... nose. any medicine?
Over-the-counter medicines may help relieve a stuffy nose and can make breathing more comfortable.
Decongestants shrink the blood vessels in the lining of the nose. These medicines only relieve stuffiness, not a runny nose or other symptoms. Decongestant nasal sprays and drops should not be used for more than 3 days, because after that time they can make the congestion worse.
Antihistamines may reduce the amount of mucus. Be careful, because some antihistamines make people drowsy.
These medicines do not treat the underlying condition. Many over-the-counter allergy and cold medicines contain multiple ingredients.
Medicines are not the only way to relieve a stuffy or runny nose. Often, gentler solutions are better. Try these steps to thin the mucus, which can help you breathe easier and get nasal secretions back to normal:
Use gentle saline nasal sprays.
Increase the humidity in the air with a vaporizer or humidifier.
Drink extra fluids. Hot tea, broth, or chicken soup may be especially helpful.
Congestion is often worse when you are lying down. Keep upright, or at least keep the head elevated.
Some stores sell adhesive strips that can be placed on the nose. These help widen the nostrils, making breathing easier.
If it gets worse, maybe you should talk or see a doc, take care, best wishes!
Another little trick An Old old ENT taught me was to put a small dab of vasoline on the tip up a Qtip at night before bed, & put in in as high as comforatale in each nostirl. Now take care to use a different one or end for each nostril as you could be spreading infection from one side to the other. I have found this works very well. Just my thoughts...
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