"Stuffy" nose

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  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    Anybody know how to clear the nose/ nasal 'canals' properly?

    I feel like my nose is constantly "stuffy" but when i try to "blow it out" nothing comes out. It feels almost like it's permanently grown in there or something lol. And it kind of feels like less air gets through too as well as a more nasal voice.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Is this a cold, or a chronic condition?

    If it's the former, you can try some medicines such as Afrin or Sudafed; if it's the latter, consult your doctor, a respiratory specialist, or ENT.
     
  3. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Not cold, chronic.

    Any other solutions before doctors?
     
  4. waiwai macrumors regular

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    sniff on some vicks vapor rub... sniffing that stuff totally relieves my sinus :D
     
  5. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    Do you have your adenoids ?

    when is becomes enlarged it can make it feel like your nose constantly stuffy and need to blow it , irritating.

    also are you talking about stuffiness in back of nose near throat? or more up and inside around eye level?
     
  6. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    No, you should see a doctor. Good luck, I hope you're able to find a solution.
     
  7. mgguy macrumors 6502

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    You may want to try a nasal rinse with saltwater to clear out mucus and reduce swelling. Do twice a day 8oz each nostril. Neil's Med has both bottle and nettie pot as you prefer. You will feel great unless you have a nasal obstruction like a polop.
     
  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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    I know it's stuffy noses aren't caused by them there tubes being full of snot but I find making myself sneeze (looking at something bright does it for me) and closing the okay nostril helps me.
     
  9. erickkoch macrumors 6502a

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    Yup, I agree. I hate doing it, it's messy and makes me feel like I'm drowning putting salt water up my nose but I have to admit it does work.
    Takes practice though.
     
  10. yojitani macrumors 68000

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    You might try NeilMed nasal irrigation. It's not as messy or as uncomfortable as putting salt water up your nose, but is more or less the same principle.

    You should see a doctor if it persists. It could be a deviated septum or something not treatable with OTC meds.
     
  11. Str8edgepunker macrumors 6502

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    If you get clogged up often, I'd go get tested for allergies and I'd see an ENT as well.
     
  12. mgguy macrumors 6502

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    NeilMed DOES put salt up your nose, as their rinse ingredients are salt and baking soda. And its not messy or uncomfortable. And it doesn't take a while to learn or to get used to. The first time I did it, it worked amazingly and felt great. I wondered why I hadn't discovered it earlier. If you try this, you will never give it up, believe me. Even if you don't have sinus problems, it keeps you clean and makes you breathe easier.
     
  13. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Which is exactly the case here: chronic congestion. In this instance, there's no substitute for seeing a doctor.
     
  14. Stepper macrumors regular

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    Yh, I've had exactly the same problem for like 3 months now. I've been meaning to go and see the doctor but I just can't find enough time...I have a feeling that it's being causded by the A/C in my office...when I'm outside then it doesn't get stuffy :confused:
     
  15. ashley11 macrumors newbie

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    try vicks vapor rub or get a steam water snuff..i dono how to explain it...but it will cure for sure..[​IMG]
     
  16. EricNau Moderator emeritus

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    Vick's VapoRub is an irritant, and can increase mucus production.
     
  17. adk macrumors 68000

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