Decongestants are drugs that decrease nasal congestion. Nasal decongestants can help with snoring, colds, and allergies. Side effects include nervousness, difficulty sleeping, and increased heart rate and an increase in blood pressure. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how decongestants work, who needs them and why, and much more.
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Decongestants and Antihistamines for the Common Cold
Learn more about decongestants and antihistamines -- and whether they'll relieve your cold symptoms.
Breathing Problems: Causes, Tests, and Treatments
WebMD explains common causes of breathing problems, including allergies and asthma. Learn more about breathing problems and how they're diagnosed and treated.
Sinus Infections and Asthma
As many as half of all people with asthma also have chronic sinusitis, or sinus infections. WebMD explores the connection.