Stuffy Nose-Medicine For Treatment

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Stuffy Nose-Medicine For Treatment.

Stuffy nose happens as a result of the congestion of mucus in the nostrils or nasal passage. To help open a stuffy nose, often all that is needed is to sniff water with little salt in it. This helps to loosen the mucus.

A stuffy nose or runny nose can result from a cold or allergy. A lot of mucus in the nose may cause ear infections in children or sinus problems in adults.

 

TO HELP CLEAR A STUFFY NOSE, DO THE FOLLOWING :

  1. In little children, carefully suck the mucus out of the nose with a suction bulb or syringe without a needle.
  2. Older children and adults can put a little salt water into their hand and sniff it into the nose. This helps to loosen the mucus.
  3. Breathing hot water vapor as described, helps clear stuffy nose.
  4. Wipe a runny or stuffy nose, but do not blow it. Blowing the nose may lead to earache and sinus infections.
  5. People who often get earache or sinus trouble after a cold can help prevent these problems by using decongestant nose drops like phenylephrine or make nose drops with ephedrine tablets. After sniffing a little salt water, put the drops in the nose; following the directive below :
  • With the head sideways, put 2 or 3 drops in the lower nostril. Wait a couple of minutes and then do the other side.

CAUTION : Use decongestant drops no more than 3 times a day, and also for not more than 3 days.

NOTE : Prevent ear and sinus infections by trying not to blow your nose, just wipe it.

Occasionally, decongestant drops may be used, such as :

NOSE DROPS WITH EPHEDRINE OR PHENYLEPHRINE (Neo-Synephrine)

These may be used for stuffy or runny nose especially if the person has or often gets infection of the inner ear.

Dosage for decongestant nose drops

Put 1 or 2 drops in each nostril. Do this 4 times a day. Do not use for more than 3 days or make a habit of using these drops.

 

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