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What is the best way to decongest my nose?

What is the best way to decongest my nose?

Caution: Afrin (oxymetazoline): One of the most powerful topical nasal decongestants is oxymetazoline, the active ingredient in afrin. It is extremely effective at relieving severe nasal congestion in thr setting of a cold or allergy attack.

It should not be used for more than 3 days because of the tolerance effect known as tachyphylaxis, which is a form of dependency that leads to deleterious changes in the nasal lining. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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How is the best way to clear a clogged nose?

How is the best way to clear a clogged nose?

Blow it: If that fails try saline nasal spray. If no luck antihistamines or over the counter nasalcrom. If all of those fail see an ENT or allergist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure nose itches.

What is the best way to cure nose itches.

I assume: The itch is inside in which case an OTC (Over the Counter) cortisone containing nasal spray may be worth a trial!
Ask your pharmacist for a recommendation

Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure a stuffy nose?

What is the best way to cure a stuffy nose?

Many treatments: Stuffy nose from allergy or cold can be treated with steroid or antihistamine nasal sprays, decongestant/ antihistamine pills. Surgical treatment for severe deviation of septum, nasal polypectomy, ablation of hypertrophic turbinates if medical treatment fails. See an ENT doctor if your nasal congestion fails to respond to medical treatment. ...Read more

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What is the best way to clear a blocked nose?

What is the best way to clear a blocked nose?

Topical decongestant: If there is no reason to avoid decongestants, you can use afrin over the counter nasal spray to relieve nasal congestion if it does not clear or remain clear, you need to be examined by an otolaryngologist. There are several causes of nasal blockage, and you may not be aware of an underlying condition. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve a stuffy nose?

What is the best way to relieve a stuffy nose?

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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What is the best way to handle cuts in the nose?

What is the best way to handle cuts in the nose?

Bacitracin ointment: You most likely have a folliculitis which is an infection of the hair follicles inside your nose. This hurts a lot and bleeds from time to time. Bacitracin or polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment put inside your nose with a clean finger (not a qtip) 4 to 5 times a day can help a lot. If it does not clear within 10 days you need to see an ENT doctor. Stay away from neosporin or neomycin as this med can irritate. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure blackheads on nose?

What is the best way to cure blackheads on nose?

Wash face w a: Gentle cleanser 2x/ day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (to include black heads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands).Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Can use otc products (containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist & discuss possible use of a comedone extractor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure blackheads on your nose?

Wash face w a: Gentle cleanser 2x/ day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (to include black heads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands).Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Can use otc products (containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist & discuss possible use of a comedone extractor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure a very irritated nose in a child after a cold?

What is the best way to cure a very irritated nose in a child after a cold?

Try This: Try putting vaseline in the area 3-4 times per day. Occasionally there may be a secondary infection, so try triple antibiotic.If no better check with your pediatrician. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure blackheads on my nose?

What is the best way to cure blackheads on my nose?

Wash face w a: Gentle cleanser 2x/ day. Use oil free products on face. Avoid heavy foundations. Don't squeeze pimples (to include black heads). Avoid touching face (i.e., cradling chin in hands).Remove makeup before bed. Shower after stenous exercise. Can use otc products (containing salicylic acid or benzoyl peroxide). If > than mild acne see dermatologist & discuss possible use of a comedone extractor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop a bloody nose?

What is the best way to stop a bloody nose?

Pressure and Time: Holding pressure on the nose for an extended period of time will stop most bloody noses. In rare circumstances this will not work and you may need a more invasive fix. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure blackheads on my nose and chin?

Skin products: There are a variety of skin care treatments including facials that can relieve the problem areas. Consider a dermatologist or facial plastic surgeon for advice on skin care products. ...Read more

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The skin under my nose peeling and burning, what is the best way to treat this?

The skin under my nose peeling and burning, what is the best way to treat this?

Moisturizing lotions: I like water-based moisturizing lotions. My favorites are dml lotion and dml forte cream. These are water based, and don't have any fragrances or colorings that could cause skin irritations.

http://www. Personandcovey. Com/productdetail. Asp? Productid=19. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of blackheads on your nose?

What is the best way to get rid of blackheads on your nose?

Blackheads and acne: Acne is due to hormone induced changes in skin follicles/increased sebum production compounded by p. Acnes in the follicles & inflammation. Increased keratin in follicles mixed w/sebum results in comedo's or blackheads wh/create environment for acne. Topical retinoids & benzoyl peroxide are most effective for comedo's. Otc in low concentrations. Use faithfully twice daily if no effect need a doc. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop a runny nose?

What is the best way to stop a runny nose?

