Pressure and congestion are common symptoms of nasal passage swelling. Decongestant medications are OTC products that relieve nasal swelling, pressure, and congestion but do not treat the cause of the inflammation. They reduce blood flow to the nasal membranes leading to improved airflow, less breathing through the mouth, decreased pressure in the sinuses and head, and subsequently less discomfort. Decongestants do not relieve drippy noses. Their side effects may include light headedness or giddiness and increased blood pressure and heart rate. (Patients with high blood pressure or heart problems should consult a physician before use.) In addition, other medications may interact with oral decongestants causing side effects. Both of these are available as single products or in combination with a pain reliever or an antihistamine. They are labeled as "non-drowsy" due to a side effect of stimulation of the nervous system.
The efficacy of ZOMIG tablets in the acute treatment of migraine headaches was demonstrated in five randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled studies (Studies 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5), of which two utilized the 1 mg dose, two utilized the mg dose and four utilized the 5 mg dose. In Study 1, patients treated their headaches in a clinic setting. In the other studies, patients treated their headaches as outpatients. In Study 4, patients who had previously used sumatriptan were excluded, whereas in the other studies no such exclusion was applied.
Honey and Cinnamon: These two ingredients work together to fight post-nasal drip because they both contain natural antibacterial properties. Since post-nasal drip is often caused by an upper respiratory infection, these properties can hinder the growth of the bacteria without harsh side effects. When combining this mixture, it's best to use organic honey harvested locally because it contains allergens from your area. Although this may sound counterproductive, when you ingest allergens in small doses, the body builds up immunity to them. Organic cinnamon is also ideal, although regular cinnamon found in all grocery stores will suffice. If you're suffering from post-nasal drip, make this mixture and take one tablespoon twice a day.