"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.