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Stuffy Nose Leading To Glaucoma
Had sex leading up2 ovulation day&on it. A wk later cramps&headaches off &on, gas,fatigue, stuffy nose, middle swings. Chances of being pregnant?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've had a runny/stuffy nose for about three months now. do i need to be concerned? do i need to go on medication?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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