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can i take a decongestant with fexofenadine

A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jon Grischkan
15 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Pop your ears: Block your nose, close your mouth and gently exhale. You might hear bubbling sounds. This may help clear it. Talk to your doctor about using something ... Read More
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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Probably not: There's reall no good way to rid yourself of the fluid. Decongestants work best followed by steroids.
Dr. Dwain Rickertsen
35 years experience Family Medicine
Family practice : Sometimes Prednisone is needed if there is inflammation around the eustachion tube.

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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. K. Mujib Haque
23 years experience Internal Medicine
Short term :yes : Yes for a short time you may take decongestants. Not recommended for an extended treatment. Treat underlying asthma with inhaled steroids, bronchodila ... Read More
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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Best to ask doctor: what inhaler you need that will help reduce coughing and improve asthma. If you do need it for a cold or other reason, go for a expectorant without de ... Read More
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Dr. Ali Saberi
19 years experience Internal Medicine
Avoid D formulations: They have substances that will lead to rise in adrenaline or mimicking adrenaline which can lead to higher BP and heart rate. Simple Mucinex (guaifene ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colton Bradshaw
Specializes in Pediatrics
The AAP states...: The american academy of pediatrics has recently announced that under the age of 6 years old decongestants and cough medications have not been proven e ... Read More
Dr. Mark Diamond
45 years experience Pediatrics
None: Medications have safety risks and are not recommended at this age..Use of saline nasal spray and a vaporizer are best.
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Steven
29 years experience Pediatric Allergy and Asthma
Yes, but...: ...You never want to take more medication than you need. The other ingredients will likely not be harmful, but cough suppressants and antihistamines c ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience Family Medicine
Nasal spray: I would not recommend either sudafed or phenylephrine as a decongestant during breastfeeding. Afrin or neo-synephrine, decongestant nasal sprays, can ... Read More
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A 45-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aveshen Govender
Specializes in General Practice
Antihistamine : Use a new generation antihistamine like desloratadine or levocertirizine with a good nasal spray like Avamys
A female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
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Decongestant: If you do not have high blood pressure or other contraindications to decongestants, you can try phenylephrine contained in certain combination antihis ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Decongestant pills: Can cause disturbance in heart rate, increase in blood pressure, etc.. and other side effects, don't exceed recommended dosage / indication, follow in ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: They do different things. An antihistamine, like Claritin should help block the release of histamine from mast cells, decreasing mucous production. ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
None: Oral decongestants are contraindicated during pregnancy. Because of the potential risks of medication, and risks associated with infection and other ... Read More

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