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How To Get Rid Of Congestion Fast
Nasal vs Chest?: If nasal and something that just started... It may be a viral upper respiratory infection. It could be allergies as well - but less likely this time of year if new onset. Afrin nasal spray is a great decongestant - use no more than 4 days. Over the counter phenylephrine/pseudoephedrine. Plain old saline nasal spary is good as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have COPD how do I get rid of congestion naturally also when do I know that i need an antibiotic?
Depends on Symptoms: You can get rid of congestion by taking medicines such as mucinex, which is very safe. Or, if you don't want to take meds, then using a nebulizer with saline can help. Also, simply sitting in the hot shower may help. Signs of an infection are increasing shortness of breath, chest tightness, change in the amount or color of the phlegm, fever, worsening cough. If this happens, then see a doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My nasal congestion wont go away, when i cough i spit green mucous, but i don't feel a cold at all. What is it? How can I get rid of congestion nasal?
Sinus infection?: You may have a sinus infection and your doctor should be able to help you with that in addition to finding out the cause for your constant nasal congestion. ...Read more
Time: If you have a simple common garden variety viral upper respiratory infection, only time will make you feel better. If you have congestion due to allergies, you'll need to avoid those specific allergens, possibly seasonal, so we're back to time. Or take an anti-allergy (antihistamine) medication, some of which are available over-the-counter. But beware that everything has side effects. Go c ur doc. ...Read more
Over the counter: There are lots of great over the counter options to help, and remember, congestion does not mean you have an infection. Saline rinse, a decongestant, antihistamine and even a steroid nasal spray can all offer great help. You should discuss any of these with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure none of these are contraindicated in your particular case. ...Read more
Cause: See your doctor and find out what's causing your symptom. ...Read more
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