A 20-year-old female asked:

My nose is very stuffy, and my eyes are watering. decongestants make my heart beat fast so what else can i do to get rid of this?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Parag Parikh
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Need Rx: Your symptoms are consistent with allergic rhinitis. Unfortunately most OTC decongestants will give you some of the side effects you describe. You can try an OTC antihistamine without the 'D' to gain some relief. If this does not help you should discuss with your physician the possibility of allergy testing with possible initiation of prescription medication ( sprays/eye drops)
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