Nasal Congestion Treatment Guide

Nasal Congestion Treatment Guide

This article has been written and medically approved by Pharmacist Conor McSorley GPhC Reg No. 2223070

Nasal congestion, more frequently known as a stuffy nose, is often caused by a sinus infection or the common cold, which results in a stuffy or runny nose, sinus pain and mucus build up. Here is our guide to treatment options.

Olbas Oil - £4.45

Olbas Oil is composed of a blend of pure natural oils aimed to relieve nasal and bronchial congestion. It can be used either through drops put onto a tissue and inhaled, or by putting some drops in water and inhaling the steam. It is suitable for children 3 months for inhalation or children 2 years and older if using hot water.

Olbas Oil 12ml
Sterimar Original Isotonic Breathe Easy Daily Nasal Spray 100ml

Sterimar Original Spray - £6.49

Sterimar Breathe Easy Daily is formulated with 100% natural sea water which can be used on a daily basis to help cleanse the nasal passage and eliminate impurities. Suitable for children over the age of 3 years and may be used in pregnant and breast- feeding women but it is always important to seek advice from your doctor or pharmacist before.

Breathe Right Nasal Strips - £6.12

Breathe Right Nasal Strips are a simple drug-free treatment for managing night-time congestion and improving sleep. Engineered specifically for this purpose, they are made of flexible and spring like bands that once positioned will attempt to return to their original shape, lifting the sides of the nose to open the nasal passage making it easier to breath. Suitable for children over the age of 5 years. 

Breathe Right Nasal Strips 10
Actifed Multi-action Tablets 12

Actifed Multi-action Tablets - £4.90 

Multi-action tablets are for use by adults and children aged 12 years and over. The tablets contain pseudoephedrine hydrochloride, which is a decongestant that relieves nasal and sinus congestion and triprolidine hydrochloride which is an antihistamine that helps stop sneezing, runny nose and watery eyes.

Vicks VapoRub - £1.99

Appropriate for ages two years and over —is a topical cough medicine with medicated vapors. It starts working quickly for adults as well to relieve cough symptoms.

VapoRub 50g