decongestant

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a drug that decreases pulmonary congestion

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Decongestants do not solve the problem that prompts their use, except in the case of a transient cold.
And caffeine will only make you more tense if you are taking a decongestant already.
Yet Hernandez said more research is needed to see if there is an actual cause and effect relationship between decongestant use and preterm birth and if so, what element in the decongestant is producing this outcome.
Decongestants should help right after the flight, though some fliers suffer from long-term ear congestion and may need a doctor's care.
I don't have to take daily decongestants any more and my smell and taste are back.
Note that decongestants should not be used for more than a week, as prolonged use can actually make nasal blockage worse.
Corticosteroids relieve nasal congestion without the side effects of a decongestant.
Federal prosecutors obtained a first-in-the-nation judgment in April against a California convenience store owner who bought large amounts of decongestants that could be used to make methamphetamine.
Although pregnant women have used the decongestant pseudoephedrine (Sudafed) for years, recent reports suggest a slight increase in abdominal wall defects in newborns, so it's suggested women avoid oral decongestants during the first trimester.
Nose drops containing decongestants are the most direct and obvious treatments but none should be used for long periods, as rebound congestion is a real risk.
Decongestants work by restricting the blood supply to the lining of your nose, reducing swelling and providing rapid relief from a blocked nose.
Research has shown that cold and allergy medications such as antihistamines and decongestants are not helpful in preventing ear infections.
It is a rebound congestion that is caused by the overuse of topical nasal decongestants.
Doctors generally recommend decongestants to reduce the congestion, antibiotics to control a bacterial infection, if present, and pain relievers to reduce the pain.
The California Birth Defects Monitoring Program may have found a correlation between decongestants and pain relievers and gastroschisis.