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Remedies For Airway Obstruction
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Undiagnosed barking cough. Many specialists, many medications. No relief. Is expiratory dynamic airway collapse possible? Symptoms? Dx, tx, pleasehelp
Why do we consider emphysema as a chronic obstructive airway diseasesince there is no obstruction occurring ?
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
If nasonex (mometasone) doesn't help fix the nasal congestion what are alternative solutions, i suffer from reduced airways resulting from middle turbinate swelling?
Small meals: Small meals - almost like grazing low in fat no fried foods dont eat with in 3 hours of bedtime. ...Read more
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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