Nasal Congestion is commonly known as a blocked or stuffy nose. Nasal congestion is not a result of excessive mucus, as is often thought, but is actually caused by swelling of the nasal mucous membranes.

Triggers include:1-3

· Common cold and flu
· Allergic rhinitis or hay fever
· Inhaled irritants/allergens

Nasal congestion and colds impact daily activities such as:4-8

· Breathing – due to nasal congestion and mucus build-up
· Sleep and energy levels- due to ‘stuffy head’ feeling, frequent nose-blowing and snoring
· Concentration – due to bothersome symptoms
· Driving – due to impaired alertness and attention

Otrivin Medicated Nasal Sprays

Contains an active ingredient that quickly decongests nasal passageways

Otrivin Adult Nasal Spray works quickly* and is long-lasting:9

*Starts to unblock your nose in just five minutes

Provides up to 10 hours of relief from nasal congestion

1 Eccles R. In: Eccles R, Weber O (eds). 2009. Common cold. Birkhäuser advances in infectious diseases. Basel: Birkhäuser, pp. 249−273.

2 Cleveland Clinic. Acute sinusitis. Available at: https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/articles/acute-sinusitis (accessed August 2018).

3 Naclerio RM et al. Int J Gen Med 2010; 3:47–57.

4 Bramley TJ et al. J Occup Environ Med 2002; 44:822-829

Rombaux P et al. Rhinology 2005; 43: 242-250

Graf P et al. Ecpert Opin Pharmacother 2009; 10:889-908

Worrall G. Can Fam Physician 2007; 53: 1735-1736.1.

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Eccles et al. Am J Rhinol 2008; 22(5): 491-6.


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