What Are Common Medicines for Nasal Congestion?

Living in the south, many of us in Hixson know nasal congestion all too well. Chances are that many of us are or have experienced nasal congestion already this season.

Our team at AFC Urgent Care Hixson wants you to enjoy your summer break while breathing easily. Read on for some tips!

What Is Nasal Congestion?

Nasal congestion occurs when there is a blockage in the nasal passages. These blockages are caused by the membranes in the lining of the nose being swollen due to inflamed blood vessels.

Fortunately, nasal decongestants and other treatments can help you find relief from nasal congestion.

What Causes Nasal Congestion?

  • You have allergies.
  • You rely on too many nasal decongestants.
  • You are dried out.
  • You have a sinus infection.
  • You have a deviated septum.
  • You have a polyp.

What Is the Treatment for Nasal Congestion?

No one wants to spend their entire summer suffering from nasal congestion. Nasal decongestents, both over-the-counter and prescription, are one treatment option.

However, there are also other ways you can find relief from nasal congestion.

How Do You Treat Nasal Congestion?

  • Use a humidifier or vaporizer.
  • Drink lots of fluids.
  • Use a saline spray or a Neti pot.
  • Take a hot, steamy shower or bath.
  • Place a warm towel on your face.
  • Prop yourself up at night.

Is your nasal congestion not getting any better? Then, it’s time to make a visit to AFC Urgent Care Hixson for a medical evaluation to ensure there isn’t an underlying medical issue causing your nasal congestion.