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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 can I get rid of a stuffy nose?

How can I 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 a.m. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a stuffy nose?

How do you get rid of a stuffy 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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Best way to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Depends: How best to treat a stuffy nose depends on cause. Saline spray or irrigations tends to help for most causes. Please see your primary for evaluation and more specific treatment recommendations. ...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 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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What do I do to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Stuffy nose wth otc: You can use saline drops and blow your nose, use steam and can take decongestants like sudafed and if it is due to allergy, you can take claritin, (loratadine) Allegra or zyrtec which are all over the counter. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a stuffy nose?

What can I do to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Allergies?: Get checked out by a doctor. Could be from allergies. This can usually be helped with medication. You may need allergy testing to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a stuffy nose at home?

Decongestant: Topical nasal decongestant such as neosynephrine or oral decongestant such as pseudephedrine. If it is caused by an allergy antihistamine such as claritin. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Can you tell me how to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Several OTC's work: There are multiple products over the counter that are available. Be sure to follow the directions as overuse can create some problems by themselves. Topical products probably are better then ones that you take orally. ...Read more

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What method is there 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 A.M. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a stuffy nose really quickly?

How can I get rid of a stuffy nose really quickly?

Nasal spray: In my practice, with patients who have simple congestion, I recommend a decongestant nasal spray such as afrin. Two squirts into one nostril usually does the trick. If the congestion is more of an allergic response, I prescribe a Nasonex (mometasone) type of spray, which is a local steroid. Some medications can cause stuffy nose, as well as household allegens, and so on, so I carefully evaluate each patient. ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of a stuffy nose?

What are the best ways to get rid of a stuffy 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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Anyone know what is a surefire way to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Anyone know what is a surefire way to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Slippery slope: Saline rinses (neilmed sinus rinse for example) are safe, non-medicated way to help.

Nasal steroids (prescription) work if you use them regularly, but are more for allergies rather that a cold.

Afrin, works fast in a pinch, but be careful this is "addictive". If you use it for more than a few days in a row, the stuffy nose will come back with a vengeance. Good for before a flight or big date. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a stuffy nose without medicine? I have a podcast

How do you get rid of a stuffy nose without medicine? I have a podcast

Stuffy nose no meds: You can use saline nose drops and/or steam treatment, which will temporary help your stuffy nose without taking meds. ...Read more

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Is there a way I can get rid of a stuffy nose naturally without taking any medicine?

Is there a way I can get rid of a stuffy nose naturally without taking any medicine?

Yes: Saline nasal spray, it's just salt and water. Some people prefer neti pots which is a device that lets you irrigate your sinus with saline. Other compounds like menthol can help too. As far as "getting rid" of the cause; it depends on what is causing it. If it's a cold it'll go away on it's own, if it's allergies it'll come back unless you take medicine on a regular basis. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a stuffy nose? And what could be going on if you've had it for a couple weeks without any other symptoms?

How can you get rid of a stuffy nose? And what could be going on if you've had it for a couple weeks without any other symptoms?

Several possibilties: A stuffy nose can be caused by a number of diseases. Viral infection, allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis, rhino-sinusitis may be possibilities. But if you have only had this problem for a few weeks, viral infection is the most likely possibility. Hang in for another 7-10 days and if not better, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a stuffy nose and ears?

How do I get rid of a stuffy nose and ears?

Stuuffy nose &ear: Stuffy nose and ear can be due to allergies, in that case it will be recurrent or chronic and you need antihistamines and decongestants and consult an allergist. If it is acute and due to common cold then it will be self limiting, but to be comfortable and feel a little better you may use decongestants for couple of days. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a stuffy nose without using nasal spray?

First, diagnosis: A stuffy nose can be caused by a variety of diseases such as a viral infection or nasal allergy or non-allergic rhinitis. Although an over the counter nasal spray used for no more than 3 days and an oral decongestant would be effective, try a saline irrigation, a netty-pot for relief of the mucus. Remember, you first need to know the cause of the nasal stuffiness. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my stuffy nose?

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

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What are the ways to get rid of stuffy nose?

What are the ways to get rid of stuffy nose?

Natural remedy.: Agree w dr. Rosenfeld. 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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How to get rid of stuffy nose by tomorrow night?

How to get rid of stuffy nose by tomorrow night?

Good question: Although it is difficult to get rid of a viral infection in 24 hours, the only possible method of eradicating this inflammatory response is a high dose of oral steroids. Such treatment for a very short period of time is virtually without complications. Steroids are the best and quickest acting anti-inflammatory drug we can offer. This is the type of therapy that professional singers rely on. ...Read more

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What are some natural ways to get rid of stuffy nose?

Several: Salt eater nose rinse is still #1. Best to get over the counter drops like little noses or ocean or ayr saline. A day at the beach (if you are near one) is always helpful. Decrease dairy in the diet. Homeopathic remedies like hydrastis and euphrasia can be helpful especially if allergies are involved. Plenty of fluids to keep mucous thin. Chinese medicine also has herbs that can help. ...Read more

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Please tell me how to get rid of a runny stuffy nose?

Please tell me how to get rid of a runny stuffy nose?

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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My 1 mth baby has a stuffy nose n phlgems. How can I get rid of it.

My 1 mth baby has a stuffy nose n phlgems. How can I get rid of it.

M.D. visit/nasalbulb: A one month old may have congestion that is related to a cold or without any underlying infection. If there is reflux of stomach contents and milk, it may also cause a congested nose. Gently removing any mucus with a suction bulb and nasal saline, may help. Infants breathe through their noses.
If there is breathing difficulty or it is related to an infection, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a blocked and stuffy nose?

Suggestions, please. How do you get rid of a blocked and stuffy 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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I have stuffy nose and cold mostly throughout the year. What shall I do to get rid of this?

I have stuffy nose and cold mostly throughout the year. What shall I do to get rid of this?

Not a cold!: No one has a year round cold. If your symptoms are constant congestion and postnasal drainage, it can mimic a cold but is more likely caused by allergy. You need to see your physician to determine if your symptoms are related to allergies or structural problems. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my stuffy nose with OTC meds?

How do I get rid of my stuffy nose with OTC meds?

Stuffy nose wth otc: You can use saline drops and blow your nose, use steam and can take decongestants like sudafed and if it is due to allergy, you can take claritin, (loratadine) Allegra or zyrtec which are all over the counter. ...Read more

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What would you do to get rid of a cough and stuffy nose?

What would you do to get rid of a cough and stuffy nose?

Cough: You have to identify the cause if possible. There are numerous infectious and non-infecious causes. Your doctor should be able to help sort it out and make some recommendations. ...Read more

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Nasal Congestion (Stuffiness) (Definition)

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