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Clicking in ears when swallowing/yawning and tinnitus. Both for over a year now. Tried anti histamines no results. Sometimes stuffy nose and muscus?

Clicking in ears when swallowing/yawning and tinnitus. Both for over a year now. Tried anti histamines no results. Sometimes stuffy nose and muscus?

Related?: If the ear problems are related to rhinitis (any combination of nasal congeston, drainage, sinus pain, sneezing etc) then it would be important to determine cause. Even if related to allergy, oral antihistamines often are not potent enough to relieve symptoms, especially if severe enough to cause eustachian tube dysfunction (inability to clear fluid from middle ear). ...Read more

Dr. William Culviner
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Tinnitus (Definition)

A persistent noise in your ear or ears. Tinnitus can be of unknown cause, or can be caused by hearing damage, tumors, problems in the brain or hearing nerve, ...Read more


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I gave expired antihistamine syrup to my 30 months old son incidentally...Is it dangerous? What s the side effect on him?

I gave expired antihistamine syrup to my 30 months old son incidentally...Is it dangerous? What s the side effect on him?

Expired drugs: There should be no side effects as expiration is usually based on loss of drug effectiveness. Drug companies err on the side of shortening times to expiration. Actually many drugs are effective long after expiration dates. Expired drugs are commonly used effectively by volunteer organizations when no other drugs are available. Relax! ...Read more

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What are the common uses of antihistamine?

What are the common uses of antihistamine?

Antihistamine 4 itch: Antihistamines (ah) block histamine receptors and stop histamine from causing itching and swelling. They are mainly used to treat allergies and hives. Some are sedating; those are used as sleep aids. Many otc sleep meds contain Diphenhydramine (benadryl). ...Read more

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Is Flixonase an antihistamine?

Is Flixonase an antihistamine?

Steroid Nasal Spray: Flixonase or Flonase (fluticasone proprionate) is a steroid nasal spray commonly used to treat allergic rhinitis by decreasing the allergic inflammation in the nasal mucosa. It is not an antihistamine. ...Read more

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Is there an antihistamine cream?

Is there an antihistamine cream?

Yes, but avoid: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cream is available. While some people find temporary relief for insect bites with this, in general it is not very effective compared to other antihistamines taken as pills or tabs. For generalized rash, it really doesn't make sense. ...Read more

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What antihistamine has the strongest antiemetic properties?

Dramamine (dimenhydrinate): Dramamine (dimenhydrinate) and Meclizine are some that can be used. Different for different patients. ...Read more

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If someone takes 52 antihistamines, is this something to be concerned about?

If someone takes 52 antihistamines, is this something to be concerned about?

Yes: It tells me that this is a risky behavior and likely a suicidal attempt. Call the psychiatrist or the suicide hotline. ...Read more

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Is Flonase an antihistamine?

Is Flonase an antihistamine?

No: Flonase is a nasal steroid spray. It is often used in conjunction with an antihistamine. The most commonly used antihistamines today are the non-sedating antihistamines: claritin, Allegra and zyrtec. Each of these had a generic drug available, too. ...Read more

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Do antihistamines cause gout?

Do antihistamines cause gout?

No: There is a letter to the editor in a european journal reporting an association. That was in 1950. Since then nothing. To the best of my knowledge antihistamines are not associated with gout. ...Read more

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Do antihistamines cause gout?

Typically no: Antihistamines are generally not considered a group of medications that directly cause gout. However, antihistamines can cause dryness, and if that progresses to dehydration, then gout attacks can occur with a higher frequency. This would be an indirect cause. Antihistamines generally don't cause significant dehydration. Aspirin can make gout worse, as can other salicylate-containing meds. ...Read more

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Which antihistamine for a rash?

Which antihistamine for a rash?

It depends on what: The rash is. If you have hives or an itchy rash - Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be helpful. ...Read more

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Is doxepin a type 2 antihistamine?

Is doxepin a type 2 antihistamine?

Strong antihistamine: Doxepin is an effective but sedating tricyclic antidepressant. This drug's sedating effect is significantly due to its powerful antihistamine effects. Most recently it has been marketed at lower dosages as a sleep medication. ...Read more

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Can antihistamines dry out your skin?

Can antihistamines dry out your skin?

Not likely: Antihistamines can dry up a runny nose and older antihistamines can lead to unwanted side effects of dry eyes and dry mouth. Topical antihistamines should not be used. Oral antihistamines should not dry out the skin. ...Read more

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Is antihistamines for treating eczma?

Eczema: Although not necessarily the main treatment option in eczema, the use of antihistamines to calm down the itch associated with eczema seems to help quite a bit. Remember that eczema is the itch that rashes, the more you scratch the worse it is. ...Read more

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Antihistamine can decrease milk supply?

Yes: Anti histamines can cause a decrease in milk supply. ...Read more

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Is Zantac (ranitidine) an antihistamine?

Is Zantac (ranitidine) an antihistamine?

Yes: There are now 4 types of histamine receptors. Zantac (ranitidine) acts on the h2 receptor resulting in blocking stomach acid thereby treating heartburn. Allergies are treated with h1 blocking type medications including claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec and allegra. Some medications have both actions to block both h1 and h2 receptor. For anaphylaxis, zantac can be added for it's effect on blood vessels. ...Read more

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Why do some antihistamines make me drowsy?

