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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
My 1 month old baby has a stuffy nose and wakes up a lot during the night because of it. What can I do to get rid of his stuffy nose?
Humidity: A humidifier will help, as will using saline drops right in the nose to loosen the mucous. If someone is taking a shower, someone else sitting in bathroom in the steam from the shower is also helpful. Put the humidifier right next to the baby's crib. Putting it across the room doesn't do much good. ...Read more
I barely got sick last night. Well just a minor stuffy nose and minor sore throat. What can I do to get rid of it as soon as it came?
Sleep and time.: Those symptoms are classic for a viral infection. The best thing you can do to get over these types of infections is sleep and get lots of rest. Your immune system functions much better when you have slept a good night. Medication such as anabiotic's really don't help with a viral infection. Treat the symptoms with antihistamines or decongestants or maybe a throat lozenge. Beyond that give it time ...Read more
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
What can I possibly take from any pharmacy that is not expensive, that will help me get rid of stuffy nose, fever, and sore throat, and how to avoid.?
OTC: Most combination otc meds (like theraflu) can be quite effective. If you are not sure which is right and if you ask nicely, the pharmacist can often point you to the right type. ...Read more
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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