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Is guaifenesin a decongestant?

No.

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Guaifenesin is thought to act as an expectorant by increasing the volume and reducing the viscosity of secretions in the trachea and bronchi
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Dr. Martin Raff answered:

What is the best otc decongestant?

No specific one

There are numerous OTC products available, but since no comparative controlled studies are, to my knowledge, available, it is impossible to say which is best.
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Do decongestants stop a runny nose?

They can

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Oral decongestants such as Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) can have a drying effect on the nose, mouth and eyes. This is from the anticholinergic effects. Even though decongestants are for decreasing congestion this drying side effect can be helpful for some and problematic for other people.
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Side effects of sudafed decongestant?

Palpitations, rapid

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heart beat, dryness of mouth, dizziness and at times agitation. It may also cause tiredness/sleepiness in some
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Any natural non-ephedra decongestants?

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any food that will cause a runny nose will naturally decongest. ie peppers, curry, wasabi, soup. Hot steam in a shower is also an effective aid to congestion
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Why isnt my nasal decongestant working?

Uncertain

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May be due to anatomic blockage. Possibly nasal polyps. Should get seen by an ENT.
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Is decongestant tablet ok for 8 year old?

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There are several OTC decongestants that are commonly use with children over 2yo. They come in various forms. Take as directed and usually not to use longer than a few days in a row
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Dr. Jack Mutnick answered:

Effecive ues of avamys nasal decongestants?

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That is a medication sold in the Phillippines. It is the same medication as that sold in the U.S. under the prescription name of Veramyst. It is a nasal steroid used for nasal allergies.
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Dr. Dan E. Fisher answered:

What is a good over the counter decongestant?

BOTH

Pseudoephedrine
Phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine are both good OTC decongestants.
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is it ok to give a decongestant to a 2yr old ?

No.

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Decongestants are vasoconstrictors. They get absorbed from the nose to the bloodstream causing rise in the pulse and blood pressure and vasoconstriction to the coronaries and the brain with possibility of stroke,heart attacks, cardiac arrhyhmias. If desperate because child cannot breath through the nose use nasal saline or talk to the Pediatrician to decide.After age two most medicines are allowed
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