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Can zyrtec cause nasal congestion

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
Allergy and Immunology 10 years experience
Not effective: Taking both together is not likely to add any significant improvement in symptoms. The question is cut off, but I'm guessing you are well controlled ... Read More
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Yes but: One can usually double up the dose on the non-sedating antihistamines without any problem. However this would not help your nasal congestion which req... Read More

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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
Saline and suction.: The safest and most effective treatment is saline nose drops and suctioning. Elevating the head of the crib and using a humidifier help, too. Cold and... Read More
Dr. Ratna Dhingra
Pediatrics 44 years experience
Cool mist humidifier: you can use Nasacort--over the counter 1 spray in each nostril once a day for 3-4 days
Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
Pediatric Pulmonology 36 years experience
Mgt of sx: If the symptoms are related to a virus, and if the congestion is associated with fever, or has lasted three weeks or longer, your physician can evalua... Read More
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
Obstetrics and Gynecology 29 years experience
Zyrtec (cetirizine): It is ok to take it in pregnacy yet it is not a decongestant. If you need that mucinex is a safe option to help break up mucus. Zyrtec isn't drowsy li... Read More
A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Go see your doctor: Sounds like you're on a good regimen, including leukotriene inhibitor, oral antihistamine & nasal steroid. Find out what's causing allergies by gettin... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Suneel Khetarpal
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Allergies: Unlikely to have a flu for more than week, continuing symptoms would suggest a different diagnosis. Look around for allergy triggers (smoking doesn't ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Alianswered
Psychiatry 32 years experience
Trazodone: Anticholinergic effect which causes dryness, constipation, nasal congestion, dry mouth, etc.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics 33 years experience
Wouldn't think so: Nasal congestion should just change one's voice and make it sound more nasally or more congested. Merely having a stuffy nose should not cause slurrin... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dale Tylor
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Yes: Adenoids being enlarged is a prime reason of nasal congestion in children. It can also increase runny nose and issues with ear infections. Adenoidec... Read More
A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
Allergy and Immunology 29 years experience
Unlikely: they can cause dizziness
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 24 years experience
Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to hav... Read More

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