This website is intended to possibly help others just by telling my story but does not constitute the answer of an ailment.  Always seek medical advice from your primary care physician.  

Stomach Pain and Decongestant

Stomach pain and decongestant can be associated since a decongestant may possibly help relieve stomach pain. 

How Does A Decongestant Possibly Help Relieve Stomach Pain?

When I have excess mucus that has accumulated in my stomach, I always attempt to expel it by using my neti pot.

If I still feel as though there is a lot of mucus hanging out in my stomach, my last resort is taking a really good decongestant such as Sudafed, which dries up the mucus.   

Stomach Pain and Decongestant----
Natural vs Medicated

Neti Pot 

  • Expels the mucus
  • Natural solution 
  • Promotes sneezing in order to expel mucus
  • Loosens mucus
  • I use everyday


  • Assists when the neti cannot expel all of the mucus by drying it up
  • Over the Counter Medication
  • I use periodically

Decongestant vs. Antihistamine


  • Dries up mucus
  • Relieves constricted nasal passages


  • Does not dry up mucus
  • Manages hayfever symptoms (sneezing, watery and itchy eyes)

Though I take a natural antihistamine, opc-3, the mucus continues to be produced in my body.  The antihistamine only stops the hayfever symptoms.  That is why it is so important to expel the mucus by way of the neti pot, a decongestant or a combination of both.  

Other Decongestants

1) Eating spicy foods always seems to help expel mucus.  

  • jalapeno peppers
  • spicy chili
  • wasabi

2) Standing in a steamy bathroom 

3) Vicks vapor rub also helps with loosening up mucus

  • I also at times rub some on my little one's feet at night. This method seems to help with the troublesome coughs at night.

Every decongestant works differently for every individual.  It's about choosing what works best for you.  The amount of time it takes for it to work also varies.  For example:  immediately, a couple of hours, etc.  

About Me

I am a mom of two and wife who looks for natural options and who knows a thing or two about the neti pot.  I love mine and can't imagine life without it.  Sounds funny, huh? But so true!! Read more about me..

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