Get Instant Relief from Congestion

Nasal congestion has many causes such as the flu, colds, and allergies. Whatever is causing your congestion, we’re sure that instant congestion relief is on the top of your priority list so you can get back to your normal routine, congestion-free!

Luckily, there are plenty of over-the counter (OTC) medications that can combat congestion…fast! We’ve included a list of the OTC medications that can give you instant congestion relief, so you’ll feel better and breathe easier.

Home Remedies for Instant Congestion Relief

Some of the best treatments for nasal congestion relief are found right in your kitchen and bathroom cabinet.

To get fast relief from congestion:

  • Use a humidifier or take a hot and steamy shower to loosen mucous and relieve congestion.
  • Try nasal irrigation with a neti pot.
  • Drink herbal teas.
  • Get plenty of sleep to give your body time to heal.


The most effective medications to treat irritating symptoms of nasal congestion are decongestants, antihistamines, nasal sprays, menthol ointments, syrups, and smelling salts like Mackenzies Smelling Salts (17ML). They can give you instant congestion relief so you can breathe easier to get on with your day and get a good night's sleep.


OTC decongestants help reduce the swelling in your nasal passages and ease nasal congestion that you can experience due to the common cold, the flu, or from allergies. They come in the form of nasal sprays, tablets, pills, and capsules.

Decongestant tablets, pills, and capsules have different active ingredients, such as:

  • Naphazoline: Privine
  • Phenylephrine: Neo-Synephrine, Rhinall, Sinex, Sudafed PE, and others.
  • Pseudoephedrine: Sudafed.

Nasal sprays:

Many people turn to medicated nasal decongestant sprays for instant congestion relief.  Oxymetazoline is one of the active ingredients in nasal sprays, it can help to reduce swelling and clear mucus from nasal passages quickly.

Some of the most effective OTC nasal sprays are:


If allergies are behind your nasal congestion, look for allergy medications that have an antihistamine to relieve sniffling and sneezing along with a decongestant to give you congestion relief. You can also find antihistamines in some multi-symptom cold medicines, which can help congestion.

Menthol Ointments

Medicated ointments that contain menthol or camphor can help you breathe better easier. You can either rub it on your chest or upper lip, or you can put into warm water and breathe in the vapor for quick congestion relief.

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