Each year, more than 37 million Americans suffer from sinusitis, which typically includes nasal congestion, thick yellow-green nasal discharge, facial pain, and pressure.
Many do not understand the nature of their illness or what produces their symptoms.
They relieve the drainage associated with the allergic inflammation but not obstruction or congestion.
Antihistamines have a potential for sedation causing grogginess and dryness after use. Antihistamines and decongestant products are often combined to relieve multiple symptoms of congestion and drainage and reduce the side effects of both products.
There is no risk of becoming "addicted" to nasal saline.
It should be applied as a mist to the nose up to six times per day.
(Patients with high blood pressure or heart problems should consult a physician before use.) In addition, other medications may interact with oral decongestants causing side effects.