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Nasal Congestion. How to Clear Nasal Congestion?

Nasal Congestion Istanbul Turkey, How to Clear Nasal Congestion?

Nasal congestion is when the nasal tissues and blood vessels swell from excess fluid, causing a feeling of blockage. Nasal congestion can be caused by a cold, flu, allergies to dust, pollen or pet debris, or a reaction to irritants such as tobacco smoke. Some people have chronic nasal congestion, non-allergic rhinitis, for no apparent reason. Nasal congestion may be accompanied by a runny nose.

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Nasal congestion may only cause discomfort for older children and adults, but it can cause serious problems for babies who are breastfeeding and have breathing difficulties.

What are the causes of nasal congestion?

  • Acute sinusitis
  • Septum deviation
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Deviated septum
  • DiGeorgesyndrome
  • Non-allergic rhinitis
  • Cluster headache
  • Hay fever
  • Flu, cold (viral rhinitis)
  • Thyroid problems
  • Asthma and occupational asthma
  • Wegenergranulomatosis (a type of vasculitis/vasculitis)
  • RS virus infection
  • Nasal polyps
  • Hormonal changes
  • Cold weather and colds
  • Drug addiction
  • Overuse of nasal decongestant sprays
  • Dry air
  • Allergies (dust mite allergy, food allergy, milk allergy, mold allergy, peanut allergy, wheat allergy, pet allergy, soy allergy, shellfish allergy, tobacco smoke, perfume, latex allergy, spicy food)
  • Foreign body in the nose
  • Medicines
  • Pregnancy
  • Stress

What are the situations in which a doctor should be consulted?

A stuffy or runny nose is usually just annoying, but it can be a symptom of a more serious problem and can have serious consequences in children. In the following cases, you should definitely see an ear, nose and throat doctor:

  • Your allergy lasts longer than 10 days.
  • High fever, especially for more than three days.
  • Your nasal discharge is green, accompanied by sinus pain or fever. This can be a sign of a bacterial infection.
  • You have asthma or emphysema or are taking medicines that suppress the immune system.
  • Blood in your nasal discharge or a persistent clear discharge after a head injury.
  • Respiratory arrest during sleep

In the following cases, consult a pediatrician:

  • Your child is less than 2 months old and has a fever.
  • Your baby's runny or stuffy nose is causing breastfeeding difficulties or making breathing difficult.
  • Respiratory arrest during sleep

What can you do until you see a doctor?

If you have a persistent runny nose, watery discharge, especially when accompanied by sneezing and itchy or watery eyes, your symptoms may be caused by allergies. Allergy medication may help.

For babies and toddlers, use a soft rubber suction pump to gently remove any discharge.

Avoid common irritants such as cigarette smoke and sudden changes in temperature.

Drink plenty of water.

Use a moisturizer.

Try saline nasal sprays or nasal irrigation with ocean water.