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

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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How to get relief from a blocked nose due to allergies?

How to get relief from a blocked nose due to allergies?

Pills or sprays: You can try an over the counter antihistamine pill which you can take once a day. If you want short-term relief, you can use oxymetazoline nasal spray for a maximum of 3 days. If you use it longer, you will run the risk of rebound congestion. You can see your doctor who can also prescribe steroid nasal sprays, antihistamine nasal sprays, and allergy pills. Saline irrigation may be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an itchy throat due to allergies?

How can I get rid of an itchy throat due to allergies?

Antihistamines: There are several newer antihistamines that are now over the counter. Allegra, zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) to name a few. Try these at suggested dosage. If they don't work, see your doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a blocked nose, quickly?

How to get rid of 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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How to get rid of a runny nose ?

How to get rid of a runny nose ?

Runny nose: You could have allergic rhinitis. And there are medications to treat it. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a stuffy nose?

How to get rid of 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. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a stuffy nose?

How to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Time...Phenylephrine: Or if you don't have patience consider Oxymetazoline one to two sprays per nostril. :) ...Read more

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How to get rid of this blocked feeling in the nose?

How to get rid of this blocked feeling in the nose?

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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How to get rid of blocked nose and ears ?

How to get rid of blocked nose and ears ?

Blocked nose/ears: Hello. Things you can do to rid of blocked ears and nasal passages is to begin saline nasal spray. If this doesn't work after a week, then step up therapy to using Afrin nasal spray for 5 days only. That should help. After 5 days, if it still is bothering you then begin using Nasacort (triamcinolone) every night. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a blocked nose quickly? Nasal sprays?

See ENT doctor: See an ENT doctor for treatment options like nasal steroid spray, systemic steroids, and surgery. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a blocked nose?

How can I get rid of a blocked nose?

Depends on cause: The nose can be congested from allergy, medications, polyps, and structural problems. Nasal steroids and antihistamine/decongestant preparations can help with allergy, nasal steroids sometimes reduce polyps. If it is structural such as a deviated septum, large turbinates, or polyps then surgery is often beneficial. Suggest seeing an ENT physician for a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a sinus drainage?

How to get rid of a sinus drainage?

Sinus drainage: It really depends on the cause. If it is from a cold, otc meds are fine to use short-term. If it's from allergies, antihistamines are the way to go. For chronic sinus issues, there are prescription medications that work fairly well. If you have concerns, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What's the quickest way to get rid of a blocked nose?

Oxymetazoline: Otc nose sprays containing oxymetazoline or neosynephrine (phenylephrine) are great at decongesting your nose in a hurry, without a lot of side effects in the short term. It can dry and irritate your nose after a few days. If used longer than 3 to 5 days it can have a rebound effect, where your nasal lining swells more than it was in the first place. So only use for 3 to five days. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of puffy eyes due to allergies or crying?

How do you get rid of puffy eyes due to allergies or crying?

Cool pack, etc...: Some people have darker lower lids because the skin there has more color. For women, make-up can help. Some people have puffiness due to extra blood in the tiny blood vessels in the skin. If this is from allergies or sinusitis, a doctor can treat it. It can also be from fatigue, crying, or eye irritation, in which case otc decongestant "get-the-red-out" eye drops (for less than 1-2 days) can help. ...Read more

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How to treat a closed up throat due to allergies?

How to treat a closed up throat due to allergies?

Epinephrine: The best treatment for severe allergic reactions is epinephrine. Throat closure is one such symptom of a severe allergic reaction--others are loss of consciousness, wheezing, severe tongue swelling, etc. Epinephrine is available as Epipen or the new device called auvi-q. ...Read more

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I have allergies which caused me to get the allergic shiner .. How do it get rid of it?

I have allergies which caused me to get the allergic shiner .. How do it get rid of it?

Nasal sprays: Allergic shiners result from chronic nasal congestion. If your allergies are all year round, use a steroid nasal spray all year round or considering starting allergy shots. Consult an allergist for your best options and testing. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a stuffy nose?

How can you get rid of a stuffy nose?

Diagnosis: A stuffy nose may be caused by a variety of conditions. These include nasal allergy, viral infection, sinusitis, nasal polyps and the over use of otc nasal sprays and enlargement of the turbinates. Obviously, you need to know the cause of your nasal stuffiness, before you can get rid of it. See and ENT doctor for an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to get rid of congestion in a newborn?

How to get rid of congestion in a newborn?

Nasal saline: A nasal wash out of her nose with saline can remove some of the irritants & thin out the mucous. Sometimes you must wash out the nose using saline like a garden hose to be effective. ...Read more

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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 do I tell the difference on whether I have a cold or allergies? And how to get rid of nasal congestion ?

How do I tell the difference on whether I have a cold or allergies? And how to get rid of nasal congestion ?

Fever: The main difference between allergic congestion and a virus is that allergies don't cause fever. If you don't have a fever, look at the duration - congestion from a virus typically lasts less than a week. Nasal steroid sprays work best for the congestion of allergies; if severe, the use of decongestant nasal sprays for 5 days or less will offer the best relief. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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