A 40-year-old female asked:
bad allergies x 3 days. i take allegra, and benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. i am very congested and can't sleep. is there a decongestant okay to take with high bp?
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Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
No: It is not a good idea to take decongestant when you have hypertension. Consider an otc nasal steroid to see if it helps (may take a few days). If not, see your doctor or an allergist.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
What causes severe muscle pain brain fog numbness tingling food alergies eye lid tick chemical allergies swollen lymph nodes and glands inside cheeks?
2 doctor answers • 7 doctors weighed in
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Multiple symptoms: Many times when person develop multiple symptoms, they seek one unifying diagnosis. Unfortunately, one cause may not be the answer. Seek an opinion for each problem. I would start with the swollen lymph nodes. The evaluation of swollen lymph nodes may be best addressed by a general surgeon who might need to perform a biopsy to establish an accurate diagnosis.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
I've had very sore throat, swollen glands and ear ache for over 3 days now. When will it stop?
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Family Medicine 45 years experience
Needs evaluation: See a doctor, could be viral or may need antibiotics for a bacterial infection. If bacterial, it will be a number of days on antibiotics but be certain to take anything prescribed until all the pills are finished; if viral could be a number of weeks.
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Bad cold, started w/ sore throat, stuffy nose, sinus pressure. Now slight shortness of breath along w sinus pressure. I take BP meds, what can I take?
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Family Medicine 14 years experience
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A 28-year-old member asked:
I can't sleep at night because of allergies. I take zyrtec and singulair, (montelukast) together, but still have symptoms, primarily an itchy throat at night.?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
GERD?: You may have gastroesophageal reflux disease (gerd) or heartburn. Especially at night, symptoms can get worse because acid will travel up the esophagus in the recumbent position and irritate the throat. If you have asthma, this can aggravate the asthma then. See your doctor about this. A trial of prilosec, for example, may help.
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A 18-year-old female asked:
Im 18 I have a 6 month old baby and 10 days late for my period I have back pains headches abdominal pain took a test it came out neg white discharge?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 60 years experience
Pregnancy symptoms.: You may be pregnant but not far enough along to get a positive test. Keep repeating the home pregnancy test. If your tests continue to be negative and the symptoms continue then you should see your doctor.
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