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zyrtec causing nasal congestion

A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
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
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kent Childs
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
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 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
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 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nick Debnath
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Perhaps: Diarrhea and other GI symptoms may be a possible side effect of Sudafed but then again constipation may be its side effect as well.
A male asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes rebound congesti: These types of meds can lead to rebound swelling that sometimes is worse than when it started leading to overuse and can affect blood pressure and the ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably not: I previously answered this question but i did not address the question of sinusitis. If the over the counter nasal spray is used too long, it is poss ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Symptoms: Am not sure what the actual question is. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade ch ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
Can cause Headaches: Nasonex (mometasone) is known to cause Headache quite frequently which are not typical of Migraine
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A 34-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not related, but: can be associated, saline nasal washes, and salt water gargles would help, if no improvement , see your doctor
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal drainage: Hello, yes, nasal drainage can lead to or occur with chest congestion. It could be an allergy linked condition. Also the PND can cause inflammation le ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Fluticasone is a topical nasal steroid spray approved for treating seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis. It can reduce all the symptoms of allerg ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Nasal Steroids: Yes. Of course.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nose: Many things. Could be the onset of a cold, allergies, a deviated septum or nasal polyps. See an ENT to figure out the cause.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, it could: Nasonex (mometasone) is a nasal steroid spray indicated for the treating the inflammation of the nose due to allergies. A primary symptom of nasal in ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Zimon
58 years experience Internal Medicine
No: not directly ...It sound like you should ask your PCP for a referral to a Board Certified ENT (Ear Nose Throat) Specialist!! Hope this helps BE WEL ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: they can reduce discharge, sneezing, but not congestion or inflammation, you will need anti-inflammatory medications as steroid nasal sprays, but bett ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Very different: Nasonex (mometasone) is a prescription nasal steroid spray to effectively treat nasal allergies in patients over 2 years old. It is the most effectiv ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience Pediatrics
Avoidance : If you know your allergens, avoidance is the best treatment. If your use of standard antihistamines isn't helping, your doctor has many other treatme ... Read More
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A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: It does not affect the blood pressure.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anna Meyer
18 years experience Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: When your nose creates secretions they often can run both out the front of your nose and from the back of your nasal passages down your throat, which ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: It depends on the cause for the post-nasal drips. If the nasal drips is not linked to nasal stuffiness, sneezing, or runny nose, one needs to consider ... Read More
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Wegner's granulomato: See your doc to be checked for immunologic /genetic disorder.
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A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
2 decongestants: Oral and nasal., not recommended try saline nasal spray to loosen congestion.

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