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I have high blood pressure, is there a good over-the-counter medicine for allergies and sinus headaches and pressure?

I have high blood pressure, is there a good over-the-counter medicine for allergies and sinus headaches and pressure?

Antihistamines: Generally, antihistamines are safe and do not affect blood pressure. Avoid decongestants. Essentially, all of the decongestants are vasoconstrictors. There is no evidence that decongestants are helpful for chronic conditions and should be avoided by almost everyone. ...Read more

Dr. Ihab Ibrahim
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Ragweed & mold counts very high in my area. Am experiencing allergy sinus pressure/headache but no stuffiness. What is best OTC med to relieve this?

Ragweed & mold counts very high in my area. Am experiencing allergy sinus pressure/headache but no stuffiness. What is best OTC med to relieve this?

Nasal steroid: Nasal steroid spray is likely the most effective but may take a few days to get optimal results. If the problem not controlled, an allergy consult may be another option. ...Read more

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What to do for a bad sinus allergy headache?

What to do for a bad sinus allergy headache?

TRY SUDAFED 12 HOUR: With breakfast and Loratadine 10 mgs at bedtime. If no better, it is time to see a doctor please. ...Read more

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In what way can I help an allergy to cigarette smoke I am snorting, headache, congested & sinus pain after exposure?

In what way can I help an allergy to cigarette smoke I am snorting, headache, congested & sinus pain after exposure?

Rhinosinusitis: Sinus pain, congestion and headache are signs of rhinosinusitis. Cigarette smoke like other air pollutants play as irritants. The inflamed nasal and sinus mucosa get irritated easily and more inflamed when it exposure to pollutants. Therefore, you should seek help treating rhinosinusitis first. Several etiologies can cause rhinosinusitis with the most common one is allergies. ...Read more

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X ray showed swollen sinuses also get lot of sinus headaches .just started allergy shots on my second week will they help ?

X ray showed swollen sinuses also get lot of sinus headaches .just started allergy shots on my second week will they help ?

Yes but: If recurrent sinus issues are caused or worsened by allergies, then allergy shots will definitely help. However, it takes a while for them to work. You should continue taking your allergy and sinus medications while on shots. I would give the shots at least a few months to see a difference ...Read more

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I get sinus headaches almost everyday in spring.will allergy get rid of them .i suffer year round with them.getting allergy testing next week ?

I get sinus headaches almost everyday in spring.will allergy get rid of them .i suffer year round with them.getting allergy testing next week ?

Good start: Sinus headaches can definitely be caused by allergies, especially if you get them every spring, when tree pollen is high. First step allergy testing to see what you are allergic to. Allergist should give you tips to best avoid pollen like washing clothes upon entering home, keeping windows closed, etc.. Flonase + an oral antihistamine during spring should help. Allergist will give more management ...Read more

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I am constantly congested and always have phlegm in my throat. I rarely get sinus headaches. Is this just allergies and I am stuck with it?

I am constantly congested and always have phlegm in my throat. I rarely get sinus headaches. Is this just allergies and I am stuck with it?

Allergy: Do check with an allergologist to find out what you are allergic to. This allergen is something that you are exposed to constantly; ex detergent in your clothes, beddings etc once the cause if known, you ocan get rid of it temporary relief with antihistaminic and decongestant can help you while the cause is being determined. ...Read more

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My barium swallow came out good just swollen sinuses I get lot of sinus headaches for years.i starting allergy shots next week .will they help?

My barium swallow came out good just swollen sinuses I get lot of sinus headaches for years.i starting allergy shots next week .will they help?

Can't see a connection: Between your barium swallow and your sinuses! Allergy shots do help most of the time if prescribed and given by an expert, it will take time though to feel a difference, other prescribed meds should administered too till the effect of allergy shots start, can take up to a year to feel a difference, if not improved, you don't continue, mind you there is around 10-20 % failure rate, good luck ...Read more

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My allergies r horrible & I can't take it anymore. Can't sleep cause I can't breathe, sinus headaches, sore throat etc. What can I do?? Exhausted

My allergies r horrible & I can't take it anymore.  Can't sleep cause I can't breathe, sinus headaches, sore throat etc.  What can I do?? Exhausted

Help needed!: Get the problem evaluated. You can see an Allergist to identify cause and modify treatment strategies. Allergies of all kinds, and many problems that mimic allergy, are very treatable if the problem is addressed logically and the problem targeted. If you need help while waiting for that first visit, try getting a consult here on HealthTap with one of the many experts in this area. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in the sinus spaces of the face. The sinuses are hollow spaces in the facial bones, with the largest spaces in each cheekbone and in the forehead. Sinus infections can cause sinus pressure, sinus pain, headaches, fever, cloudy ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more