What is the best allergy medicine for nasal congestion?

Pseudoephedrine. Decongestants work best for nasal congestion, and there is only one over the counter medication that works well for this problem, and that is pseudoephedrine. This medication is only available by asking the pharmacist. Nasal steroid sprays are the most effective medication for childhood allergies, in children over the age of 2, when medications are needed on a regular basis.

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What is the best natural medicine for allergies, specifically nasal congestion?

Nasal Saline. The safest and in many cases, effective, is nasal irrigation with saline, available in any store. You can also add a nasal lubricant; there are many brands, my favorite are Rhinaris and Nasogel. If these are effective, great. If not, my suggestion would be to try OTC medications, most of which are safe and effective.Not nasal decongestants. Read more...

Best allergy medicine for nasal congestion?

Nasal steroid spray. The most effective treatment for the nasal congestion associated with allergies is topical nasal steroid sprays. These include qnasl, zetonna, flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) veramyst, rhinocort, etc. These are safe and effective. Read more...

After getting allergies I've chronic nasal congestion that switches sides. I tried everything nothing helps what can it be, m always congested.

Allergies can be. a source of chronic congestion. Neti pots can reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in am & pm. Read more...

Is inflamation the only cause of constant nasal congestion? Outside of allergies both food and other... I have horrible nasal congestion every day.

Anatomic. It could be a severe septal deviation, a nasal polyp or even something known as a concha bullosa (think of this like a grape in the nose). Anatomic problems are a classic cause of chronic nasal congestion. A ct sinus scan can help to diagnose. Read more...
Vasomotor, pregnancy. Please see this site for information on this topic. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003049.htm. Read more...

I don't have any known allergies but I have a lot of nasal congestion daily since december to the point I can not breathe through my nose.

Many possibilities. You can develop allergies at almost any age...An allergist can take a history and do some simple testing to help you figure it out. Sometimes chronic nasal congestion is from "over-active" sinus tissue , and not from an allergy. Either way there are very good treatments to help you. This is an annoying symptom, but usually not serious. After so many months seeing an allergist would be worthwhile. Read more...