decongestant

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decongestant

1. relieving congestion, esp nasal congestion
2. a decongestant drug
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Though simple nasal decongestant can be purchased without a medical prescription, unless it is used exactly as directed, people can become addicted to it, increasing their symptoms and destroying sensitive nasal tissue," said Dr Rehan Siddiqui, ENT Specialist, Zulekha Hospital Dubai.
Keep the air humid at home, use an airfiltering vacuum cleaner, remove pets, have a course of anti-allergy injections, stop smoking, drink less alcohol and use a decongestant spray or tablets before diving or swimming.
The government successfully sued the business owner, settling the case for $50,000 and a permanent, lifetime injunction against the sale of the decongestants or any other ingredients that could be used to make methamphetamine.
Some decongestant tablets also contain a painkiller, as being bunged up can cause headaches.
They work well as decongestants but may also have a direct effect on the cold virus.
Neither antihistamines nor decongestants are recommended as helpful in the treatment of otitis media at any stage in the disease process.
Decongestants generally serve as the first-line treatment for nasal congestion (table 3).
In general, the treatment of chronic sinusitis, such as with antibiotics and decongestants, is similar to treatment of acute sinusitis.
Researchers believe that taking decongestants doubled the chances of having a baby with gastroschisis.
Amurol also is considering gums with appetite suppressants, decongestants and cough medicines.
However, for some people, decongestants can have the opposite effect and increase the swelling in the nose.
We see Brazilians tapping rubber, making pharmaceuticals, shampoos, lubricants, decongestants, massage oils, wicker furniture, sunscreen lotions, bread, and cereals in addition to harvesting exotic and familiar nut and fruit crops.