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i suffer from a heavy cold and i use sudafed decongestant tables

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i suffer from a heavy cold and i use sudafed decongestant tables i am also useing olbas nasil stick and also using vicks vaporub witch i use for my neck and chest and i also use it in a bowl of warm water can i use all three and can i put tissiues in my nose so i dont stiff a lot so so i would put tissuse damp so it wont dry up
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Hello from JA

I am Dr. Thomas, MD, board certified in internal medicine and integrative medicine, so I cover a lot of ground and will be happy to help you with your question. We can correspond back and forth as needed.

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Yes you can use all three.

It would not be a good idea to keep tissues up your nose, as the nose needs to drain properly and this can be a source of infection.

It is better to rinse the nose several times a day with saline solution.

Also if this is going on more than a week you need to see a doctor to make sure you don't have a problem inside the nose like polyps, or allergies, or infection.
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Expert:  DrRussMD replied 5 years ago.
Hello David.
Sorry I can not edit the above.

I notice you have asked other experts about this upon reviewing your previous questions.

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