During an allergic reaction or other inflammation, tissues in the nose and blood vessels in the eyes and other areas swell. At the same time, mucus builds up in the nasal cavity. All of these effects result in a runny and/or stuffy nose and red eyes. Decongestants work by constricting the blood vessels in your eyes and nose, shrinking swollen nasal tissues, and reducing blood flow to the mucous membranes.

Decongestants offer symptomatic relief of nasal congestion due to the common cold, allergies, or sinusitis. Decongestants may also aid in nasal or sinus drainage. These medications are generally available in many forms including pills, liquid or syrup, and nasal spray.

Sinus Tips:
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This initial hit of inflammation would probably lead you to believe that you had come down with a simple cold.