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decongestant

 [de″kon-jes´tant]
1. tending to reduce congestion or swelling, usually of the nasal membranes. Called also decongestive.
2. an agent that has this effect; it may be inhaled, taken as spray or nose drops, or used orally in liquid or tablet form. Nasal decongestants act by reducing swelling of the membranes and thus opening up the nasal passages. Among the leading ones are epinephrine, ephedrine, and phenylephrine. antihistamines may also be effective either alone or in combination with decongestants. A decongestant must be used several times a day to be helpful; but excessive use may cause headaches, dizziness, or other disorders and sometimes the medicine itself may cause reactive nasal swelling.

de·con·ges·tive

(dē'kon-jes'tiv),
Having the property of reducing tissue swelling.
Synonym(s): decongestant (1)

de·con·ges·tive

(dē'kon-jes'tiv)
Reducing tissue swelling or pathogens.

decongestive

reducing congestion.
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A systematic review of the evidence for complete decongestive therapy in the treatment of lymphedema from 2004 to 2011.
Interventions for Lymphedema Recommended for Practice * Complete decongestive therapy * Compression bandaging * Infection treatment Likely to Be Effective * Maintaining optimal body weight * Manual lymph drainage Benefits Balanced With Harms * Exercise * Prophylactic antibiotics for recurrent infections * Surgical intervention Effectiveness Not Established * Compression garments * Hyperbaric oxygen * Low-level laser therapy * Nanocrystalline silver dressing on lymphatic ulcers * Pneumatic compression pump * Simple lymphatic drainage with aromatherapy Not Recommended for Practice * Diuretics * Benzopyrenes Note.
One of the few larger studies on the topic (Ko, Lerner, Klose, & Cosimi, 1998) reported on a prospective study of 299 consecutive patients referred for treatment of lymphoedema via Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy (CDP).
Variously called complex physical therapy (CPT), complex decongestive therapy (CDT), complex lymphedema therapy (CLT) or complete decongestive physiotherapy, these multidimensional approaches claim fairly high, consistent levels of success.
Decongestive lymphatic therapy for patients with breast carcinoma associated lymphedema.
Decongestive treatmentof acute decompensated heart failure: cardiorenal implications ofultrafiltration and diuretics.
In addition, complete decongestive lymphedema therapy services are being provided by Carma Douglas, registered nurse.
Lymphatic Manual Drainage & Complex Decongestive Therapy has been accredited on a postgraduate basis.
The current standard of managing lymphedema is called complete or complex decongestive therapy (Armer, 2005; Hinrichs et al.
Because the difference of diameter does not require the compression bandage step of the complete decongestive therapy (CDT), its steps outside bandage (skin care, self-massage, compression, exercise, and diet) were administered.
The United States is the largest global market for over-the-counter (OTC) medications, with sales predicted to reach $33 billion by 2016, according to the July "Category Insight: Pain Relief, Decongestive, Cough, Cold, Flu & Allergy Relief" report from global market research firm Mintel.
These are manual lymphatic drainage, compression therapy, skin therapy and exercise - and collectively they are known as "combined decongestive therapy".