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Decongestant for clogged ears or antihistamine
A 44-year-old female asked:
I have fluid in my ear which is causing dizziness. which is better a decongestant or an antihistamine?
Dr. Thomas Josaanswered
Allergy and Immunology 41 years experience
Decongestant: A pseudoephedrine may help with fluid in the middle ear. Antihistamines like Meclizine have been used for vertigo but are thought to exert their effe... Read More
1.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 34-year-old female asked:
What is best approach to treating allergy-related stopped up ear(s)/eustachian probs? antihistamine? nasal spray? decongestant?
Dr. Bhavin Patelanswered
Allergy and Immunology 27 years experience
Nasal sprays: Initially you want to start off with nasal corticosteroid nasal sprays. If this alleviates the symptoms then you do not need to do anything else. H... Read More
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 47-year-old female asked:
What can i take for congested nose and ears with blocked eustachian tubes. its been 6 weeks and i can't take decongestants n i've tried antihistamine?
See your doctor: In the interim, use saline nasal wash liberally, understand that you can't take decongestants for a reason or another, you might be prescribed somethi... Read More
2.2k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 32-year-old female asked:
What's better to get rid of fluid in ear, antihistamine or decongestant? tried nasal sprays but they don't work and seem to make me dizzy
Dr. Yash Khannaanswered
Family Medicine 59 years experience
Decongestants: Fluid in the middle ear is more common in children but can happen sometime in adults.It is usually due to drainage problem in Eustachian tube and Deco... Read More
1.8k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 75-year-old female asked:
My head is stuffy and my ears feel plugged. i have controlled high blood pressure and atrial fibrillation. is it safe to take a decongestant and/or antihistamine?
Dr. Padmashri Rastogianswered
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Safety of decongesta: It would be better to apply Vick’s vaporub and take tea with ginger, cloves, black pepper and honey. This is a home remedy not scientifically studied,... Read More
65 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 54-year-old female asked:
Continous popping sounds both ears for a few months now. no blocked or runny nose, no allergies, no wax in ears. tried antihistamines, flomist, iliadin, mucolytics and decongestants without relief.
Dr. Stuart Hickersonanswered
Family Medicine 34 years experience
Popping: If no ear canal problems. A common cause for popping in the ears is TMJ problems. Some people will get a pop even thought no significant TMJ problems.... Read More
97 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 53-year-old female asked:
After a head cold for a week i'm left with a dry, unproductive cough. i've tried decongestants, antihistamines, expectorant, and nothing helps. help!
? bronchitis,: reactive airways disease, or sinusitis due to the cold that you had, causing the dry cough, you need to see your doctor for assessment, possibly Rx me... Read More
808 viewsReviewed >2 years ago
A 24-year-old female asked:
Symptoms for about 5 days sneezing runny nose congestion sinus headaches clogged ears worse when sitting or laying symptoms nearly non existent when walking around covid neg already tried hot showers, allegra d &benadryl i can barely sleep what to do?
Dr. Arnold Malermananswered
Orthodontics 55 years experience
Please schedule to be seen by your GP.
Reviewed Jul 31, 2021
A 25-year-old female asked:
I have ear pressure, hearing difficulties, slight nasal congestion, since beginning of december. tried decongestants for 7 days. what now?
See your doctor: for assessment, you may need referral to an ENT as well. Meanwhile use saline nasal washes, avoid systemic decongestants if having high blood pressure... Read More
798 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
A 19-year-old female asked:
Hi my ears are clogged due to cold so i likely have an infection in both ears. i got pills from the doc. but i still have pain when i wake up in the middle of the night. im thinking of buying decongestant for ears in the pharmacy, is it okay?
Dr. Amrita Dosanjhanswered
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 38 years experience
Yes: If you are congested, it should be fine to take in moderation. Use nasal saline rinses and please see your physician.
113 viewsAnswered >2 years ago
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