Nose and Sinus Congestion Explained

Find out more on the symptoms of sinusitis and how SUDAFED® can help relieve the pain and pressure they may cause.

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Symptoms

Sinuses are hollow spaces inside the skull found either side of your nose, behind and in between your eyes, in your forehead and at the back of your nose cavity. If your sinuses become congested and blocked, it can result in sinusitis. The symptoms of sinusitis include a stuffy nose, headache, throbbing pain and pressure, as well as fever in some cases.


Treatments

SUDAFED® treatments come in a range of effective formats such as tablets, sprays, capsules, syrups and nasal sprays, and contain clinically proven decongestants such as pseudoephedrine, phenylephrine and xylometazoline. These get to work by constricting blood vessels in the nose and sinuses to reduce swelling and inflammation, allowing mucus to drain away more freely from your nose and sinuses. Certain SUDAFED® products also contain painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen to help relieve pain and ease discomfort.


Prevention

Many sinus infections evolve from colds, so it is important to protect yourself from cold viruses. Here are some more tips for keeping yourself free of infection:

  • Use anti-bacterial wipes on hands and surfaces to stop germs breeding
  • Eat lots of fruit and vegetables and drink plenty of water
  • Rest and exercise will also help maintain a healthy immune system

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