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What is best treatment for sore throat stuffy nose earache n headache? At home trearments prefered ans breastfeedinf safe

What is best treatment for sore throat stuffy nose earache n headache? At home trearments prefered ans breastfeedinf safe

Symptomatic Treatmen: From what you describe it may be viral upper respiratory infection.
Symptomatic treatment with humidifier and steam inhalation. Over the counter medications for cold have medications that may not be safe for baby while breast feeding (too many varieties with many commercially available meds to specify which ones are not good). ...Read more

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Are there any home remedy for sore throat and stuffy nose?

Are there any home remedy for sore throat and stuffy nose?

Remedies: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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I wake up every morning with a swollen nose and face. Stuffy nose. What Can I do foe home remedy.

I wake up every morning with a swollen nose and face. Stuffy nose. What Can I do foe home remedy.

Net 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 a.m. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more

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What is the best home remedy for a stuffed nose?

What is the best home remedy for a stuffed nose?

Depends: On the reason for a stuffy nose. But the best home remedy is salt water nose drops. Just rinsing the nose with saline helps decrease stuffiness and reduces swelling of the mucous membranes. It is safest to get over the counter nose drops like little noses or ayr or ocean nose drops. ...Read more

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How to get rid of stuffy nose without taking medicine? (breastfeeding)

How to get rid of stuffy nose without taking medicine? (breastfeeding)

Saline drops: Nasal saline is your best bet. Cold medicines like sudafed can decrease your milk supply. ...Read more

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I'm just getting out of a cold I'm breastfeeding my 1 month baby but now it looks like he is getting sick, he has a stuffy nose and coughing a lot??

I'm just getting out of a cold I'm breastfeeding my 1 month baby but now it looks like he is getting sick, he has a stuffy nose and coughing a lot??

Continue nursing: Continuation of nursing during periods of illness is beneficial because antibodies produced by mother are passed through breast milk and can help babies recover faster from illness. Nasal congestion in infants can interfere with nursing, so using saline drops in their nose is usually advised. Fever in a baby less than 2 months old (100.4 or higher rectally) is considered an emergency. ...Read more

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My 2 month old has a stuffy nose but seems fine otherwise. I'm breastfeeding and I thought that prevented him from getting sick? What could he have?

My 2 month old has a stuffy nose but seems fine otherwise. I'm breastfeeding and I thought that prevented him from getting sick? What could he have?

Maybe nothing: Could have a mild cold or he could just have "normal baby congestion" because his passages are small. Breast feeding can help prevent a lot of things but not all...it will help though because of the antibodies to help babies recover. As long as he eats well and has no other symptoms...no worries. ...Read more

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My husband insurance at his new job hasn't kicked in yet but my 2 year old is sick what should I do at home has a remedy my 2 year old has a stuffy nose at night but runny nose during the day its a bright green mucus her left eyes is kinda swollen and has

My husband insurance at his new job hasn't kicked in yet but my 2 year old is sick what should I do at home has a remedy my 2 year old has a stuffy nose at night but runny nose during the day its a bright green mucus her left eyes is kinda swollen and has

Take him to the dr: Insurance should not be the primary concern, your two year old should be. I am sure that you get groceries and gas even though your insurance does not cover these items. Sometimes you can negotiate in advance for a cash price. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for chronic stuffy nose & throat catarrh?

What's the best treatment for chronic stuffy nose & throat catarrh?

Triad: The triad of nasal saline irrigation, nasal steroid spray and antihistamine often results in dramatic improvement of nasal obstruction and drainage. Adding a temporary decongestant is also effective. Persistent symptoms may indicate structural issues, refractory allergy or infection. See an otolaryngologist for evaluation with persistent symptoms. ...Read more

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Have stuffy nose everyday and nasal drip. Where can I find a remedy?

Have stuffy nose everyday and nasal drip. Where can I find a remedy?

Stuffy and drippy: Hello, your symptoms sound like allergy. Your remedy may be in the otc section of your pharmacy. Antihistamines such as claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec or Allegra may help. Each is available as a generic too! If this doesn't help, see your doctor for further evaluation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose somewhat of a sore throat and breastfeesding what medicine can I take?

I have a stuffy nose somewhat of a sore throat and breastfeesding what medicine can I take?

Anything OTC: Pretty much everything over the counter is fair game. Most decongestants are L1 or L2 meaning they are ok in lactation. If you have any questions or it's something a little off the beaten path, ask the pharmacist and they can give you the risks. Most medicines over the counter are fine, and all the decongestants are. Just don't overdo it. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for a stuffy nose?

What is the treatment for a stuffy nose?

One natural way.: Agree w dr. Kam. 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. ...Read more

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3mo baby w/RSV. Cough is resolving but stuffy nose sounds worse. Albuterol-nebulizer treatment plus saline solution atomizer. What can I do?

3mo baby w/RSV. Cough is resolving but stuffy nose sounds worse. Albuterol-nebulizer treatment plus saline solution atomizer. What can I do?

