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Antihistamine Nasal Decongestant
What is best approach to treating allergy-related stopped up ear(s)/eustachian probs? Antihistamine? Nasal spray? Decongestant?
What's better to get rid of fluid in ear, antihistamine or decongestant? Tried nasal sprays but they don't work and seem to make me dizzy
Decongestants: Fluid in the middle ear is more common in children but can happen sometime in adults.It is usually due to drainage problem in Eustachian tube and Decongestants oral or Steroid nasal drops will help clear it, In children it does clears up in most cases and if persists and causing Hearing loss sometimes we put tubes in the drum to drain the fluid Some will recommend Antihistamines if there is allerg ...Read more
What is the difference between nasal decongestant and antihistamine ? When do you use each med ? Which one is better ?
Allergies: A nasal decongestant can be a nasal steroid, a nasal vasoconstrictor such as afrin and an oral decongestant such as pseudoephedrine. The nasal steroid is the safest long term option. The other 2 carry significant side effects. An antihistamine helps with the sneezing, runny nose and itching symptoms. ...Read more
What can I take for congested nose and ears with blocked eustachian tubes. Its been 6 weeks and I can't take decongestants n I've tried antihistamine?
Is it o.K. To use a decongestant (like sudafed) and an antihistamine (like coricidin) at the same time? I have had a cold for two weeks with no fever. The last couple of days I have had to blow my nose literally about once every two minutes. I have trie
According : According to drugs.Com, there are no listed interactions between coricidin and pseudoephendrine. However, some formulations of either one depending on brand can contain acetaminophen. You may want to double check your medications to see if they contain Acetaminophen and the amount so you are not taking too much if you take boths meds together. Also, if it's been 2 weeks and you are not any better, you should consider seeing your doctor to make sure you don't have a sinus infection causing your prolonged symptoms. Good luck! ...Read more
Winter season,stuffy nose/moderate/white mucus (2 months), with sneezing and fatigue. Tried antihistamines and decongestants with little to no avail.
I have a sinus infection. Been taking an antihistamine and decongestant. Why does my nose feel like i sore red cheyenne pepper? What can I do to stop
Antibiotics: If you truly have a sinus infection, then you will need an antibiotic. Infection causes inflammation of the nasal tissue and thus the soreness and antihistamine/decongestant does nothing for an infection. Some times saline nasal irrigation may help but probably not in your case. See your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: This combination is commercially available as an otc medicine -ask pharmacist. ...Read more
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