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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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What is the fastest way to cure cold without taking any decongestants?

Hi, I have a cold and flew today from NYC to SFO; all the stuffiness went in to my ears! They are blocked now. I tried taking a decongestant; using my neti pot (which cleared my sinuses but not my ears), and sitting by a humidifier. I m trying not to take more decongestants, as they make me agitated. What else could I try?
Wed, 4 Sep 2019
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General & Family Physician 's  Response

It may be due to nasal congestion. For that do steam inhalation and Betadine gargle twice a day. Keep your self hydrated. You can take nasal saline drops locally.

Take hygienic food and water. Avoid allergens.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Dr. Shyam Kale
Family and general physician
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