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what is the best allergy medicine for nasal congestion

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Williams
27 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Pseudoephedrine: Decongestants work best for nasal congestion, and there is only one over the counter medication that works well for this problem, and that is pseudoep ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Nasal Saline: The safest and in many cases, effective, is nasal irrigation with saline, available in any store. You can also add a nasal lubricant; there are many b ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Nasal saline: Nasal saline is a mild decongestant that can be used if one is adverse to using medications.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Nasal steroid spray: The most effective treatment for the nasal congestion associated with allergies is topical nasal steroid sprays. These include qnasl, zetonna, flonas ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Linda Green
44 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Saline: Saline nasal spray or rinses can help with allergy symptoms. Otherwise there are numerous medicines that are safe and effective.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
42 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Many possibilities: You can develop allergies at almost any age...An allergist can take a history and do some simple testing to help you figure it out. Sometimes chronic ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Jaindl
36 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
If it really is: Allergies you may want to consider having a blood test to identify which are allergic to and find a doctor that does sublingual therapy.
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Allergies can be: a source of chronic congestion. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place soluti ... Read More
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A 52-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
16 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Anatomic: It could be a severe septal deviation, a nasal polyp or even something known as a concha bullosa (think of this like a grape in the nose). Anatomic pr ... Read More
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Fever: The main difference between allergic congestion and a virus is that allergies don't cause fever. If you don't have a fever, look at the duration - con ... Read More
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