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i have sinus pressure and congestion, foggy headed and slightly dizzy alot.i avoid decongestants because of blood pressure issues.what else can i use?

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Dr. Edward Hoffer
Cardiology 52 years experience
Nasal products: If you have poorly controlled high bp, you are right to avoid decongestants containing Ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. You can safely use anti-histamines (eg loratidine). You can also use nasal steroids or nasal saline rinse. If your BP is well-controlled, short term use of the full range of decongestants is probably fine.

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