Definition of decongestant in English:


Line breaks: de|con¦gest|ant
Pronunciation: /diːk(ə)nˈdʒɛst(ə)nt


  • (Chiefly of a medicine) used to relieve nasal congestion: decongestant nasal sprays can ease swollen nasal passages
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    • Most patients I see with this problem are taking some sort of western medication i.e. antihistamine, nasal decongestant spray or cortisone based inhalers.
    • For people with significant nasal congestion, a decongestant therapy may be prescribed.
    • You can also try using a nasal decongestant spray several hours before the flight.


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  • A decongestant medicine: a common and widely available decongestant [mass noun]: a three-day supply of decongestant
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    • Tremor can be caused by some medicines, including heart medicines, decongestants, medicines for breathing problems, and tricyclic antidepressants.
    • Appropriate doses of analgesics, antipyretics and decongestants should be offered, as well as patient education about the chosen treatment strategy.
    • Management of these patients may include use of antihistamines, decongestants, or intranasal steroids.

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