Decongestants are a common type of medicine that can be bought over the counter without a prescription from your GP, allowing patients to manage their sinusitis symptoms.
This form of medication provides short-term relief for a blocked nose, common cold, hay fever and other acute sinusitis symptoms. They work by shrinking swollen tissues, thus relieving pressure in the sinus area.
Taken orally or in the form of nose drops or sprays, decongestants can help you to breathe more easily over short periods of time (up to about five days). For some sufferers, decongestants may only provide temporary relief and not address the underlying issues causing their condition.
Many patients may require multiple rounds of decongestant medication to help alleviate symptoms, which can be tiresome and costly. Therefore, if you suffer from recurrent and chronic sinusitis, you may wish to try a new method of treatment that delivers fast, effective, long-term relief.