By Health Day
-Review the ingredients. Many times decongestants are lumped in a combination formula with pain relievers or antihistamines.
-With that, avoid taking a medication that treats multiple symptoms, if you don't need it.
-If you're taking other medications, make sure the decongestant won't interact with them. Medicines for asthma, high blood pressure and diet drugs may conflict.
-Talk to your doctor before using a decongestant if you have a heart condition, diabetes, glaucoma, thyroid or prostate problems.
-Check the label for the expiration date. Many of us save decongestants from season to season...and they do expire!
- Finally...call your doctor if your congestion lasts more than two weeks, if you have a fever, or if you have severe pain in your face or sinuses.
I'm Dr. Cindy Haines of HealthDay TV with the news that can help you stay healthy, happy, and fit.
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