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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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