By Allie from Yokrtown, VA
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You need to buy a neti pot you can get it from any drug or grocery store. You take 1 cup of tepid water + 1/2 tsp salt, mix it up, pour it into the neti pot and put the spout inside your nose & run the water through your nose; you need to tilt your head in the opposite direction that the spout is in; and it will come out the other side. Do one cup up each nostral; you will want to do this once a day. It works great.
By Spanish Girl08/19/2010
A plain salt wash is the best. Dissolve one tablespoon of ordinary table salt in 1 litre of water. With a dropper, tip your head back and "snort" the salt water into your nose. It might be uncomfortable, but the salt cleans out the mucus and kills the germs. Be prepared to do some coughing and snorting. But it really works.
By Lilac 08/19/2010
Musinex is a very good natural remedy.
By Frances Adams 08/16/2010
Everyone has different ideas on what works best for them. I can't use Afrin brand, and similar generics of the same medication, as it causes severe rebound congestion.
One of my friends with chronic sinus problems uses the Neti-pot, that is available over the counter.
I use Nasal Crom nasal spray, available over the counter. I get mine at my local discount store, about $14 for one spray bottle. But it can be used every 4 hours, and has no rebound tendencies, or 'addictive' problems.
You will need to either ask your doctor or your regular pharmacist if you have any other health problems or medication allergies, if this product is okay for you to use.
I like it, and I go ahead and get a new one before spring season starts up. I don't save it from year to year, as I am concerned about any infection that may have collected on the sprayer since the last time I used it.
It is a little higher in cost than others, but it is the only thing that works for me, other than over the counter pseudephedrine, and it doesn't make me sleepy or jumpy, or raise my heart rate or blood pressure.
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Whats a good "otc" drug to dry up drainage?
By M&D Ped
I took Drixoral when it was a prescription medication years ago in the 1980s, but now that they are over the counter I do not have to bother my doctor to write me a prescription which means I do not have to pay him for an office visit and the pills are just the same, yeah! Good luck. (04/21/2008)
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