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Nasal congestion treatment, diagnosis & prescriptions

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Can I talk to a doctor on Maple about my nasal congestion?

Yes, absolutely. In most cases, a Maple doctor can diagnose nasal congestion online by asking about your symptoms and observing your condition. Once you describe your symptoms to the doctor, they will be able to diagnose, prescribe appropriate medication, and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. If the doctor suspects you have a more serious problem, they may suggest you go to a clinic for a thorough physical examination.

Can I get a prescription on Maple?

Yes, our physicians can prescribe medications online during your consultation. Once you accept a prescription, you’ll have the option to pick it up from any pharmacy or we’ll deliver it right to your door at no additional cost.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

What is nasal congestion?

Nasal congestion is typically a symptom of a cold, flu, or allergy which causes a stuffy feeling in your nose and behind your eyes. When the membrane that lines your nasal passages become inflamed or irritated it’s because excess fluid or mucus is created to flush out these irritants.

Common causes of nasal congestion include:

  • Allergens
  • Common cold
  • Influenza (flu)
What are the symptoms of nasal congestion?

Symptoms of nasal congestion include:

  • Decreased sense of smell
  • Headache
  • Runny and stuffy nose
  • Sinus pressure
How can I treat nasal congestion?

Treatment of nasal congestion can often be managed at home by:

  • Avoiding irritants and allergic triggers
  • Drinking lots of fluids
  • Placing a warm, wet towel on your face
  • Using a neti pot
  • Sleeping with your head upright at night to breathe easier
  • Using a humidifier or vaporizer
  • Using a nasal saline spray
What is Maple?

With Maple, you can start consulting with a doctor about your symptoms in a matter of minutes. We’re a healthcare app for fast, convenient 24/7 access to Canadian doctors.

You simply log in, tap a button to request a consultation, and we’ll immediately connect you to a doctor via live chat or video.

Our doctors can assess symptoms, and provide treatment, including prescriptions as necessary.

You can visit our How it Works page to learn more.

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Saves a lot of time compared to sitting in a doctor's office!

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Legitimate and just as described, with fabulous doctors. Totally fills the late-night worry gap!

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Not having to endure a long wait at a walk in clinic is fabulous. Especially since I have twin pre-schoolers to contend with.

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The service is so quick and professional and saves hours spent in a walk-in-clinic. This is a game changer for busy moms and I recommend it to everyone!

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Instead of my husband having to drag both kids to the hospital or walk in alone he was able to see a doctor right away and get a prescription faxed to our local pharmacy.

- Facebook review

Our family has used this service twice so far and it has been amazing. Both doctors were friendly, compassionate and you never feel rushed.

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Was concerned I wouldn’t be able to see a doctor without an appointment. I installed the Maple app, spoke to a doctor and had my prescription in under 30 min.

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I used Maple for the first time today. It was quick and easy, took less than ten minutes including connecting time and the doctor was professional and friendly. 

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Absolutely blown away. It was SO easy to use. No wait time getting connected with a doctor. Getting the prescription faxed to the pharmacy made it a seamless process.

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Conditions Maple doctors can treat

Acute care

Our doctors see and treat many common medical issues on Maple.

Chronic care

Doctors are available 24/7 to provide advice and prescriptions for common chronic care conditions.

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Mental health

Our doctors are available to provide advice and treatment for common mental health conditions.

Some examples include:

  • Anxiety
  • Addiction
  • Depression
  • Mood changes
  • Trauma & loss
  • and more...
Women's/men's health

Doctors can advise on family planning and treat conditions like urinary tract infections and erectile dysfunction.

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