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A 61-year-old male asked:

What would be a similar otc medicine to actifed and sudafed that is effective. those require a prescription now. have dimetaoo which helps a little, mucinex made the sinus congestion worse with less drainage. does heating pad, steam help much.

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Dr. Donald Colantino
Internal Medicine 61 years experience
Drainage: Applied heat, inhaling steam and irrigating clogged nasal passages with warm salt water and using nasal decongestant spray all help sinuses to drain. Your pharmacist can recommend oral OTC products that decongest also.

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