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What is the best OTC cure for stopped up or stuffy noses?

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Dr. Lee Perry
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Decongestants

Over the counter decongestants can help treat nasal congestion, but these medicines have significant side effects.
Otc nasal sprays should also be avoided, as they usually end up doing more harm than good. There are prescription nasal sprays that are both safe and effective.

In brief: Decongestants

Over the counter decongestants can help treat nasal congestion, but these medicines have significant side effects.
Otc nasal sprays should also be avoided, as they usually end up doing more harm than good. There are prescription nasal sprays that are both safe and effective.
Dr. Lee Perry
Dr. Lee Perry
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Dr. Stephen Kimura
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Saline rinses

Amazingly just plain salt water can be very effective in relieving stuffy noses.
Available otc as a spray or as a wash, which can be very helpful. You can rinse several times a day with minimal to no side effects.

In brief: Saline rinses

Amazingly just plain salt water can be very effective in relieving stuffy noses.
Available otc as a spray or as a wash, which can be very helpful. You can rinse several times a day with minimal to no side effects.
Dr. Stephen Kimura
Dr. Stephen Kimura
Thank
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