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Old 01-19-2009, 09:40 AM   #1
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what can you do for sinus and nasal congestion when you can't take decongestants?

what can you do for sinus and nasal congestion when you can't take decongestants?

 
Old 01-19-2009, 01:45 PM   #2
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Re: what can you do for sinus and nasal congestion when you can't take decongestants?

You don't explain why you can't take decongestants, but there are a couple of options that don't have the same side effects of oral decongestants like Sudafed.

First of all, using a SinusRinse bottle or Neti Pot to irrigate your nose with salt water can help with congestion.

If your congestion is very severe, you could use a topical decongestant spray for a day or two but be VERY careful not to use the spray for longer than a day or two - it can actually cause the congestion to get worse if used for any prolonged period of time.

 
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Old 01-25-2009, 04:06 AM   #3
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Re: what can you do for sinus and nasal congestion when you can't take decongestants?

Hi JulieK33, have you been on nasal steroid sprays? It's used for those with nasal congestion on a daily basis.

 
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