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Dr. Oscar Novick
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Decongestant (Definition)

Decongestants are a kind of common cold or symptom drug.


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Please what are decongestants? And what is a sinus? Thanks a lot

Please what are decongestants? And what is a sinus? Thanks a lot

Sinus air filters: Your sinuses are air filtering chambers, they are behind your cheekbones and behind your forehead and nose. They filter the air that you breathe in and remove allergens. Sometimes when people have allergies or infection the sinuses get very congested. Decongestants are medications that can decrease the congestion in the sinuses. ...Read more

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Decongestant (Definition)

Decongestants are a kind of common cold or symptom drug.


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Do all topical decongestants cause rebound congestion?

Do all  topical decongestants cause rebound congestion?

Yes.: All nasal spray and drop decongestants cause rebound nasal congestion if used for too long. ...Read more

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Allergies (Tip)

Allergies

Saline nasal rinses have a decongestant effect. ...See more

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I was prescribed some antihistamines and over-the-counter decongestants.. is it serious?

I was prescribed some antihistamines and over-the-counter decongestants.. is it serious?

Need More Info: It is probably not serious, but you cannot determine the seriousness of a disease just by knowing the recommended medications. I do not usually give my patients decongestants for long term use due to side effects like insomnia, agitation, elevated blood pressure, and heart rate. They are ok for short term use or when you are sick for a few days. ...Read more

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Treating Sinusitis (Tip)

Treating Sinusitis

Do use antihistamine , saline or steroid sprays but not decongestant sprays as could make it worse. ...See more

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Aside from afrin, what are other effective nasal decongestants?

Aside from afrin, what are other effective nasal decongestants?

Nasal decongestants: While nasal decongestant sprays or drops can provide some temporary relief from nasal obstruction, they should not be used for more than three days (check the very small print on the bottle). If used for longer, a "rebound" effect will occur, and nasal congestion becomes worse and more difficult to treat. Additionally, longer use of nasal decongestants can permanently damage the nasal septum. ...Read more

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Allergies (Tip)

Allergies

Do not use over the counter decongestant sprays for more than 2 days in a row. ...See more

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I've been getting sinus headaches for over a week now. Decongestants work for a few hours but nothing really works what shall I do now???

I've been getting sinus headaches for over a week now. Decongestants work for a few hours but nothing really works what shall I do now???

Sinus infection: it sound like you might need some abx for a sinus infection. if you can't or won't take abx, you can do sinus rinses 2-3 times per day. those will get rid of a sinus infection as well, it will just take more time. ...Read more

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