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Stuffy nose on the plane

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1. Posted by Loisp (Budding Member 23 posts) 9y

Hi all, hope someone can help with this dumb question. When I go on plane trip my nose gets very stuffed up. Nothing seems to help. I'v tried nose sprays, over the counter decongestants and and still no relief. Can anyone suggest something? Thanks

2. Posted by spaceinvad (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

howdy, dont know if you can get sudafed decongestant nasal spay where you are? i always get stuffy due to hayfever and its the only thing that works for me.. its a nasal sparay and the active ingredient is xylometazoline hydrochloride. i know youve tried nasal sprays but this one is the best!! but be careful, if you use it to much you get something called rebound congestion which is horrible and it lasts for ages!! :)

3. Posted by laurim (Respected Member 260 posts) 9y

have you tried a little Vick's Vapo Rub in/under each nostril? My nose usually just gets super dry from the circulated air but maybe the menthol would keep things moist and looser for you. Maybe also drink some extra water?

4. Posted by BlankFrack (Respected Member 280 posts) 9y

I know this doesn't sound like a big deal, but if you fly frequently you should consider getting some medical advice as flying with a blocked nose can cause what's known as "barotrauma". See -

http://www.patient.co.uk/showdoc/27001158/