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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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Dr. Mark Loury
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Hello my 6 year old daughter constantly passes stinky gas like every 5/10 minutes apart why it's all day what can I do an she has stuffy nose why?

Hello my 6 year old daughter constantly passes stinky gas like every 5/10 minutes apart why it's all day what can I do an she has stuffy nose why?

Constipation: How long is this going on? Is she constipated? How often she moves her bowel? Is there stomach pain? If she is not having diarrhea, give her miralax: one capful in a big glass of water / juice or gatorade once or twice daily until she has good bowel movement. Stuffy nose may be cold/allergy related. If not better- see her pediatrician. ...Read more

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What can I do to sleep better with stuffy nose and sore throat?

What can I do to sleep better with stuffy nose and sore throat?

Body position: Sleeping with your head elevated keeps your nose from becoming more congested. Your sore throat can be helped with greater humidification of the room you are sleeping in and hydration of you. The best cure is time for your body to work through this likely viral process. ...Read more

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What can I do to get rid of a stuffy nose?

What can I do to get rid of a stuffy nose?

Allergies?: Get checked out by a doctor. Could be from allergies. This can usually be helped with medication. You may need allergy testing to help make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My 1 month old baby has a stuffy nose and wakes up a lot during the night because of it. What can I do to get rid of his stuffy nose?

My 1 month old baby has a stuffy nose and wakes up a lot during the night because of it. What can I do to get rid of his stuffy nose?

Humidity: A humidifier will help, as will using saline drops right in the nose to loosen the mucous. If someone is taking a shower, someone else sitting in bathroom in the steam from the shower is also helpful. Put the humidifier right next to the baby's crib. Putting it across the room doesn't do much good. ...Read more

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My 6mnth old son has a bad cold he's taking motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) what else can I do to relieve he's stuffy nose and cough and make him at ease?

My 6mnth old son has a bad cold he's taking motrin and tylenol (acetaminophen) what else can I do to relieve he's stuffy nose and cough and make him at ease?

Clear secretions: Clear his secretions with a bulb syringe. You can also try doing a steam treatment on him, by taking him into the bathroom, and turning the shower on as hot as you can make it go. Then let him breathe the steam. It can help loosen up his boogers. If not better, see your physician. ...Read more

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What to do for a stuffy nose every time you lay down?

What to do for a stuffy nose every time you lay down?

Lay on your side: If you lay on your side, the opposide side of the nose will oben. So if you lay on the left the right side opens and vice versa. This has to do with fluid shifts and normal lung reflex. ...Read more

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What to do for a stuffy nose if pregnant?

What to do for a stuffy nose if pregnant?

OTC meds OK: Provided you have an uncomplicated pregnancy (no issues with elevated bp, in particular), otc decongestants and antiallergy medications are thought to be safe if used in limited quantities. Large doses of decongestants can cause constriction of blood vessels, so i recommend use only sparingly. Other remedies include use of a warm mist humidifier or drinking warm liquids, such as decaf tea. ...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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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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