Many ways. U can take an antihistamine pill by mouth, a decongestant, or prescription nasal spray. I will be very careful with otc nasal sprays. They frequently has topical decongestant, which can cause rebound congestion after abrupt stopping after using it for a while, hence "addiction".
Depends on cause. The nose can be congested from allergy, medications, polyps, and structural problems. Nasal steroids and antihistamine/decongestant preparations can help with allergy, nasal steroids sometimes reduce polyps. If it is structural such as a deviated septum, large turbinates, or polyps then surgery is often beneficial. Suggest seeing an ENT physician for a comprehensive evaluation.
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,
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.
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 morning. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down.
Nose block. Breathe right nasal strips from local pharmacy.
Oxymetazoline. Otc nose sprays containing oxymetazoline or neosynephrine (phenylephrine) are great at decongesting your nose in a hurry, without a lot of side effects in the short term. It can dry and irritate your nose after a few days. If used longer than 3 to 5 days it can have a rebound effect, where your nasal lining swells more than it was in the first place. So only use for 3 to five days.
First, diagnosis. A blocked nose may be related to a number of nasal disorders and depending on the cause may lead to a number of different treatments. Viral infection, hypertrophy of the inferior turbinates, nasal polyps, deviated septum, mass in the nose. Therefore, it is obvious that the treatment follows the appropriate diagnosis. See your ENT doc before treating yourself.
Get afrin!! If for 1 or 2 times get afrin (oxymetazoline) is not my favorite but will unplugged your nose right away & quick. Do not usue daily will cause a rebound of symptoms (more n& exaggerated symptoms) & will not stop. Otherwiswe I have found that the use of azelastine help a lot & will improved your problem long lasting.
Depends. Depends on cause. Your ENT can better evaluate, but allergy is a common cause. Consider some allergy medicine to see if it improves. Don't use and get addicted to afrin (oxymetazoline) type otc sprays.