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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience in Ophthalmology
Decongestants: Many over the counter medications contain phenylephrine instead of pseudoephedrine. You can try this instead to see if you tolerate it any better.
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
No specific one: There are numerous otc products available, but since no comparative controlled studies are, to my knowledge, available, it is impossible to say which ... Read More
A 46-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
32 years experience in Family Medicine
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 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Sinus air filters: Your sinuses are air filtering chambers, they are behind your cheekbones and behind your forehead and nose. They filter the air that you breathe in an ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
29 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes.: All nasal spray and drop decongestants cause rebound nasal congestion if used for too long.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Rupp
20 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Need More Info: It is probably not serious, but you cannot determine the seriousness of a disease just by knowing the recommended medications. I do not usually give ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: No nasal spray unless prescribed, but sudafed is ok.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience in Family Medicine
Otrivin decong.: It is dangerous for your baby to continue your use of the otrivin, however you are addicted to it now. The Otrivin now is causing more irritation and ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
31 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
Nasal decongestants: While nasal decongestant sprays or drops can provide some temporary relief from nasal obstruction, they should not be used for more than three days (c ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
21 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus pain: Try afrin (oxymetazoline) (otrivin)nasal spray twice a day for not more than 5 days,if this does not help,you may need to have course of antibiotics.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bryant Cary
7 years experience in Pharmacology
Any: Any otc decongestant is safe to take with clonazepam.
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ricardo Fontillas
36 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Possible help: You may want to try a stimulant instead of strattera. May also try lower dose of zoloft or get off this if your not depressed or anxious. You can also ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Anatomical : You need to see an ENT specialist, it sounds like there may be an anatomical etiology causing this, ie deviated septum or something similar.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Palpitations, rapid: Heart beat, dryness of mouth, dizziness and at times agitation. It may also cause tiredness/sleepiness in some.
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sue Ferranti
28 years experience in Internal Medicine
Viral.....: This is likely a viral infection(perhaps flu) that will run its course over the next few days. For cough and chest congestion, see your doctor (since ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adekemi Oguntala
Specializes in ADHD and Autism
Decongestant: For ongoing relief you really want to maintain decongestion without having to redose. Frequently, when people have allergies they benefit from aller ... Read More
A 26-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Morgan Lewis
37 years experience in Family Medicine
Decongestant: We need all the pertinent info together in one question since these questions do not appear sequentially. There are several drug interactions among th ... Read More
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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Possibly: Overdosing is technically speaking when you take more of a medicine than is prescribed. If you mean, can you get a serious medical complication from o ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
33 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Is not a nasal decongestant. It is same as Guaifenesin or plain Robitussin which is a mucolytic or expectorant. Chronic nasal congestion can make you ... Read More
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