Doctor insights on:
Nostril Clogged Saline Sprays
My right nostril has been clogged for more than a week now. What can I do, besides using saline sprays?
Try these things:: Congestion is most often due to swollen blood vessels and fluid in the tissues lining the nose. Allergies & irritants are the most common causes. Decongestants as sprays (like afrin) or pills (like sudafed) can help but cause side effects so should be used cautiously. Prescription meds like steroid sprays and singulair can help too. When congestion doesn't change, a structural problem may exist. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Saline spray helping through day, but what to do at night, been waking up stuffy with blood in nostrils when blowing nose.
Xlear: Your doc may tell you that you have a sinus infection. You can use a natural product called xlear (pronounced "clear") to clean out nasal passages and break up the biofilm where germs multiply. Tastes good too! ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Do doctors recommend those nasal rinse devices such as the neilmed plastic bottle that sprays a saline solution up the nostrils?
Yes: The use of this or a neti-pot is a great way to get the congestion out of your nose. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
I am having a hard time getting rid of a runny nose and constant itching/"ready to sneeze" feeling. I've taken claritin-d, Flonase two sprays in both nostrils bid, and even did a saline lavage of my nose before the second Flonase dose... And nothing has c
You : You have to take the Flonase for a week for it to be effective and you should do nasal washes on a daily basis. If you are not getting better then you should seek a local allergist to evaluate your condition for other diseases mimicking your symptoms or if you need further treatment with immunotherapy. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Why do I wake up every morning with one sinus completely clogged and one nostril filled with dry "stuff"?
Sinus or Rhinitis: Probably have chronic sinusitis or rhinitis. Try nasal decongestants (first use nasal saline solutions and rinses) also antihistamines. Decongestants in pill form or sprays ( afrin, neosynephrine, dristan etc) only if no hx of uncontrolled HTN or coronary disease ( angina, recent heart attacks). Try nasal steroids by prescript.( or p.O. Steroids). See ENT to r/o nasal polyps and deviated septum.. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Can sinius problem make feel tightness or pressure in the side or back of my head and nostril clogged. How long will it go on ! mine 2 months now?
Yes: Sinusitis can cause pressure, tighness, pain & clogged nostrils. It is often difficult to clear up during winter & spring when inside air is dry & outside it is windy. You need to see your md or urgent care for meds even if you have been. Even with antibiotics, antihistamines & decongestants it can take weeks or months to fully control. Humidify the air in your bedroom & try saline nasal sprays. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Nostril clogged.: Most likely you have a viral upper respiratory tract infection, also know as a cold. But, you may also have acid reflux, medication effects, or allergies. Many issues cause stuffy nose. Try using saline nose spray and / or the over the counter nose spray afrin. This will unclog your nose, but should only be used for a couple of days at a time -- it can be habit forming. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
Need to see ENT: Clogged up nostril may suggest several different problems, including deviated nasal septum, polyps, chronic sinus disease, enlarged turbinates etc. Hence, an ENT evaluation is necessary to make sure there is no obstructive pathology. Endoscopic sinus exam is adviseable. Try saline nasal lavage to see if it helps. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
In one nostril everyday i get clogged hard chunks that when i pick out they bleed what could cause this? Should i be seen?
Nasal Bleed: "chunks" you are referring to are likely a combination of dried nasal discharge ("snot") and dried blood from previous bleed, and possible healing skin that gets picked off when you go after the "chunks." simple answer: do not pick your nose and use warm saline rinse daily or several times daily to moisten the mucous membranes. If there is a polyp (growth) or other growth you should see an ent. ...Read moreGet help from a doctor now ›
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Saline nasal spray
- Left nostril always clogged
- How often can you use saline nasal spray?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Will a saline aerosol spray help my dry nose and pressure on sinuses
- Saline nasal spray how to use
- Make your own saline nasal spray
- Saline nasal spray sinus infection
- Talk to an otolaryngologist online