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I get a slight stuffy nose when swimming but can be blowen out easily, and get itchy skin after a week maybe if I don't lotion. Chlorine allergy?

I get a slight stuffy nose when swimming but can be blowen out easily, and get itchy skin after a week maybe if I don't lotion. Chlorine allergy?

Chlorine irritation: Chlorine is irritating to the parts of our bodies, and can depend on how sensitive our living tissues are to the chemical, and how high the concentration of chlorine is. A true allergy to chlorine refers to reactions of chlorine with our immune systems (think of hay fever, dust allergy, food allergy). One can try allergy meds, but they may not help much if chlorine is directly irritating tissues. ...Read more

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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

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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 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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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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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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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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Need good ways to clear a stuffy nose?

Need good ways to clear a 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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What are some remedies for a stuffy nose?

What are some remedies for a stuffy nose?

Start simple: First start with a pure antihistamine to see if allergy may be playing a role. Zyrtec, Claritin or alavert are otc and worth trying. If after a few days there is no improvement then try a decongestant as well. If after a few days you are still blocked you should see your family doctor for a prescription nasal spray either a steroid or an antihistamine. If that doesn't help you need to see an ent. ...Read more

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What to do if I have severe 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 a.m. You can consider brief use of afrin ( ...Read more

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Nothing solves my stuffy nose, please help?

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

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What is the best way to cure a stuffy nose?

What is the best way to cure a stuffy nose?

Many treatments: Stuffy nose from allergy or cold can be treated with steroid or antihistamine nasal sprays, decongestant/ antihistamine pills. Surgical treatment for severe deviation of septum, nasal polypectomy, ablation of hypertrophic turbinates if medical treatment fails. See an ENT doctor if your nasal congestion fails to respond to medical treatment. ...Read more

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Which medicine is the best for stuffy nose?

Which medicine is the best for stuffy nose?

Decongestants: Saline irrigations are very helpful, but nasal steroid sprays or otc decongestants will reduce the symptoms of nasal congestion. ...Read more

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What medicine works best for a stuffy nose?

Pseudoephedrine: Pseudoephedrine is the most effective nasal decongestant. It's available in most areas without a prescription from behind the pharmacy counter. Ask your pharmacist. You have to be 18 or over in most us states and show id because people make methamphetamines out of it, but in my opinion it works better than otc phenylephrine. ...Read more

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What is the best medication for stuffy nose?

What is the best medication for stuffy nose?

Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve a stuffy nose?

Stuffy nose: Saline nasal spray/gel can help flush mucus & germs out. Netti pot using distilled or sterile boiled water can irrigate nose & sinuses to relieve congestion. If sinus passages are swollen (symptoms are pain & sinus pressure, headache) decongestant like sudafed (otc) can shrink membranes to allow drainage & relief. Nsaids can relieve pain & inflammation. ...Read more

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How would you recommend I cure my stuffy nose?

Nasal congestion: 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. Decongestants can also be of benefit. ...Read more

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I really don't like having a stuffy nose, can someone help?

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

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Congestion/stuffy nose and mild couphing?

Congestion/stuffy nose and mild couphing?

Viral uri: These symptoms are consistent with a viral upper respiratory tract infection which usually runs its course in several days and doesn't require specific treatment. If you develop fever or worsening cough or prolonged sinus congestion, see your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Does wearing earplugs give you a stuffy nose?

No: Wearing earplugs should not result in nasal congestion. ...Read more

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How can a stuffy nose be treated in an infant?

How can a stuffy nose be treated in an infant?

Nasal saline: Liberal use of nasal saline wash or spray can help an infant thin out their nasal secretions & increase the effective size of their airway. Suction may or may not retrieve the excess & it's ok if it drains into the stomach. It can be used as often as needed. Also make an attempt to remove any aggravating odors or fumes from babies space. Smoke or perfumes can be hard on baby. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose and scabs, how should I treat this?

See family doctor: See your family doctor to find out if there may be an infection (particularly staph aureus) and give you something to relieve your nasal obstruction. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a stuffy nose?

How to get rid of a 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. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a stuffy nose?

How to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Time...Phenylephrine: Or if you don't have patience consider Oxymetazoline one to two sprays per nostril. :) ...Read more

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Stuffy nose and fever for two days?

Stuffy nose and fever for two days?

URI: It is probabely a viral Upper Respiratory Infection. We don't know how high your temlerature is. You can take over the counter Tylenol for fever and drink plenty fluids and rest. If temp continues to be high, then consult your doctor. Most of these URIs are self limiting and only require supportive care.But if the temperature is very high and it persists then there is possibility of some thing else ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a 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 a.m. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a stuffy nose?

How do you get rid of a stuffy nose?

Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my stuffy nose?

How can I get rid of 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 A.M. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more

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Best way to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Depends: How best to treat a stuffy nose depends on cause. Saline spray or irrigations tends to help for most causes. Please see your primary for evaluation and more specific treatment recommendations. ...Read more

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How can you get rid of a stuffy nose?

Diagnosis: A stuffy nose may be caused by a variety of conditions. These include nasal allergy, viral infection, sinusitis, nasal polyps and the over use of otc nasal sprays and enlargement of the turbinates. Obviously, you need to know the cause of your nasal stuffiness, before you can get rid of it. See and ENT doctor for an appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose can't breathe out my nose?

Stuffy nose can't breathe out my nose?

Decongestants: For nasal stuffiness due to a cold or other virus, lasting less than 5 to 7 days, you can use oral or topical decongestants such as sudafed or afrin. If it lasts longer it could be another problem like a sinus infection or allergy, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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

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