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My two year old has a phlegm cough and has nasal congestion what's the best thing I should do?

My two year old has a phlegm cough and has nasal congestion what's the best thing I should do?

All stuffed up!: First, I am a huge believer in usuing nasal saline drops (salt water). Try putting a drop in your child's nose every 3 hours. You can also put a litlle neosporing at the opening of each nare. Have your child drink as much fluids as possible and dilute the milk with water as necessary. If your child's symptoms worsen or fever develops, you should visit with your pediatrician. ...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'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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What is the best way to clear toddler nasal congestion?

What is the best way to clear toddler nasal congestion?

Suction: If the nose is congested and full of mucous the best way to clear the nasal passages of a toddler who cannot blow the nose is to use a suction bulb. Spraying the nostrils with an OTC nasal saline and then using the suction bulb works best. There will be a protest, but "just suck it up"! ...Read more

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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

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Is a air purifier the best option for a child that has nasal congestion?

Is a air purifier the best option for a child that has nasal congestion?

Not that effective: Studies have shown that air cleaner has limited ability to remove allergens one is exposed to although I have recommended it for patient's bedroom if they have an allergy to their pets and are unwilling to get rid of them.
See an allergist. ...Read more

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What's the best nasal congestion quick cure (no vasoconstrictor drops please)?

What's the best nasal congestion quick cure (no vasoconstrictor drops please)?

Saline: First thing to try would be a saline spray. If you have excessive drainage from the nose you can use a hypertonic saline. Available otc with few side effects. ...Read more

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My baby is 6 weeks has nasal congestion. What is the best treatment, and is it something to worry about?

My baby is 6 weeks has nasal congestion. What is the best treatment, and is it something to worry about?

Saline nose drops: Saline nose drops followed by nasal suction with a bulb syringe is the best approach for infants. Persistent symptoms may indicate an infection. Nasal allergies are less common in this age group. ...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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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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What's the best OTC medication for nasal congestion due to sinusitis infection?

What's the best OTC medication for nasal congestion due to sinusitis infection?

Just the opposite: Sinusitis or inflammation of the paranasal sinuses (there are 4 paired sinuses) does not cause nasal congestion. The opposite is true. That is, nasal congestion leads to sinus inflammation. It is true that they very often occur together, but the nasal congestion is the first event. Otc treatment may include saline (salt water) irrigations of the nose, a netti-pot and a decongestant. ...Read more

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Bad cough itchy throat chest congestion nasal congestion what over-the-counter medicine is best to take?

Bad cough itchy throat chest congestion nasal congestion what over-the-counter medicine is best to take?

OTC meds: Medications like Guaifenesin which could be found in Robitussin or Mucinex (guaifenesin) can be helpful. Also for nasal stuffiness you could try afrin nasal spray one spray in each nostril twice a day. Please only take for three days as there's a high risk of rebound rhinitis if you take for longer than three days. ...Read more

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I seem to have a cold and am losing my voice, what's the best tx for this? Sx are mild nasal congestion, sore throat, very mild/occasional cough

I seem to have a cold and am losing my voice, what's the best tx for this? Sx are mild nasal congestion, sore throat, very mild/occasional cough

Symptomatic therapy: Hoarseness due to laryngitis is common with viral upper respiratory infections, like the common cold, and should return to normal after a few days. Meanwhile, simple measures with warm, soothing liquids and menthol throat lozenges may help. Zinc lozenges may also help as well as non-prescription cold remedies that target your symptoms (nasal congestion, cough). ...Read more

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My upper respiratory symptoms are runny nose 24 hour, mild cough, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, stuffy nose. So kindly tell me the best medicine?

My upper respiratory symptoms are runny nose 24 hour, mild cough, shortness of breath, nasal congestion, stuffy nose. So kindly tell me the best medicine?

See below: You have a cold. I recommend an over the counter decongestant either phenylephrine nose drops or spray or pseudephedrine tablets (the ones locked up behind the counter). Use them for only 3-4 days to avoid rebound phenomenon. You could also take tylenol (acetaminophen) for pain relief and throat lozenges if sore throat. Take Robitussin-DM for cough. Keep yourself well hydrated and you should get better soon. ...Read more

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What is the percentage of women that suffer from nasal congestion during pregnancy? What is safe to take? Any thing at home I can do to help?

What is the percentage of women that suffer from nasal congestion during pregnancy? What is safe to take? Any thing at home I can do to help?

Very Common: Nasal congestion is very common in pregnancy. Antihistamines, cromolyn sodium, beclomethasone are a few medications that have been studied and not shown to definitely cause harm to the fetus. However, the medications must be used with caution and weighed against risk to the fetus. Here is a good article to review.
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmed/16048356. ...Read more

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What medication would be ok to take for nasal congestion while on 13mcg tirosint?

What medication would be ok to take for nasal congestion while on 13mcg tirosint?

Treat your allergy: The dose of thyroid medication you are on does not limit medications for your nose. Start with irrigating your nose with saline. If your nose is acutely congested, you can use a nasal decongestant such as oxymetazloline (Afrin) for 3-4 days. You need to use a nasal steroid for the long haul. OTC Nasacort (triamcinolone) is available, all others are by prescription. Again, no nasal decongestant beyond 4-5 days. ...Read more

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What over the counter medicine can I take for nasal congestion but I do have high blood pressure.

What over the counter medicine can I take for nasal congestion but I do have high blood pressure.

Nasal steroids: And nasal irrigation with normal saline spray or mist. Nasal steroids available are:Nasacort Allergy 24HR Nasal Allergy Spray - 60 Sprays, Flonase Allergy Relief Nasal Spray, 0.54 fl oz, (Pack of 2) or Relief Nasal Allergy Spray - 120 Count
$18.99 ($13-19) ...Read more

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I take atenolol for high BP, what can I take for nasal congestion for sinuses that is ok for bp. I'm stopped up then runny.

I take atenolol for high BP, what can I take for nasal congestion for sinuses that is ok for bp. I'm stopped up then runny.

Nasal steroid: Since decongestant increased your BP and would likely be less effective when you are on atenolol, nasal steroid would be your best bet. Nasal antihistamine is another good choice. See doctor. ...Read more

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What can I take for nasal congestion and cough when taking meds for heart disease I caught a col and do not know what I am safe to take

What can I take for nasal congestion and cough when taking meds for heart disease I caught a col and do not know what I am safe to take

Coricidin: It's an over-the-counter cold ; flu symptom- relief medication that does not contain decongestant. Decongestant is found in other cold ; flu remedies, and it can cause blood pressure to go high which may cause more pressure on the heart. Hope it helps! ...Read more

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