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What is the best allergy medicine for nasal congestion?

What is the best allergy medicine for nasal congestion?

Pseudoephedrine: Decongestants work best for nasal congestion, and there is only one over the counter medication that works well for this problem, and that is pseudoephedrine. This medication is only available by asking the pharmacist. Nasal steroid sprays are the most effective medication for childhood allergies, in children over the age of 2, when medications are needed on a regular basis. ...Read more

Dr. John McMahan
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Congested Nose (Definition)

Many people think that a nose gets congested (stuffy) from too much thick mucus. However, in most cases, the nose becomes congested when the tissues lining it become swollen. The swelling is due to inflamed blood vessels. Newborn infants must breathe through the nose. Nasal congestion in an infant's first few months of life can interfere with nursing, and in rare cases can cause serious breathing problems. Nasal congestion in older children and adolescents is usually just an annoyance, but it can cause other difficulties. A stuffy nose is usually caused by ...Read more

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What is the best natural medicine for allergies, specifically nasal congestion?

What is the best natural medicine for allergies, specifically nasal congestion?

Nasal Saline: The safest and in many cases, effective, is nasal irrigation with saline, available in any store. You can also add a nasal lubricant; there are many brands, my favorite are Rhinaris and Nasogel. If these are effective, great. If not, my suggestion would be to try OTC medications, most of which are safe and effective.Not nasal decongestants. ...Read more

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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Begin with compression at the front of the nose
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Consider a gentle packing of the nose
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If continuous or frequent, seek emergency help
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What is the best natural medicine for allergies, specifically nasal congestion?

What is the best natural medicine for allergies, specifically nasal congestion?

Nasal saline: Nasal saline is a mild decongestant that can be used if one is adverse to using medications. ...Read more

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Best allergy medicine for nasal congestion?

Best allergy medicine for nasal congestion?

Nasal steroid spray: The most effective treatment for the nasal congestion associated with allergies is topical nasal steroid sprays. These include qnasl, zetonna, flonase, nasonex, veramyst, rhinocort, etc. These are safe and effective. ...Read more

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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Sit upright
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Pinch nose
15 Min, Once for 1 day
Use a nasal decongestant
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What is best natural solution/medicine for allergies , symptoms : nasal congestion?

What is best natural solution/medicine for allergies , symptoms : nasal congestion?

Saline: Saline nasal spray or rinses can help with allergy symptoms. Otherwise there are numerous medicines that are safe and effective. ...Read more

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What are some ways to help nasal congestion not caused by allergies?

What are some ways to help nasal congestion not caused by allergies?

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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Treating a Nose Bleed (Checklist)

Elevate the head
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Apply pressure to the bleeding area
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Use a cool mist humidifier daily in winter for prevention
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Is inflamation the only cause of constant nasal congestion? Outside of allergies both food and other... I have horrible nasal congestion every day.

Is inflamation the only cause of 
constant nasal congestion?  Outside
of allergies both food and other...
I have horrible nasal congestion
 every day.

Vasomotor, pregnancy: Please see this site for information on this topic. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003049.htm. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more

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Hypersensitivity (Definition)

Hypersensitivity is a clinical term in which a normally tolerable trigger results in a larger than expected response. Examples include emotional responses to social situations, or sunburn from average amounts of sunlight that normally do ...Read more

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