What medicine will dry up sinus drainage?

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Updated: 4th November 2019

"Decongestants dry up the mucus that collects in the back of the throat as a result of the infection. Expectorants melt the mucus." Look for over-the-counter decongestants that contain pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine, such as Sudafed.

In respect to this, what can I take to stop sinus drainage?

Take a medication such as guaifenesin (Mucinex). Use saline nasal sprays or irrigation, like a neti pot, to flush mucus, bacteria, allergens, and other irritating things out of the sinuses. Turn on a vaporizer or humidifier to increase the moisture in the air.

Is mucinex good for sinus drainage?

When trying to relieve sinus pressure and nasal congestion, look for a decongestant. A decongestant will shrink the mucus membranes that have swollen in your sinuses. This will help the trapped mucus drain out. Some Mucinex® products contain the decongestant pseudoephedrine.

What is the best medicine for nasal drip?

Here are six things that work to treat it:
  • Nasal steroid sprays aka “intranasal steroids.”
  • Oral antihistamines.
  • Oral antihistamines, the non-sedating ones.
  • Antihistamine nasal sprays.
  • Oral decongestants.
  • Oral leukotriene receptor antagonists.
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