Saline: You can add some normal saline infant nose drops with a bulb syringe to clear her nostrils. I am glad to hear the cough and lower respiratory issues are decreasing, she is on the road to recovery. Also, give her extra fluids, pedialyte. ...Read more

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Runny stuffy nose (clear). Post nasal drip. Chest congestion/burning chest. Body aches. No fever. Cold or allergies? Treatment? Thank you!

Runny stuffy nose (clear). Post nasal drip. Chest congestion/burning chest. Body aches. No fever. Cold or allergies? Treatment? Thank you!

Viral URI: Sounds like a viral upper respiratory tract infection. You may have some ill contacts with similar symptoms. Body aches pretty characteristic of virus and not of allergy. ...Read more

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What can I take for a sinus headache while breast feeding? I have a stuffy nose, no cough nor congestion, just a terrible headache.

What can I take for a sinus headache while breast feeding? I have a stuffy nose, no cough nor congestion, just a terrible headache.

Water and Ibuprofen: Hello,

Sorry you're feeling badly. Hard to get enough sleep to stay healthy when you are caring for an infant. You can try Ibuprofen 400mg and drink lots of water. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Believe allergic reaction to large qty of fertilizer itchy burn watery eyes. Dry mouth sneezing stuffy nose. Remedy?

Believe allergic reaction to large qty of fertilizer itchy burn watery eyes. Dry mouth sneezing stuffy nose. Remedy?

Protect yourself: The remedy is to wear an appropriate mask while you're working with any chemicals. Also wear eye protection. Avoid contact for 5 to 7 days with anymore fertilizer. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose, headache and rash on part of belly. Breastfeeding infant and he got a fever of 101 and today has a similar rash. Did he get it from my mik?

Stuffy nose, headache and rash on part of belly. Breastfeeding infant and he got a fever of 101 and today has a similar rash. Did he get it from my mik?

Fever: No, your child developed your symptoms through the respiratory infection that you have as seen with your runny nose and headache. Make sure you wash your hands before feeding the baby. Wearing a mask if you have respiratory symptoms might also help ...Read more

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Do you have any good home remedies for stuffy nose?

Do you have any good home remedies for stuffy nose?

Congestion: Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a netti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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What are some home remedies for my 4-year-old’s stuffy nose?

What are some home remedies for my 4-year-old’s stuffy nose?

Nasal Congestion: You are limited at that age. The first step is to use some saline drops and a suction bulb syringe. If this child doesn't tolerate suctioning the nose that way, you can try a little saline spray to moisten the nose and clear it out. You can also use an oral decongestant to open the nose up. ...Read more

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I have a cough and phlegm and stuffy nose that seems to not go away it's been a week and 2 days. Is there any home remedies I can do to make it go away?

I have a cough and phlegm and stuffy nose that seems to not go away it's been a week and 2 days. Is there any home remedies I can do to make it go away?

Mgt: Usually viral illnesses resolve by day 10-11. I would advise rest and hydration. If you continue to have symptoms at around day 21, a follow up appt for possible sinusitis.
If you develop high fever, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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A 15 month old girl has a runny/stuffy nose. She wakes upcrying because she can't breathe. What can I give her to make her sleep better, any medicines/home remedies? Could it be because of her teething?

A 15 month old girl has a runny/stuffy nose. She wakes upcrying because she can't breathe. What can I give her to make her sleep better, any medicines/home remedies? Could it be because of her teething?

Help with teething: Generally Ibuprofen is much more effective for teething than tylenol (acetaminophen). You can also let your baby chew on a cold teething ring. Some parents have found camilia really aids in teething discomfort. It is important you do not give your baby more than four doses of Acetaminophen in any one day. Acetaminophen really challenges the liver. Massaging the gum tissue with a soft bristle brush can also help. ...Read more

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I have a stuffy nose and sore throat, is there any medications or home remedies I can take at 38 weeks pregnant?

I have a stuffy nose and sore throat, is there any medications or home remedies I can take at 38 weeks pregnant?

Pregnancy Safe: I agree w dr. Mumneh. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s. ...Read more

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What are some natural house remedies for stuffy nose or sinusitis?

Saline: A saline sinus rinse is great. You can buy a kit over the counter. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is good and sudafed is very helpful. If your symptoms last more than 10 days then you should be seen ...Read more

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What are some natural remedies for my 10 month old baby stuffy nose.?

What are some natural remedies for my 10 month old baby stuffy nose.?

Keep it simple.: Saline drops ; bulb syringe can help. Don't give baby any decongestant medications. ...Read more

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Is Sudafed safe for me? It's getting hard to sleep at night due to my permanent stuffy nose...

Is Sudafed safe for me? It's getting hard to sleep at night due to my permanent stuffy nose...

Need history: Cannot recommend any meds since don't know your health history and other medications you might be taking. Also, Sudafed is normally a daytime, non-drowsy type of medication which may hinder your sleep. ...Read more

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If vapor rub on you chest doesn't clear you stuffy nose, is it safe to use Vicks inhaler as well?

If vapor rub on you chest doesn't clear you stuffy nose, is it safe to use Vicks inhaler as well?

Most definitely!: At this point, you are so desperate to breathe. You may have to see your doctor so he may prescribe you allergy meds or nose sprays to make your life better and be more productive at work. ...Read more

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