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I have nasal congestion due to a cold, how can I get relief?
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Dr. Phil Zapanta
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Phil Zapanta
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Dr. Tom Harrington
Internal Medicine
In brief: Nasal congestion
Warm salt water sniffs or long hot shower sudafed if not hypertensive -afrin nasal spray for 3-4 days.

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