If you see a doctor within four to six hours, treatment will usually be with decongestant medications such as pseudoephedrine or terbutaline.
This is present in many cold and decongestant preparations.
Over the counter antihistamines or antihistamine decongestant mixtures in long acting form work well for many people.
Antihistamine and decongestant combinations are used to treat the nasal congestion (stuffy nose), sneezing, and runny nose caused by colds and hay fever.
Non-medicated saline sprays or pure drinking water are more effective than decongestant sprays, which can damage the nasal lining if used regularly.
Peppermint also has antiseptic and decongestant qualities that can help relieve the pain of ear inflammation.
A decongestant spray may cause more congestion in some people, and over-the-counter sprays may have stimulant side effects.
Baxter is expected to contend that his positive test was an innocent mistake resulting from the use of a nasal decongestant inhaler which contained levmetamfetamine, a chemical related to methamphetamine.
Don't use a decongestant nasal spray for more than two or three days at a time because, after longer use, you may develop severe congestion as soon as you stop.
Most patients I see with this problem are taking some sort of western medication i.e. antihistamine, nasal decongestant spray or cortisone based inhalers.