Health Tip: Using Decongestants

(HealthDay News) -- A stuffy nose and chest congestion can make it difficult to breathe, and decongestants can provide relief. But they're not safe for everyone.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says decongestants shouldn't be taken without a doctor's approval by people with the following conditions:

  • Conditions affecting the heart.
  • Problems with the prostate.
  • High blood pressure.
  • Glaucoma.
  • Diabetes.
  • Abnormalities of the thyroid.
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