decongestant


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  • noun

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a drug that decreases pulmonary congestion

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While over-the-counter medications like antihistamines, decongestants and nasal sprays can help, Peters cautions against overusing them.
Very few drugs relieve a symptom as speedily as an over-the-counter decongestant nasal spray clears a stuffy nose.
And caffeine will only make you more tense if you are taking a decongestant already.
Washington, Aug 31 (ANI): The results of a new study indicate that the use of over-the-counter decongestants during pregnancy cuts the risk of premature births.
Garay, the short-lived benefit of OTC decongestant sprays may create a pattern of overuse and dependence for the user that could result in chronic nasal obstruction.
After administration of a topical anesthetic and decongestant, a complete fiberoptic nasal endoscopy was performed.
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.
Use a decongestant spray before swimming and,if possible,keep your home environment slightly humid.
Corticosteroids relieve nasal congestion without the side effects of a decongestant.
Investigators tracked store deliveries and inventory for six months, showing he purchased 544,000 nasal decongestant tablets containing pseudoephedrine, which is used to make meth.
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.
Some decongestant tablets also contain a painkiller, as being bunged up can cause headaches.
When choosing a decongestant go for sprays rather than drops, tablets or medicines.
Over-the-counter and prescription decongestant nose drops and sprays, however, should not be used for more than a few days.