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My daughter is experiencing sneezing, nasal congestion, sudden attacks of crying and regurgitation of food or liquid.

My daughter is experiencing  sneezing, nasal congestion, sudden attacks of crying and regurgitation of food or liquid.

Congestion: Appears to be viral URI, possibly with gastrointestinal symptoms. Keep head elevated to prevent aspiration. Can use pediatric nasal decongestant drops. Keep hydrated. ...Read more

Dr. John McMahan
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What will dry up nasal congestion?

What will dry up nasal congestion?

Depends on cause.: A good thorough exam by an otolaryngologist should give you the answer. There are many causes of nasal obstruction:allergies, deviated septum, polyps, sinusitis, turbinate hypertrophy. Too many to get into in this format. You need to be evaluated by an ENT to figure this one out. ...Read more

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What can I buy for nasal congestion?

OTC?: A decongestant (something with a -d after )
however consider seeing your doctor if the problem has been present for some time. ...Read more

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What can I do about nasal congestion?

What can I do about nasal congestion?

Identify trigger: To determine the correct treatment, the cause of nasal congestion should be found. There is a wide range of triggers including allergies, deviated nasal septum, nasal polyps, chronic sinus infection, adenoid hypertrophy, medication side effects, etc. An allergist or ENT doctor can assist you by taking a thorough history and performing an exam and other tests as needed. ...Read more

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How can I treat severe nasal congestion?

How can I treat severe nasal congestion?

Congestion: 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 come I have constant nasal congestion?

How come I have constant nasal congestion?

Allergies: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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What can I to address my nasal congestion?

What can I to address my nasal congestion?

Find the cause: Nasal congestion may be the result of nasal allergy, deviated septum, rhino-sinusitis, nasal polyps and non-allergic rhinitis. As you say, to address your nasal congestion, you need to find the cause. Only then can logical and specific treatment be given. ...Read more

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What could cause nasal congestion at night?

What could cause nasal congestion at night?

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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Could nasal congestion in children be cured?

Could nasal congestion in children be cured?

Cure ?????: Since the nasal passages are lined with sensitive tissue, it can and will swell in response to respiratory irritants and a variety of infectious agents. Congestion is most noticeable when infants have a small head/nose/nasal passages and are not yet mouth breathing. This improves with head growth, but any child will have recurrent nasal congestion when conditions set it off. ...Read more

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Are there any remedies for nasal congestion?

Are there any remedies for nasal congestion?

Nasalcrom (cromolyn): Over the counter options include Nasalcrom nasal spray . Some people find neil med sinus rinses are helpful as well. Others find that Allegra d or zyrtec d pills can help. If these do not help see your doctor to get some prescription nose sprays ...Read more

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What can I do about chronic nasal congestion?

What can I do about chronic nasal congestion?

Get evaluated: Significant seasonal/perenial rhinitis can adversely affect quality of life, especially sleep which in turn can affect work performance and life-functions in general. Basic care such as nasal rinse/cleansing to reduce allergen build-up, good air/furnace filters, minimize pet danders. Nasal steroids are best, but you may need more than spray--antihistamine/decongestant. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Nasal congestion that wont stop?What can I do?

Nasal congestion that wont stop?What can I do?

Nasal congestion: There are so many causes of nasal congestion , you need to be examined by allergy /ent specialist to investigate and treat the cause of nasal congestion. ...Read more

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What are natural ways to help nasal congestion?

What are natural ways to help nasal congestion?

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 stop a nasal congestion?

What is the best way to stop a nasal congestion?

Nasal congestion: The best home remedy for nasal congestion is not to over zealously blow your nose. Instead use nasal saline rinse or mist and it helps decongest and also soothes it. You can also try over the counter decongestants, but if you have high blood pressure check wiht ur doctor first to know whcih is safest 4 u. ...Read more

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What can I do about my constant nasal congestion?

What can I do about my constant  nasal congestion?

One option: Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ΒΌ 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's the best OTC medicine for nasal congestion?

What's the best OTC medicine for nasal congestion?

Short term: Short term, a decongestant such as sudafed or afrin nasal spray will cause decongestion but caution for long term use as it will quit working. ...Read more

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Can blowing your too hard worsen nasal congestion?

Can blowing your too hard worsen nasal congestion?

Yes!: Blowing really hard can increase vascular congestion of the delicate tissues of the nose. In babies, over use of the bulb suction for nasal congestion and discharge can have a similar effect by repeated trauma of the nasal lining. ...Read more

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Children nasal congestion through night, what to do?

Nasal congestion: Try to determine cause (could be environmental or food related, or due to lack of appropriate humidity in your home environment). Can try saline nasal spray as needed or talk to pediatrician about other options if persists or if needs allergy testing. ...Read more

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Why might someone get nasal congestion when lying down?

Why might someone get nasal congestion when lying down?

Gravity: Gravity can play a role. Just to illustrate this, it is physiologically normal for even the dependent side of the nose to become more swollen than the other when lying on that side. The fact that is has crossed the threshold of become noticeable means that something is going on in there. Could be allergies, polyps or other conditions. ...Read more

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Can I relieve nasal congestion with a hot steamy shower?

Can I relieve nasal congestion with a hot steamy shower?

Absolutely.: A steamy shower works great to relieve nasal congestion. So does saline nasal irrigation (neti pot)! ...Read more

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What to do if you have nasal congestion? What's good otc?

What to do if you have nasal congestion?  What's good otc?

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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I have nasal congestion due to a cold, how can I get relief?

I have nasal congestion due to a cold, how can I get relief?

Nasal or oral: For simple nasal congestion after a cold, you can use: oxymetazoline nasal spray, over the counter oral decongestants, or a saline irrigation solution. If you have high blood pressure or other heart issues, the oral decongestant is not the best choice as it is a potential stimulant to the heart. Then the nasal spray might be the better choice. Personally i always recommend the topical solutions. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can I take to cure my nasal congestion?

Saline spray: Twice daily may help nicely!
almost no down side!
other decongestants, like neosynephrine (phenylephrine) or afrin work but may have rebound or side effects.
If allergies, treat the allergies. If a cold, it will, run the course as usual. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for nasal congestion that are safe?

Sinus rinse: Hypertonic saline sinus rinse. Ready made packets are available or you could make your own. Just make sure to use distilled or previously boiled water. ...Read more

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Why might someone get nasal congestion every time they lay down?

Why might someone get nasal congestion every time they lay down?

Normal: One's nose is meant to be a little congested. So assuming no medical issues that would cause nasal congestion, when one lays down typically the side of the nose that is closest to one's bed will congest and the side that is "up" will decongest. ...Read more

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I have a nasal congestion. What should I do to solve that problem?

Decongestant: Try decongestant. There are a number of safe products you can buy OTC. You can also try saline nasally to clear the congestion. ...Read more

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Which store bought medicine works best for nasal congestion in kids?

Nasal congestion : Stay away from nasal decongestants, they are not designed to help you or your friends. They cause rebound congestion in the nose and are addictive. I am always working in the office to wean someone off over the counter decongestants. They are bad news. Good luck! ...Read more

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My husband has a horrible nasal congestion. What could be the cause?

My husband has a horrible nasal congestion. What could be the cause?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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