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What can I do if im congested?

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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
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In brief: Congestion

Congestion can be addressed through several methods -- over the counter decongestants (pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine -- avoid if you have high blood pressure), over the counter nasal saline, or prescribed nasal steroids.
Chronic congestion should be addressed by your physician.

In brief: Congestion

Congestion can be addressed through several methods -- over the counter decongestants (pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine -- avoid if you have high blood pressure), over the counter nasal saline, or prescribed nasal steroids.
Chronic congestion should be addressed by your physician.
Dr. Harris Cohen
Dr. Harris Cohen
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Dr. Philip Kennedy
Family Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sudafed/nasal sprays

Consider "behind the counter" sudafed (ask the pharmacist for it), saline nasal spray, or cautious use of afrin nasal spray.
I say cautious as you can create a rebound effect where the nose gets stuffier shortly after the use of afrin if it is used too often.

In brief: Sudafed/nasal sprays

Consider "behind the counter" sudafed (ask the pharmacist for it), saline nasal spray, or cautious use of afrin nasal spray.
I say cautious as you can create a rebound effect where the nose gets stuffier shortly after the use of afrin if it is used too often.
Dr. Philip Kennedy
Dr. Philip Kennedy
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Dr. Michael Jones
Family Medicine

In brief: Depends

On why your congested.
Common reasons include allergies and viral upper respiratory infections. Nasal saline irrigation can be helpful.

In brief: Depends

On why your congested.
Common reasons include allergies and viral upper respiratory infections. Nasal saline irrigation can be helpful.
Dr. Michael Jones
Dr. Michael Jones
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