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How To Unclog Stuffy Nose
Irrigation...gargle: It's important to find out why you are having these issues before deciding how to alleviate them. Usually, i'd recommend sinus irrigation with saline and otc reflux treatment at the same time for ~2 weeks. If not better, get to an ENT who can examine both the nose and the throat for signs of disease. ...Read more
How to get rid of a cold.. Naturally and quickly? (stuffy nose, plued ears, runny nose, hard to breath... Pluged ears)
Start simple: First start with a pure antihistamine to see if allergy may be playing a role. Zyrtec, Claritin or alavert are otc and worth trying. If after a few days there is no improvement then try a decongestant as well. If after a few days you are still blocked you should see your family doctor for a prescription nasal spray either a steroid or an antihistamine. If that doesn't help you need to see an ent. ...Read more
Allergies/infection: If it's a new problem, then likely an infection and probably viral. If a chronic or seasonal problem then more likely due to allergies and should be treated for nasal allergies. ...Read more
Nasal sprays not OTC: For seasonal allergies, the most effective options are the steroid or antihistamine nasal sprays, available by prescription. Not only do they work the best, but they are technically local therapy as negligible amounts enter the bloodstream. The OTC nasal sprays can cause rebound symptoms, which the prescription versions do not. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
That depends on why: Your nose is congested. Allergies? Infection? Many won't cure overnight. Afrin nasal spray is awesome - but use must be time-limited. 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. ...Read more
Pregnant with stuffy nose. Will mucinex (guaifenesin) help with stuffy nose. Saline spry does not help me. How long to us mucinex (guaifenesin) for to clear stuffy nose.
Mucinex (guaifenesin) will not but: Mucinex (guaifenesin) will not but Mucinex (guaifenesin) D will help stuffy nose.It is pregnancy category C.There are no adequate and well controlled studies on humans,but potential benefit may warrant use of this drug Ask your doctor if it is ok to take.It also depends how many weeks you are pregnant Ask your doctor ...Read more
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
Blow more gently.: 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
Tip contouring: Rhinoplasty (nose job) surgery enables re-shaping of the nasal tip. A bulbous nasal tip is one in which the tip cartilages may be large and splayed apart. The dome areas may have very poor definition and the nasal tip skin may be of increased thickness such that underlying structures are not well-defined. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
A neti pot 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. Consider use. ...Read more
If getting in a...: Steamy shower opens the blockage completely on both sides, you probably would find relief from a steroid or antihistamine nasal spray which are both prescription medications in the us. If one or both sides are always blocked you probably have a mechanical obstruction that will need to be looked at by a nose surgeon. ...Read more
Several options: Otc antihistamines particularly older one such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) dry the nose. Other suggestions are claritin, allegra, zyrtec, chlorpheniramine. Prescription options are topical steroids which must be taken daily and take about a week to work or topical antihistamines such as astelin. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rest, hydration: You most likely have a virus causing your current symptoms and will have to wait for your body to naturally get rid of it. If you are suffering from your symptoms, try natural remedies first, such as steam inhalation or nasal irrigation. If you are unable to do your daily routines, it is okay for you to use sudafed for congestion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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