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How do I stop a stuffy nose?

How do I stop a stuffy nose?

Decongestants: Use a decongestant which should reverse a stuffy nose- there are several over the counter decongestants- sudafed works well as well as Claritin (loratadine) d. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


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How can I cure a stuffy nose?

How can I cure a stuffy nose?

See a doctor: See a doctor and get diagnosed. Then with treatment for the diagnosis you can eliminate this symptom. ...Read more

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How does a stuffy nose occur ?

How does a stuffy nose occur ?

Swelling & mucus: A nose gets stuffy because the inside lining (the mucosa) of the nose swells up, blocking the air flow. The lining also oozes mucus, which blocks airflow even more. Stuffy noses can happen with colds, with allergies, or sometimes with no apparent reason. Blowing one's nose pushes the mucus out, but the swelling would still remain. ...Read more

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How do you stop a stuffy nose?

How do you stop a stuffy nose?

Here's some guidance: Blocked nasal passages can be from a mechanical obstruction or the lack of sensed airflow. Examples of an obstruction include a septal deviation, enlarged turbinates, excessive mucus production like during a cold or from allergies, or nasal sidewall collapse. Your nose may not sense airflow from too much swelling, trauma, or prior nasal surgery. A good start is to see an ENT to perform an exam. ...Read more

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How can I clear a stuffy nose?

How can I clear a stuffy nose?

Depends on cause: If acute then sudafed or brief afrin for 3 days. If allergic then topical spray steroids, antihistamine with decongestant, or singulair (montelukast). If polyps or structural then may need surgery. If metabolic such as hypothyroidism then treatment for the disorder. If from meds then stop or change them. See ENT for complete evaluation. ...Read more

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How do I deal with stuffy nose?

How do I deal with stuffy nose?

decongestan: Natural ways to improve nasal congestion include nasal saline wash and neti pots. Over the counter options include phenylephrine containing sprays, afrin nasal spray, and other oral decongestants. You may also find relief from allergy medication. Seek the advice of your primary care doctor to figure out the best option. ...Read more

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What can I do for a stuffy nose?

What can I do for a stuffy nose?

Water, water: Drink lots of water. Breathe steam [easy: make a cup of tea and inhale the steam]. Try salt water nose rinses [spray, bottle like neilmed, or neti pot]. Consider over the counter decongestants. Figure out *why* your nose is stuffy: infection? Allergies? Good luck. Hope you can breathe easily soon. ...Read more

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How can you clear a stuffy nose?

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

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How can I relieve my stuffy nose?

How can I relieve my stuffy nose?

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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How can I un-stuff a stuffy nose ?

Need diagnosis: A stuffy nose can be due to allergy, nasal polyposis or even rarely a tumor. Dilated tissue of normal structures such as the inferior turbinates can also cause a stuffy nose. You need to see an ENT doctor to make a diagnosis so proper treatment can be given to un-stuff your nose. Saline irrigations and the use of of over the counter nasal sprays for 3 days only may help in the meantime. ...Read more

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How can I cure a stuffy nose fast?

How can I cure a stuffy nose fast?

Decongestants: Afrin nasal spray wil symptomatically reverse a stuffy nose. Beware of using this more htan 3 days at a time, though as you can become dependent on it. ...Read more

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Why do I always have a stuffy nose?

Why do I always have a stuffy nose?

Many reasons.: You may have allergy symptoms, it is possibly a septal deviation, nasal polyps, infections, discharge from the sinuses. You should get checked by your physician and may be a referral to an ENT physician. ...Read more

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Does naprroxin cause a stuffy nose.

Does naprroxin cause a stuffy nose.

No: There are numerous potential adverse effects of nsaids, including naproxen. However, nasal congestion is not one of them. You may want to consider other causes for your symptom, such as a viral upper respiratory infection, especially during the winter time. ...Read more

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How to cure a stuffy nose overnight?

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

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What to do when I have a stuffy nose?

What to do when I have a stuffy nose?

Neti pots can : Educe 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. ...Read more

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Baby has stuffy nose with white snot?

Baby has stuffy nose with white snot?

Not uncommon: Try to suck out the snot with a bulb syringe. If the problem continues, see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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How can I cure a stuffy nose at home?

Decongestant: A topical decongestant such as neosynephrine (phenylephrine) or a decongestant pill such as pseudephedrine can both be purchased without a prescription. If its due to allergy an antihistamine such as Claritin is also available over the counter. ...Read more

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What can be used against stuffy nose?

What can be used against stuffy nose?

Stuffy nose: The best way to treat stuffy nose is to use nasal saline mist or rinse. It has no side efffects. Also, try a steam vaporiser in ur bedroom with liquid Vicks in the water. ...Read more

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How do I naturally cure a stuffy nose?

How do I naturally cure a stuffy nose?

Congestion: Saline nasal spray or gel moisturizes nasal passages & helps remove mucus as well as bacteria/viruses. If ambient air is dry, running a vaporizer will help loosen mucus. If sinuses ache or have pressure or ears feel "full", an otc decongestant like sudafed may help. (caution if you have high blood pressure; decongestants can raise it.) afrin spray ok for 2-3 days max (same about bp). ...Read more

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Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Nasal Congestion (Stuffiness) (Definition)

Nasal congestion (stuffiness) ...Read more