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What over-the-counter medications should I avoid. I have sinus and allergy problems and sometimes take what I have on hand is that ok?

What over-the-counter medications should I avoid. I have sinus and allergy problems and sometimes take what I have on hand is that ok?

Sinus problems: With your historic would be very careful with medications. I would. Avoid decongestants and would try to use nonsedating antihistamines but really I would call your doctor and ask him for a nasal steroid, they are the easiest and the safest they are not systemically absorbed stay away from liver metabolized drugs if you have ascities. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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I think I may have a sinus infection I currently take cyproheptadine for my seasonal allergies... Will this same medication work for a sinus infection?

I think I may have a sinus infection I currently take cyproheptadine for my seasonal allergies... Will this same medication work for a sinus infection?

No: Cyproheptadine is an older and very sedating antihistamine. It is safe in pregnancy and is used to treat "cold induced" hives. There are many other (better) choices for allergies. That being said, it is very drying and could prolong your sinus infection. I would suggest you consider either doing nasal saline irrigations, add a mucous thinning agent, or take a decongestant instead. ...Read more

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What can you do for nasal inflamation (congestion) outside of common allergy medication. Nasal sprays don't agree with me, sinus rinses don't help.?

What can you do for nasal inflamation (congestion) outside of common allergy medication. Nasal sprays don't agree with me, sinus rinses don't help.?

Have you been tested: Nasal congestion can be allergic or nonallergic. If you are allergic, you have lots of options, like avoiding triggers, different prescription allergy meds, or even allergy shots. You need to be allergy tested to see if any these can help. If you are nonallergic, then the best medicines are nasal sprays, although decongestants like pseudo Ephedrine can help. ...Read more

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Can different medication and thrush cause a loss of appetite? I had a sinus infection and allergies and my doctor had me on 9 different medications. Two weeks ago today I woke up with no appetite at all. I also have thrush, I've been through the ER and ha

Can different medication and thrush cause a loss of appetite? I had a sinus infection and allergies and my doctor had me on 9 different medications. Two weeks ago today I woke up with no appetite at all. I also have thrush, I've been through the ER and ha

Hello.: Hello. A variety of medications can lead to decreased appetite. Sinus infections can reduce your sense of smell which is part of the eating experience. Trush can also impact your desire for food. If you still have thrush, I would ask your doctor about treating this. In the meantime, recommend use of probiotics: greek yogurt and kefir are very rich in them. Hydrate well with water. You may need to make yourself eat small meals at this time, so that you stop the continued weight loss. Take care. ...Read more

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Mild sore throat, with red spots. Sinus CT scan clear, have been on allergy medications from 7 months. Throat pains when I speak more. Please help?

Mild sore throat, with red spots. Sinus CT scan clear, have been on allergy medications from 7 months. Throat pains when I speak more. Please help?

See ENT: If you have throat pain for months and have not responded to allergy medications, you need to see an ENT to check out your throat. ...Read more

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PE tube came out yrs ago. Wax is semi wet and sticky. Yesterday it had green in it? Allergy/sinus problems for yrs.

PE tube came out yrs ago. Wax is semi wet and sticky. Yesterday it had green in it? Allergy/sinus problems for yrs.

May not be infected: It is not unusual for ear wax to appear brown or green. Some people have mostly wet and others dry wax. I presume that your eardrum has helped since then and even if it has not, I would expect to see some discomfort in that ear if it were infected. ...Read more

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PE tube came out yrs ago. Wax is semi wet and sticky. Yesterday it had green in it? Allergy/sinus problems for yrs.

PE tube came out yrs ago. Wax is semi wet and sticky. Yesterday it had green in it? Allergy/sinus problems for yrs.

External ear infection: Is most probably your case, PE tubes site closes/heals on its own days after tubes are out. Need to see your doctor/ENT for the ear discharge you currently have. Allergy /sinus problems aren't related, unless you truly have a perforated ear drum, get seen, good luck ...Read more

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Can sinus allergies cause coughing?

Can sinus allergies cause coughing?

Yes: The same allergens that trigger your sinuses to fill can also cause inflammation in your nose and cause the secretions (mucous) to drip from your nose into your throat causing a pretty significant, at times, cough. ...Read more

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Is sinus due to allergies/ or something else?

Is sinus due to allergies/ or something else?

Can be: Sinus symptoms can be due to allergies but can also occur with nonallergic sinus inflammation and infection. An allergist can evaluate the condition and determine if it is being triggered by allergies or something else. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have terrible sinus allergy?

What should I do if I have terrible sinus allergy?

Identify and treat: The first step is to find out what allergies you have either through skin tests or blood tests. Once you know, you can try to avoid the allergies. Medications such as antihistamines and intranasal corticosteroids help. Allergy shots (immunotherapy) is also an option. ...Read more

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Help plz! Can sinus allergies cause other pains as well?

Help plz! Can sinus allergies cause other pains as well?

Yes: Yes, the most common is tooth or jaw pain. Anything outside the facie/head area would be very unlikely. ...Read more

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What can I use for my sinus and allergies I have it very bad?

What can I use for my sinus and allergies I have it very bad?

Nasal steroid: Try nasal steroid for a few days. If it does not help, you will need to consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Could you please help me to remove symptoms of sinus allergy?

Could you please help me to remove symptoms of sinus allergy?

Multifactor: Is it year round or seasonal, ? If get rid of allergen, the best, or can block the histamine release by nasalchrome nose spray 4 times a day or singulair (montelukast) or traet symtoms antihistamin and steroid nose spray if infected then antibiotics last one allery shots so go see an allergist. ...Read more

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I have continue sinus issues or cat allergies - what's going on?

I have continue sinus issues or cat allergies - what's going on?

