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  • Congestion


    Author: Bryan (---.bos.east.verizon.net)

    Date: 12-29-02 13:06

    I was wondering if there was any OTC meds I that people take for nasal congestion? I have a cold and I can only breath out of my mouth which makes it very hard


    [Re: Congestion]

    Author: Sarah B--Board Moderator (---.client.attbi.com)

    Date: 12-29-02 14:21

    Dear Bryan,

    Benadryl. Don't drive and don't need to be awake (I can stay awake on Benadryl, but I try not to have to be). Generic ok (like Waldryl). Just make sure it isn't a decongestant AND an antihistamine.

    You can take an antihistamine, but NOT decongestants (ephedrine, epinephrine, etc).

    I also irrigate my sinuses with salt water (http://www.nutraceutic.com/Products/...etsnetipot.htm)

    In fact, I'm going to go do that right now as I have a bad cold. If I do it every day, I don't get a cold, but I got lax over the holiday and was at my mom's etc etc.



    [Re: Congestion]

    Author: Robert Hartwell (---.focal7.interaccess.com)

    Date: 12-29-02 18:21


    What is the scoop with decongestants? I was told that as long as they do not contain a stimulant they are OK



    [Re: Congestion]

    Author: Sarah B. Board Moderator (12.144.99.---)

    Date: 12-30-02 07:07

    Dear Bob,

    Decongestants ARE stimulants. They aren't anything else. Antihistamines are not, but they do "de-congest" but not in the same way decongestants do. Am I making any sense? I'm congested!!!

    NOTE: This is a post from the previous forum message board.

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