decongestant

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decongestant

1. relieving congestion, esp nasal congestion
2. a decongestant drug
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Out of 25 patients taking oral antihistamines and nasal decongestants 50% showed good result that is they showed improvement in nasal obstruction and decrease in symptoms of sneezing, itching and nasal discharge, 25% showed satisfactory results and 25% showed poor results.
Decongestants COUGH SYRUP Whether it's tickly, scratchy or loose, a soothing cough syrup can make you feel better - especially when combined with painkillers.
Q My nose is constantly stuffy, and I use a decongestant spray to ease the problem.
Against that backdrop, Westport Pharmaceuticals recently introduced Zephrex-D, a tamper resistant pseudodephedrine-based decongestant, in St.
Some doctors point out that, as with drugs of abuse, people who are hooked on nasal decongestants tend to use more and more and suffer withdrawal symptoms if they try to stop.
Much of her dance life was spent on Claritin-D, a combination decongestant and antihistamine that brought her symptoms into line, though she admits the decongestant made her a bit jittery.
The study found that women who took decongestants in their second or third trimesters had a roughly 58 percent less risk of preterm delivery compared to women who didn't use decongestants during their pregnancy.
Many children with this condition are also treated with antihistamines, to decrease swelling of the eustachian tube, and decongestants to "loosen up" the fluid in the middle ear behind the ear drum.
Antihistamines and/or decongestants serve no benefit for children who have otitis media with effusion, a Cochrane review of medical literature has concluded.
Nasal decongestants, in spray or pill form, shrink the nasal membranes and can be extremely helpful to chronic sufferers.
I have heard that some decongestants and cold medications can raise one's blood pressure.
Nasal decongestants can become ineffective and can lead to dependency if used for a long time.