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How do you unclog you nose when it is totally clogged up all ways- too cloged for nose spray to go up?
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Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Afrin (oxymetazoline)
Topical nasal decongestants are the best way to open a nasal cavity.
Unfortunately, if these otc products are used more than 2 or three days in a row, you will experience "rebound" in which the nose swells closed when the medication is not present in the nose. This form of nasal addiction is called "rhinitis medicomentosa". The cure is stopping nasal decongestant use.

In brief: Afrin (oxymetazoline)
Topical nasal decongestants are the best way to open a nasal cavity.
Unfortunately, if these otc products are used more than 2 or three days in a row, you will experience "rebound" in which the nose swells closed when the medication is not present in the nose. This form of nasal addiction is called "rhinitis medicomentosa". The cure is stopping nasal decongestant use.
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
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Dr. Arthur Heller
Rhinitis medicamentosa is sometimes treated with nasal steroid sprays.
Dr. Brian Novick
If this problem recurs, then see an allergist to help determine the cause.
Dr. Stuart Rhein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Consider Sudafed
An oral medication such as sudafed (pseudo ephedrine) is a nasal decongestant but should not be used if you have high blood pressure or an overactive thyroid.

In brief: Consider Sudafed
An oral medication such as sudafed (pseudo ephedrine) is a nasal decongestant but should not be used if you have high blood pressure or an overactive thyroid.
Dr. Stuart Rhein
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