Identify the trigger: While there are many causes for runny nose, persistent runny nose with itching, sneezing, congestion, may be due to allergies. While there are many antihistamines and nasal sprays available to treat allergies, it is prudent to identify the trigger. If there is a way to avoid the trigger, that could result in less medication and less symptoms. See an allergist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop a runny nose?

What is the best way to stop a runny nose?

If it's allergies: Try an otc antihistamine like Cetirizine or fexofenadine. If they don't work, try a prescription nasal steroid spray- fluticasone is generic- or a prescription antihistamine nasal spray- no generics. If that's not working, see an allergist. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of a blocked nose?

Decongestants: A decongestant will help with stuffy or blocked nose. Pseudoephedrine (sudafed) is the best oral deconestant (have to sign for it at the pharmacy). Topical decongestants (nasal sprays) such as oxymetazoline (afrin) are also very helpful - and quick, but be careful not to use too often (only twice daily, and only for a few days at a time) as rebound congestion could occur. Saline nasal spray help. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop a runny nose if it is from a cold?

What is the best way to stop a runny nose if it is from a cold?

Runny nose: If you don't have issues with heart disease or high blood pressure you can try an over the country nasal decongestant as directed on the package. ...Read more

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What is the best way to help a 8 month old with stuffy nose and cough?

Tlc: Bulb syringe and Normal Saline nose drops as needed to unplug the nose. A humidifier to help your baby sleep better. ...Read more

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My baby has a stuffy nose and coughing alot. What is the best way to ease his congestion?

My baby has a stuffy nose and coughing alot. What is the best way to ease his congestion?

Avoid irritants: Congestion is a normal response of the airway to inhaled dust, fumes, dry heat, pollen, etc. As well as infection. Airway mucous traps debris particles and works to remove them. Vaporizers help thin heavy mucous in some. Avoid cleaning products with heavy odors, perfumes, and smoke and change AC filters often. A particle filter for babys room may also help. Medications seldom help. ...Read more

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I have five stitches in the nose 48 hours ago. What is the best way to have good healing.

I have five stitches in the nose 48 hours ago. What is the best way to have good healing.

Keep in clean: At 48 hrs it can be washed with mild soap followed by removal of the crusting with peroxide diluted 1:1with water followed by Bacitracin ointment tid. Make sure the sutures are out in 5-6 days and then apply vitamin e, mederma, or scarfade nightly for a month. For the next few months make sure there is sunscreen on it as it will be sensitive to sunburn. ...Read more

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My nose is often red, is this an allergic reaction to something? And what is the best way to check what I'm allergic to?

My nose is often red, is this an allergic reaction to something? And what is the best way to check what I'm allergic to?

See Allergist: If you are concerned about sensitivities to indoor or seasonal allergens would recommend seeing an allergy specialist to further evaluate your allergies. They can perform a detailed allergy history as well as skin testing or serum testing for allergies if indicated. ...Read more

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I have eczema on my nose what is the best way to get rid of this. Have been received codron but it's expensive.?

I have eczema on my nose what is the best way to get rid of this. Have been received codron but it's expensive.?

Eczema: Best way to treat eczema is with a topical steroid cream most of which are by prescription. Over-the-counter hydrocortisone may help but it is likely that you will need something more potent as prescribed by your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of phlegm and a stuffy nose?

Blow your nose.: The best way to get rid of this is to blow your nose and get it out. Sometimes your nose can be swollen from the flu, so nasal decongestants and cough medicine may be needed. Allergies can cause this, like hay-fever in the spring and summer, so a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) might help. All these things help depending on why your nose is stuffed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of face acne especiallly nose acne?

What is the best way to get rid of face acne especiallly nose acne?

See below: Please consult this site for effective home care for acne.
Do not pop the acne as that leaves worse scars.
http://www. Webmd. Com/skin-problems-and-treatments/acne/acne-vulgaris-home-treatment ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure a dry nose without getting a major acne breakout?

What is the best way to cure a dry nose without getting a major acne breakout?

Non-comedogenic crm: If your nose is dry and flaking, then use a non-comedogenic moisturizer designed specifically for the face. However, often what people believe to be "dry" skin on and around the nose is in fact "oily" scale from a different condition called seborrheic dermatitis. Try some head & shoulders shampoo as a face wash a couple times a week and see if the flaking resolves. Otherwise, see your doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best way to get rid of blackheads on my nose with out going to a dermatology?

What is the best way to get rid of blackheads on my nose with out going to a dermatology?

A few options: For over the counter methods try using products that have benzoyl peroxide, salicylic acid, alcohol, and acetone. For prescription treatments you may be prescribed antibiotics, retinoids or vitamin a derivatives, azelaic acid, oral contraceptives, or spironolactone. Always ask a dermatologist about the possible affects and the risks vs benefits of each treatment. Make sure it's best for you. ...Read more