Wet Cough and Sinus Congestion

Congestion is often a main symptom of allergies and upper respiratory tract infections (URTIs) and is frequently the focus of treatment for these conditions. It impacts negatively on patient quality of life by interfering with both sleep and daytime activities.1,2

Congestion may also exert secondary effects on the paranasal sinuses, ears, throat, voice and chest resulting in:1

  • Irritated throat
  • Headaches
  • Impairment in hearing
  • Reduced ability to smell
  • Problematic snoring

Woman and doctor – stethoscope diagnosed

When treating congestion, patient preference should be considered. Adherence and compliance to medications may be affected by barriers to access medications, including issues of preferred product or formulation availability.1,2


  1. Meltzer EO, Caballero F, Fromer LM, et al. Treatment of Congestion in Upper Respiratory Diseases. IJGM. Int J Gen Med. 2010;3:69-91. doi:10.2147/ijgm.s8184

  2. Corey JP, Houser SM, Ng BA. Nasal Congestion: A Review of its Etiology, Evaluation, and Treatment. Ear Nose Throat J. 2000;79(9):690-693, 696, 698 passim