lined with sensitive tissue, it can and will swell in response to respiratory irritants and a variety of infectious agents. Congestion is most noticeable when infants have a small head/nose/nasal passages and are not yet mouth breathing. This improves with head growth, but any child will have recurrent nasal congestion when conditions set it off. ...Read more

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Are there any remedies for nasal congestion?

Are there any remedies for nasal congestion?

Nasalcrom (cromolyn): Over the counter options include Nasalcrom nasal spray. Some people find neil med sinus rinses are helpful as well. Others find that Allegra d or zyrtec d pills can help. If these do not help see your doctor to get some prescription nose sprays ...Read more

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What can I do about chronic nasal congestion?

What can I do about chronic nasal congestion?

Get evaluated: Significant seasonal/perenial rhinitis can adversely affect quality of life, especially sleep which in turn can affect work performance and life-functions in general. Basic care such as nasal rinse/cleansing to reduce allergen build-up, good air/furnace filters, minimize pet danders. Nasal steroids are best, but you may need more than spray--antihistamine/decongestant. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Nasal congestion that won't stop? What can I do?

Nasal congestion that won't stop? What can I do?

Nasal congestion: There are so many causes of nasal congestion, you need to be examined by allergy /ent specialist to investigate and treat the cause of nasal congestion. ...Read more

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