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A 36-year-old female asked:

Is afrin enough of a decongestant when trying to get rid of sinus/ear infection, or do i need an oral decon too? taking cefdinir, prednisone and a zyrtec at night currently. nasal congestion better but ears still clogged, little hearing out of ears?

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Dr. Harold Fields
Family Medicine 63 years experience
Afrin is sufficient but you would do better with a combination anti histamine decongestant such as Zyrtec D or Claritin D. Good Luck
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