decongestant

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decongestant

1. relieving congestion, esp nasal congestion
2. a decongestant drug
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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.
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.
Decongestants are usually prescribed for this illness, although no known medications can give complete relief from symptoms.
Decongestants are chemically related to adrenalin, the natural decongestant, which is also a type of stimulant.
Decongestants COUGH SYRUP Whether it's tickly, scratchy or loose, a soothing cough syrup can make you feel better - especially when combined with painkillers.
* Topical Decongestants: Afrin (64% of 1,372 pharmacist recommendations)
Oral decongestants, such as pseudoephedrine (Sudafed, Drixoral), relieve nasal swelling pressure and congestion, but they don't treat the cause of the inflammation.
Antihistamines are often combined with decongestants and/or pain relievers, so take this into account before using other drugs to treat cold and flu symptoms.
Hour 7: Take over-the-counter pain relievers or decongestants
* Antihistamines, anticholinergics (rhinorrhea only), decongestants (obstruction only), and nasal corticosteroids started during season (less than 20% relief).