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    Antihistamines. If  allergies are behind your nasal congestion and sinus pressure, controlling them will ease your symptoms. Look for allergy  medications that have an antihistamine to relieve sniffling and  sneezing along with a decongestant for congestion and sinus pressure.

    You may also find antihistamines in cold medicine, which can help a runny nose and  sneezing. You'll usually find them in nighttime cold medicine, because they can make you sleepy. Read and follow the label, and talk your doctor or pharmacist if you have questions.

    Pain relievers. Although they’re won’t clear up congestion, pain relievers such as acetaminophenibuprofen, and  naproxen can ease the pain caused by sinus pressure. Follow the dosing instructions on the label.

    When to See Your Doctor

    Check in with her if you have nasal congestion and sinus pressure for more than 7 days. Make the call sooner if your symptoms are severe.  


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