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Best way to get rid of congestion?

Best way to get rid of congestion?

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 more

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Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more


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I have COPD how do I get rid of congestion naturally also when do I know that i need an antibiotic?

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 more

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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?

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

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How do I get rid of persistent cheat congestion?

Find the cause: Persiatent chest congestion needs to be evaluated by your doctor. Once the cause is addressed then appropriate treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of my cold and congestion?

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

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How to get rid of bronchitis congestion?

Bronchitis: Bronchodilators, oral and inhaled steroids and antibiotics. ...Read more

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How to get rid of sinus congestion ?

How to get rid of sinus congestion ?

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

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

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

Identify trigger: There are many reasons for cough and the treatment should be directed at the underlying reason rather than a "cough suppressant." an allergist or pulmonologist are specialists in respiratory conditions if the problem continues. ...Read more

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How does one get rid of chest congestion?

How does one get rid of chest congestion?

Accurate diagnosis: At your doctors office, which may include chest x ray, sputum culture or blood culture and antibiotics if indicated or it may not involve much at all. See your doctor. ...Read more