DECONGESTANTS "Feel the Mint"
How do Decongestants Work?
A decongestant or nasal decongestant is a type of pharmaceutical drug that is used to relieve nasal congestion in the upper respiratory tract.
The active ingredient in most decongestants is either pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine.
When allergies make your nose stuffed up, an antihistamine won't help. But a decongestant might.
Here's how decongestants work: Allergies make the lining of your nose swell. Decongestants shrink swollen blood vessels and tissues.
That relieves the congestion. But decongestants can't help with sneezing or itching.
Decongestants and Skinner's Salve
A non-pharmaceutical drug that thousands of people use to get similar results is Skinner's Salve. The salve uses menthol, a natural ingredient, and camphor to
reduce the swollen blood vessels and tissues.
By rubbing the salve on the upper chest area, neck, and a dab under the nose, most find relief within minutes.
Doing this prior to going to bed for the night seems to be the choice of kings!