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A 15-year-old male asked:
Dr. Shah Chowdhury
41 years experience in Pediatrics
YES, If His: Pediatrician prescribes. Fluticasone is a nasal spray which reduces nasal allergy, inside swelling and congestion. Antihistamine/ decongestant is give ... Read More

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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Knox
36 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
OTC Antihistamine: I prefer zyrtec d, but Allegra d and Claritin (loratadine) d are both acceptable.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
31 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Histamine is a substance released during an allergic attack and can cause drowsiness. Some of the older generation anti-histamine agents (like benedr ... Read More
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A 77-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: There is no problem with interactions but one should be concerned about the decongestant which may raise your blood pressure and cause insomnia.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: This combination is commercially available as an otc medicine -ask pharmacist.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines: do dry up secretions, decongestants constrict blood vessels so less blood flows into the area and congestion is relieved, drink plenty of water/fluids ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: Since antihistamine does not provide decongestion (although it does reduce itching, runny nose, and sneezing), it is often combined with a decongestan ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Many allergy medications already combine an antihistamine with a decongestant. These include Claritin (loratadine) d, Allegra d, zyrtec d, etc. The ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes you can: You can take both medications at the same time providing that you follow the recommended otc doses.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes but not likely: Some antihistamines may thicken the mucous. Oral decongestants don't cause much in the way of tolerance. It is more likely that your condition itsel ... Read More

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