Remedies for Chest Congestion

Remedies for Chest Congestion
Published on, 16 April, 2024. Answered by Dr. Fruwhe Oghenerume and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


Is there a medication available for a chest cold or flu that comes in nasal spray or dissolvable pill form? I'm quite sensitive to taste and prefer not to take liquids.



Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


Hydration and Nasal Steaming:

Stay hydrated with warm water.

Use nasal steaming for relief.



Loratadine 10mg or cetirizine 20mg every 12 hours for five days.


Fever and Pain Management:

Paracetamol 1g every 8 hours for three days.

Antibiotics (if bacterial infection is suspected):

Amoxicillin 1g every 8 hours for five days.


Nasal Congestion Relief:

Otrivine nasal drops every 12 hours.


Antiviral Medication (if symptoms persist):

Acyclovir 400mg every 12 hours for five to seven days.




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