A member asked:

I have nasal congestion due to a cold, how can i get relief?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Tom Harrington answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Nasal congestion: Warm salt water sniffs or long hot shower sudafed if not hypertensive -afrin nasal spray for 3-4 days.

Answered 4/24/2015


Dr. Phil Zapanta answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Nasal or oral: For simple nasal congestion after a cold, you can use: oxymetazoline nasal spray, over the counter oral decongestants, or a saline irrigation solution. If you have high blood pressure or other heart issues, the oral decongestant is not the best choice as it is a potential stimulant to the heart. Then the nasal spray might be the better choice. Personally i always recommend the topical solutions.

Answered 11/6/2014



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