Get checked by: Your physician. S/he will be able to determine if you need to see an ENT specialist or an allergist. Take care. ...Read more

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I keep having sinus issues at work due to allergies. What should I do?

I keep having sinus issues at work due to allergies. What should I do?

Allergies: See an allergist for testing and then work with the doctor to find the best possible way to treat the sinus issues with either avoidance, medications or allergy shots. ...Read more

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Received a depomedrol shot today 80mg, in my bottom, for allergies & sinus issues. When will it kick in and how long will it last?

Received a depomedrol shot today 80mg, in my bottom, for allergies & sinus issues. When will it kick in and how long will it last?

About 6 hrs: You should get some effects in about 6 hrs but the peak effect takes a day or two In general, I would advise against getting cortisone shots for a sinus infection especially for someone with anxiety & BP issues since nasal steroid likely works better with no serious side effects. If you have frequent sinusitis and allergies, best to consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Could alcohol be triggering my sinus allergies?

Could alcohol be triggering my sinus allergies?

Yes: Alcohol causes nasal congestion by a different mechanism than an allergic one. Perhaps that's a good thing; I've yet to meet someone truly allergic to alcohol. Unfortunately it means that allergy & alcohol ingestion work together to make your stuffy nose & sinuses even worse than ether one alone. You probably won't get much enjoyment from alcohol when sinus or nasal allergies are acting up. ...Read more

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Can you tell me allergy or sinus problems?

Can you tell me allergy or sinus problems?

Challenging: Sinus problems can include infections (acute or chronic) and chronic inflammation that can be aggravated by allergies. Sinus problems can also stem from nasal polyps, anatomical issues (deviated septum or adenoid swelling). An allergist and/or ENT can assist in unraveling the two conditions and frequently they overlap. ...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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Toothache or allergy/sinus flare up, what's the difference?

Toothache or allergy/sinus flare up, what's the difference?

Either: Toothache is not expected in allergic rhinitis or sinusitis. On very rarely occasions, the tooth may be infected if the infection in the maxillary sinus erodes the bony floor of the sinus and gets into the root of the tooth. Toothache will not get better if the tooth is decaying and may often throb. Throbbing is also not expected with any ache associated with nasal or sinus issues. ...Read more

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How can I tell the difference between and allergy and sinus pain?

How can I tell the difference between and allergy and sinus pain?

Congestion: Sinus membranes swell and secrete mucous which fills the sinus. This creates the same scenareo as an abscess. ...Read more

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How do you tell the difference between sinus problems and allergies?

How do you tell the difference between sinus problems and allergies?

Not easy: Sinus problem is a vague term and may mean headache, pressure, or congestion. Allergies often cause nasal congestion and congestion in the sinuses as well. In fact, the world allergy association would like to use the term allergy rhinosinusitis to denote the connection. See an allergist ...Read more

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How to figure out why I am so susceptible to sinus problems/allergies?

Sinus/allergy: Hello. You pose a good question. My thoughts are that you have developed allergies and now they are creating inflammation and swelling in the narrow areas that sinuses open into your nose. The lining within the nose continues right into the sinuses. You may be exposed to allergy triggers and not even know which ones they are. Get allergy tested. See your ENT doctor who can help with sinus disease. ...Read more

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Can chronic sinus and allergy trouble cause kerotoconjunctivitis sicca?

Can chronic sinus and allergy trouble cause kerotoconjunctivitis sicca?

No: Keratoconjunctivitis sicca is usually due to inadequate tear production from lacrimal hyposecretion or to excessive tear evaporation. Allergic conjunctivitis usually presents with eye itching and watering. Aging is one of the most common causes of dry eyes because tear production decreases with age. Certain medications and contact lenses have also been implicated. ...Read more

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How normal would it be for someone who has allergies to have mucus and sinus build up?

How normal would it be for someone who has allergies to have mucus and sinus build up?

Yes: The release of mediators (chemicals) triggered by allergic reactions often stimulates mucus production and nasal congestion ...Read more

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Might it be possible that a nut allergy cause painful sinus issues that aren't right away?

Might it be possible that a nut allergy cause painful sinus issues that aren't right away?

Probably not: The usual symptoms of a nut allergy are hives, itching, swelling, vomiting, diarrhea, respiratory (lung) symptoms or even anaphylaxis. Pain and sinus congestion are usually related to airborne allergens such as pollen, mold, dander, etc. An allergist can assist in defining if food or environmental allergies are present. ...Read more

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What do doctors think is the top OTC med for me to buy to help my severe sinus and allergy condition?

What do doctors think is the top OTC med for me to buy to help my severe sinus and allergy condition?

Several choices: Available otc medications for allergy that are effective without drowsy side effects are claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec and allegra. For the person with sinus congestion, each of these has a preparation combined with the decongestant Pseudoephedrine (sudafed). These combination products are: Claritin (loratadine) d, zyrtec d and Allegra d. If symptoms are not controlled, an allergist can assist in more effective therapy. ...Read more

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Can having allergies/sinus complications alterate vision -- then why do all my doctors say otherwise if yes?

Can having allergies/sinus complications alterate vision -- then why do all my doctors say otherwise if yes?

No: Usually allergies can cause redness, tearying and itching whereas sinus disease (such as infection) can cause pressure or pain.

The vision should be unaffected. ...Read more

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I have had sinus problems for over a year its not allergies either and it won't go away what could be wrong what is this?

I have had sinus problems for over a year its not allergies either and it won't go away what could be wrong what is this?

See allergist?: Allergic rhinitis is often linked to sinusitis but you need a CT sinus to find out if there is sinusitis present and whether there is a drainage issue. If you don't have any nasal or sinus obstruction at all, then you may need an immune evaluation to look for immune impairment.
If the sinus opening is obstructed anatomically, then you need to see an ENT doctor to fix it. ...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