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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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Complete Decongestive Therapy is a specialised conservative treatment comprising two phases: an induction phase and a lifelong maintenance phase (Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy 2008; Zuther 2005; Foldi & Foldi 2006; Lawenda et al.
Early chapters cover the anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the lymphatic system, and later chapters explain manual lymph drainage (the Vodder technique), complete decongestive therapy, and other treatment modalities.
Complex decongestive physiotherapy is the 'mainstay' intervention for lymphatic insufficiency comprising manual lymph drainage, in selected cases intermittent pneumatic compression, multilayered compression bandaging with appropriate padding, exercise, and meticulous skin care (Consensus Document of the International Society for Lymphology 2003).
Complete decongestive therapy (CDT) is the recommended treatment for lymphedema and is performed in two stages.
In 1975 Foldi (1998) updated MLD proposing Complex Decongestive Physiotherapy (CDP) as a new way to treat lymphoedema (Foldi, 1998).
Treatment for the condition, as with general lymphedema, involves combined decongestive therapy consisting of compressive bandaging and manual lymph drainage, but this treatment approach can prove very problematic in gynecologic lymphedema.
The massage action is often combined with other elements of complex decongestive therapy, which can include dietary changes, skin and nail care to prevent infection, therapeutic exercise, special compression sleeves stockings, and other garments, and lightbeam generators to stimulate the lymphatic system.
She uses a method called combined decongestive therapy, which removes metabolic wastes, excess water, toxins, bacteria, large protein molecules and foreign substances from the tissues as well as offering numerous other benefits.
On the one hand, there is a direct correlation in the novel between Deeriye's faltering religious faith and his lung ailment, between failing respirational and decongestive powers and dwindling expenditure of spiritual energy.
Decongestive, anti-inflammatory, anti-histaminic and mucolytic