How do I get rid of my stuffy nose with OTC meds?

Stuffy nose wth otc. You can use saline drops and blow your nose , use steam and can take decongestants like sudafed and if it is due to allergy, you can take claritin, (loratadine) Allegra or zyrtec which are all over the counter.

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Stuffy nose and horse voice for over a month. No other symptoms. Tried all kinds of meds and can't make it go away. Please help me get rid of it.

Nasal congestion. Nasal congestion with the voice change in some cases could be secondary to swelling of nasopharyngeal mucosals, the lining of the nasal and throat cavity. The allergy or polyps could cause congestion. The E.N.T. doctor may examine the nose and throat to find the right diagnosis. . Read more...

How can I get rid of my stuffy nose?

Neti pots can . Reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ 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 A.M. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. Read more...

How do I get rid of a stuffy nose and ears?

Stuuffy nose &ear. Stuffy nose and ear can be due to allergies, in that case it will be recurrent or chronic and you need antihistamines and decongestants and consult an allergist.If it is acute and due to common cold then it will be self limiting, but to be comfortable and feel a little better you may use decongestants for couple of days. Read more...

Hello, I have been experiencing a blocked/stuffy nose (only on one nostril), but I do not feel sick. How do I get rid of this? Thank you, presh.

Depends. It depends on duration. If it is very recent then allergy or viral illness ( hopefully not a foreign body!) so suggest afrin for the next 3-4 days or oral decongestant. If it has been a long time then consider deviated septum, nasal polyp, nasal mass, enlarged turbinate. To, get rid of it depends on cause so would recommend ENT evaluation. Read more...

How do I get rid of stuffy nose, facial pain and vomit without any medication?

Depends. Depends why you have those symptoms. They can happen due to very different reasons, some will need medications to get rid of them and some won't. But you need someone to make the right diagnosis to be able to make right treatment decision, and it is hard to make a diagnosis based on such limited info, and without physical exam. Read more...
Flu symptoms?? There are numerous ways to get the symptoms you are describing--see your doctor for a proper diagnosis. Once diagnosed, palliative measures for the stuffy nose and facial pain (from sinus pressure?) are steam, nasal rinses (look up neilmed) and warm compresses. Don't forget: sleep, get plenty of it to strengthen your body's natural immune system. Read more...
Depends. Sometimes the symptoms can self-resolve and other times medications may be necessary. Getting a thorough examination is important. Read more...
Depends. Depends on duration of symptoms. Sounds like a cold, perhaps sinusitis. A cold will resolve over 7-10 days. if sinus infection, may need antibiotics. Sometimes medication necessary. Read more...
Seasonal flu. is very common viral infection. Usually the condition resolves on its own with home care. Drink water and get a good rest. NSAIDs (e.g. Aleve, Advil) or Tylenol (acetaminophen) are also recommended every 6 hours. If they continue for more than 10-12 days, you may visit your PCP. Read more...

Hi I've had a sore throat and stuffy nose for about 3 days now. How do I get rid of it?

Pelargonium sidoides. This is likely viral.Pelargonium sidoides, the root of a geranium native to South Africa, is the best-proven treatment for colds, sinusitis & bronchitis. It's the first thing I take when getting sick & has helped hundreds of my patients. It's widely available in a product called Umcka, sold at health food stores & many pharmacies. See http://tinyurl.com/q9gv8nl Zinc lozenges may also help. Read more...