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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Airway Obstruction

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Any suggestions for homeopathic remedies for deviated nasal septum and nasal congestion?

Any suggestions for homeopathic remedies for deviated nasal septum and nasal congestion?

Septal deviation: The only treatment is surgery. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Obstruction (Definition)

Anything that creates a blockage of the intestinal tract. You may think of the intestinal tract (stomach, small bowel, large bowel) as somewhat akin to a garden hose. If you kink the garden hose, or twist it, or block it inside, you have created an "obstruction". Most obstructions are a results of previous surgery and most of these ...Read more


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Can you treat chronic airway obstruction with antibiotics? Which one?

Can you treat chronic airway obstruction with antibiotics? Which one?

Not usually: People who have COPD are usually treated with long -acting bronchodialators and/or steroid meds. I suppose if there was any bacterial infection involved as well that they would be on some type of antibiotics. ...Read more

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What's a good home remedy for chronic nasal inflammation & congestion?

What's a good home remedy for chronic nasal inflammation & congestion?

Mentholatum: Consider Vicks vaporub to chest. It has natural menthal smell in petroleum base. It causes decreased swelling in nasal passages and can decrease cough irritation also. This would be good for a cold virus. However if allergic rhinitis "allergies" consider keep windows in home and car closed, avoid pets in home, no cigarette smoking in home, and hepa filter and vacuum with hepa filter. ...Read more

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Undiagnosed barking cough. Many specialists, many medications. No relief. Is expiratory dynamic airway collapse possible? Symptoms? Dx, tx, pleasehelp

Undiagnosed barking cough. Many specialists, many medications. No relief. Is expiratory dynamic airway collapse possible? Symptoms? Dx, tx, pleasehelp

? tic: Are you coughing while sleeping? If not consider a cough tic, an involuntary spasm producing a barking sound.If you cough while sleeping, this is not the case.Cough varient asthma should be considered also. ...Read more

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Why do we consider emphysema as a chronic obstructive airway diseasesince there is no obstruction occurring ?

Why do we consider emphysema as a chronic obstructive airway diseasesince there is  no obstruction occurring ?

There is obstruction: Most patients with significant emphysema do have airflow obstruction, in fact severe airflow obstruction. With emphysema you get collapse of all the small airways in the lung and the airflow is trapped and therefore obstructed. ...Read more

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Are there any effective home remedies for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Are there any effective home remedies for a sinus infection and croupy cough?

Improve drainage: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...Read more

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Any home remedies to relieve chronic sinusitis?

Sinusitis: Salt water washes twice daily, humidifier and air purifier in the bedroom, significant cleaning of the floors, dusting and washing bed sheets. Nocturnal showers to wash off all the daytime pollens. ...Read more

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What are some remedies for a deviated nasal septum?

What are some remedies for a deviated nasal septum?

Deviated Septum: A deviated nasal septum can make it more difficult to breathe through the nose and can make the nose look crooked. The breathing problem can be helped by surgery to remove or straighten the deviated septum. Health insurance may pay for this. Surgery can also be done to improve a crooked nose. This is a cosmetic procedure that most health insurance companies do not pay for. ...Read more

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Any natural remedies for nasal congestion?

Any natural remedies for nasal congestion?

Sinus rinses: Nasal saline ( salt water ) solution is readily available in any pharmacy. Comes as pressurized or pump spray. Could also consider Neti pot or other sinus rinses. ...Read more

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I wake up often with blocked para nasal passages, obstucting breathing,taking fluticasone and azalestine daily,any other non surgical solutions pls?

I wake up often with  blocked  para nasal passages, obstucting breathing,taking fluticasone and azalestine daily,any other non surgical solutions pls?

See an allergist: If you have access to one, it seems that you have lower airways affection as well,possible that you have allergy to indoors element, or indoor pollution is triggering your already inflamed airways causing such symptoms. Allergy proof your place to start with: avoid pets, dust collecting material,smokers,kill mold, etc..,saline nasal washes daily,continue your meds till you get to see an allergist ...Read more

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Asthma symptoms at night due to post-nasal drip. Wake up choking. Any at-home remedies worth trying for post-nasal drip?

Asthma symptoms at night due to post-nasal drip. Wake up choking. Any at-home remedies worth trying for post-nasal drip?

Saline lavage: The most effective home remedy for these kinds of symptoms is nasal saline lavage (such as neti pot, or using a squeeze bottle available at the pharmacy). Instructions are available with the device, but you essentially rinse the nose with salt water. A good swim in a pool, getting water in your nose, sometimes works too. ...Read more

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I have sinus drip/ post nasal drip are there any home remedies to treat this? Can't sleep at night because of drainage.

I have sinus drip/ post nasal drip are there any home remedies to treat this? Can't sleep at night because of drainage.

Saline: Regular saline rinses have been reported to be somewhat effective but be sure that the water has been boiled then cooled unless you has a source of sterile water. However otc antihistamines often work better and prescription nasal sprays better still. Air conditioning usually helps to reduce the amount of airborne allergens if you do not mind the electric bill. Allergy shots can work wonders. ...Read more

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Which home remedies are considered the best for gastroesophageal reflux disease?

Small meals: Small meals - almost like grazing low in fat no fried foods dont eat with in 3 hours of bedtime. ...Read more

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What are non-traditional drugs for reversible obstructive airway disease?

What are non-traditional drugs for reversible obstructive airway disease?

Check with MD: You need to talk to your md about your mallampati, airway, potential soft tissue in pharyngeal wall, and discuss sleep hygiene, cpap, and/or mrd treatment options. ...Read more

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Does an herbal spray or supplement for uvula obstructive sleep apnea exist?

Does an herbal spray or supplement for uvula obstructive sleep apnea exist?

No: Treating symptoms with holistic remedies may work for some ailments, but sleep apnea is not really one of them. ...Read more

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Which at-home remedies for sinus congestion are considered effective?

Which at-home remedies for sinus congestion are considered effective?

Moisture: If you want to avoid medications, try to maintain good nasal health by using saline irrigations and keeping an appropriate moisture level in the air you breathe. Unfortunately, this won't help if you have a physical issue blocking the drainage of your sinuses. Finally, make sure that the problem really is sinus-related and not another kind of headache. ...Read more

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What are some alternative drugs for reversible obstructive airway disease?

What are some alternative drugs for reversible obstructive airway disease?

Asthma: Are you describing something other than asthma? Alternatives to inhaled corticosteroids and beta-agonists? Some include inhaled anticholinergics, leukotriene modifying agents, cromolyn, theophyline, steroids, Xolair (with many alternative "biologics" in the pipeline). ...Read more

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What are symptoms of airway obstruction in a toddler?

What are symptoms of airway obstruction in a toddler?

AIRWAY OBSTRUCTION: The toddler will show difficulty breathing, shortness of breath or gasping for air. He will be restless and become cyanotic and if nobody notice the problem or call 911 , he can collapse and die. This is an emergency ! ...Read more

Pharynx (Definition)

It is the connection between the mouth and the throat. The 3 parts are the oropharynx, nasopharynx, and hypo-pharynx. The pharynx leads into the ...Read more


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Occlusion (Definition)

This refers to how the teeth come together. There are 3 classifications: normal or class i, an excessive overbite or class ii, and an ...Read more