Cross into brain: Older antihistamines, such as diphenhydramine, or chlorpheniramine, actually cross the barrier between the bloodstream and the brain. This causes many people to feel drowsy or sedated. It can make some people irritable, or even cause insomnia. For this reason, the "non-sedating" antihistamines were developed. These medications cause much less drowsiness, and are better tolerated. ...Read more

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Does taking antihistamine help with eczema?

Does taking antihistamine help with eczema?

Yes you scratch less: Antihistamines are one of the important medications that we use for eczema or atopic dermatitis. The condition starts with itching, which leads to scratching, which causes a rash to develop, and then there is more itching and a vicious cycle ensues. Antihistamines are used to decrease the itching. Sedating antihistamines can be used at night to help decrease scratching while asleep. ...Read more

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How much antihistamine for allergic reaction?

How much antihistamine for allergic reaction?

Depends on product: For children over 12 years old, the usual dose for Claritin and zyrtec is 10 mg a day, for xyzal (levocetirizine) and Clarinex 5 mg a day, while the dose for Allegra is 180 mg once a day or 60 mg twice a day. Pediatric doses are based on age rather than weight. There are dose adjustments for liver and kidney disease. ...Read more

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Do antihistamines affect your fertility? How?

Do antihistamines affect your fertility? How?

Antihistamines: Nope. Not sure where you got this myth, but there is no truth to it. ...Read more

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Which antihistamine can I take with citalopram?

Any: There are really almost any antihistamine that you could take including diphenhydramine, dicyclomine, and Hydroxyzine among the rest. Stay safe! ...Read more

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I was wondering is antihistamine meant to burn?

No: Antihistamines are medications available as oral tablets, syrups or nasal sprays (Azelastine) to treat the symptoms of allergies. ...Read more

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How to deal with antihistamine and constipation?

More water: Antihistamines (especially those with decongestants) can be drying so consuming more water would be a first recommendation. Increase fiber intake and take a stool softener as needed. ...Read more

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Can unisom or antihistamine cause weight changes?

Can unisom or antihistamine cause weight changes?

Appetite stimulation: Older antihistamines can cause appetite stimulation. Periactin (cyproheptadine hydrochloride) is used for eating disorders. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of using antihistamines?

What are the side effects of using antihistamines?

Few: There are no long term adverse effects from using antihistamines. Short term sides effects are typically from older antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) that can cause drowsiness and delayed reaction time. New generation antihistamines such as claritin, clarinex, zyrtec, xyzal and Allegra are generally very well tolerated. No dependence and few if any drug interactions. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be allergic to all antihistamines?

Is it possible to be allergic to all antihistamines?

Unlikely: Please define your symptoms from the medications. Theoretically someone can be reacting to a coating on the tablets, but rarely do people react to antihistamines beside the usually sedative side effects. ...Read more

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I accidentally mixed an antihistamine with my Xanax?

I accidentally mixed an antihistamine with my Xanax?

Answered already: I have answered that this was likely ok. That you are reading this comment 8 hours after the question just confirms my opinion. ...Read more

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What is the best antihistamine to take for urticaria?

Depends: Most people respond best to zyrtec or xyzal, (levocetirizine) as long as they don't get drowsy with them. Everybody reacts differently to different antihistamines, though; most people with urticaria will try many of the available antihistamines, alone or in combination, under a physician's supervision, to get the best control of their hives. ...Read more

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Can you take antihistamines and nurofen plus together?

Can you take antihistamines and nurofen plus together?

Yes: Nurofen plus contains Ibuprofen and codeine. The new generation antihistamines such as zyrtec, Claritin (loratadine) and Allegra should be well tolerated at usual doses when taken with nurofen plus. ...Read more

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Can I take citalopram and antihistamine at the same time?

"Can I": "I" is the catch in your question. I can't give advice to you in particular.


The answer depends on your other known conditions and the Celexa dose. For an otherwise healthy person, 30mg daily of Celexa or less plus an antihistamine at standard dose carries a low risk for heart problems. Discuss with your doctor and the pharmacist dispensing the Celexa before going forward with the combo. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm diabetic with a cold no antihistamines?

You can take!: You CAN take antihistamines! We advise against vasoconstrictors like pseudo-ephedrine or phenylpropanolamine, but even that's a soft call if you don't have any complications or vascular disease. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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What happens if I smoke weed while taking antihistamines?

Yes: I am not going to judge whether smoking weed is ok or not but if smoking weeds makes you drowsy and you are taking a sedating antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or atarax, the sedating effects may be additive. Antihistamines, especially the non-sedating ones, usually have a good safety profile. ...Read more

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Can I take citalopram and antihistamine at the same time?

Can I take citalopram and antihistamine at the same time?

Probably: This combination is usually safe, but individual factors may influence this. Consult your doctor to deal with your specific circumstances. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take two types of antihistamines togeather?

Is it safe to take two types of antihistamines togeather?

Probably not: It is not a good idea because of the increased risk of side effects from taking multiple similar meds. ...Read more

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I wish to know what are the side effects of antihistamines?

Tiredness: Mostly they cause tiredness but if you have a prostate problem, be careful
don't drink and take benedry and don't drive or operate heavy machinery! ...Read more

Dr. Paul Carter
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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more


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Ringing In Ears (Definition)

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