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    Do Any Natural Remedies Work?

    Many people swear by nasal irrigation -- flushing out your nose with a neti pot. It breaks up mucus and reduces swelling, helping you breathe better. And it’s true that eating spicy food may help a stuffy nose get clear, at least for a little while.

    Researchers can’t say for sure whether herbs and supplements work for allergies. Popular ones include butterbur, which may block some chemicals that trigger nasal swelling; quercetin, which may act like an antihistamine; and bromelain, which may help with congestion.

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    To be safe, ask your doctor before taking any herbs or supplements.

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on November 18, 2014

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