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Benadryl For Sinusitis
Can chronic sinusitis with inflammation only but no mucous cause upper back symptoms that respond to nasonex or benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
Probably but: Probably but ask your pediatricianGet a more detailed answer ›
Can bouts of nearly involuntary forced exhalation in chronic sinusitis through right nostril relieved by nasonex or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) lead to COPD if untreated?
Not really: COPD stands for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and refers to the build up of scar tissue in the smaller airways of the lung. This scar tissue decreases the lungs ability to expand and contract and therefore the ability to move air and breathe. ...Read more
Can I freely use high doses of combination of OTC antihistamines which seem to relieve extreme dryness of nostrils accompanying my chronic sinusitis?
Within Reason: I'm not sure what you mean by high doses of OTC antihistamines, but if you are only using antihistamines to treat your allergy symptoms you are not utilizing all available treatments. The gold-standard therapy for chronic sinus issues are nasal steroid sprays and/or antihistamine nasal sprays. Nasal saline rinses and an in-room humidifier help dryness but only if you are not allergic to dust mites ...Read more
6 weeks, 2 doctors, 3 courses of antibiotics, cortisone and antihistamines and still not feeling any better (diagnosed with Sinusitis) What next?
Rhinitis 8 yrs, IgE 867, use many antihistamines, allergy shots, nasal sprays. Sinusitis after stoppage of sneezing. How to stop all this? Is hormonal cause?
2nd opinion: I presumed you have had a workup by an allergist who has instructed you on the proper technique on the nasal spray and you have followed the instructions on avoidance measures. Have you tried Dymista or singulair (montelukast) yet? And yes, hormone can affect nasal congestion being most evident in some women during pregnancy. I would seek a 2nd opinion from another allergist if symptoms remain uncontrolled. ...Read more
What's the best antihistamine for my 12y/o chronic sinusitis allegra Claritin zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and what dose?
What can I take for my sinusitis far as allergy otc go? I've tried Zyrtec, Allegra D, clairatin, Flonase, Benadryl (diphenhydramine). None help my sinuses!
See a physician: Non of the other OTC medications will help you as you already tried almost all available OTC medications. You may need to be checked and if your diagnosis is confirmed, you may need a prescription medication for something stronger and is not available OTC ...Read more
Yes: As long as you are aware that this may make you drowsy- perhaps that's what you want in the first place. ...Read more
Polypharmacy: These two medications have no significant interaction and are generally safe together. For more specifics, contact the prescribing physician as he or she would have more medical history available that could potentially be relevant. ...Read more
Sinusitis Rx: Sinusitis is generally treated with oral antibiotics and decongestants. Since sinusitis is often triggered by uncontrolled allergies, antihistamines may also help. When using antihistamines during sinus or ear infections, adding guaifenesin +lots of water can help keep secretions thin to facilitate drainage. ...Read more
Yes: The most common indication for surgical intervention is for those patients who suffer from chronic or recurrent sinus infections and have failed medical management (antibiotics, nasal sprays, ± steroids). A ct scan performed after medical management maybe quite helpful in determining your candidacy for surgery. ...Read more
Simple to complex: Many sinus infections will resolve on their own. Simply using saline nasal spray and a topical decongestant may be all that is needed. For prolonged symptoms >10 days, you may need a course of antibiotics. For symptoms > 2-3 weeks, you may need antibiotics and steroids. For recurrent infections or chronic infections (symptoms > 3 months), surgery may be indicated. Allergies should be addressed. ...Read more
Clinical and X-ray: Rhino-sinusitis has a number of clinical symptoms and signs. Yellow-green nasal discharge, pain or pressure under and between the eyes. Headache alone surprisingly is not that common. Post nasal drainage and cough are common. If these symptoms last for more than 10 days see an ENT doc. Cat scan is the gold standard for a diagnosis. But most acute symptoms are viral. ...Read more
Sinusitis: Sinusitis usually causes facial pressure and pain. Most patients have thick yellow of green nasal discharge and the nose is usually stuffy. Some patients have fatigue and malaise, simply feeling worn out and run down. Can have pain or discomfort in the upper teeth. Can also have fever, chills and associated cough. Treatment includes nasal saline, antibiotics and sometimes steroids. Hope that helps ...Read more
History of exam: Most cases of classic acute sinusitis can be diagnosed by a good history: 1) nasal congestion 2) sinus pressure 3) sinus pain 4) tooth pain 5) ear pain 6) purulent drainage 7) fatigue and malaise. Not all have to be present for you to have a sinus infection. A good rule of thumb "if you have a cold more than 7 days. It is likely a sinus infection." chronic sinusitis has to be diagnosed with a ct. ...Read more
Luck: Wrong place, wrong time, wrong climate. This is not a genetic condition. ...Read more
Usually not: The bugs causing sinusitis r usually the residents here--they live without causing problem because they exist in small number due the oxygen (toxic to these bugs) keeping them at bay. When nose/sinuses congested by cold/allergies blocking the oxygen exchange which allows the bugs to grow in excess and causes sinusitis. Treat the congestion and sinusitis often resolves w/o antibiotics. Consult doc. ...Read more
Keep the nose clear: Since the sinuses drain into the nose, when nasal stuffiness blocks this normal drainage an infection of the sinus can result. If you suffer from nasal allergies, an antihistamine can help to reduce that stuffiness, or a decongestant for stuffiness due to a cold. If problem persists, see your ent, allergist or family physician for help. ...Read more
Depends: The best way to treat any infection is with culture directed antibiotic therapy. This is not always performed with routine sinusitis, but would be advised for complicated, chronic, or chronic acute sinus dz. Penicillin derivatives are probably the most widely used antibiotics (amoxicillin or augmentin). Hope this helps! ...Read more
Both sinuses sick:
Bi lateral means occurring on both sides equally.
Sinusitis means an infection of the sinus
The Maxillary sinus is the lined boney air space beside the nose and beneath the eye. It can get infected easily, particularly when it is dry, and you are exposed to cigarette smoke for example.
If you have sinusitis please see an Ear Nose and Throat specialist and follow their instructions. ...Read more
In short : Infection of both of your cheek sinus regions.
There are several sinus areas of the face. The maxillary sinuses are the ones located in your cheek bones, Bilateral refers to both sides. ...Read more
Bad idea: The snorting of medicines that are not supposed to be administered intranasally is usually going to lead to catastrophic effects. The consequences of administering Benadryl (diphenhydramine) in an inappropriate manner could be delirium and hallucinations. You could also turn psychotic and accidentally hurt yourself or someone else. ...Read more
No: Just don't take it again, with some people yes it can cause palpitations and incoordination ...Read more
Sure, for some: Libido not only varies high and low - it also varies in other ways like stability and fragility. For some psychological issues might cause changes more than physical ones - others vis-a-versa. Not feeling well would make sense as a reason for it to take a hit and chronic sinusitis doesn't feel good. Don't worry - that will only make it worse. If there are best times of day, use 'em for sex! Best! ...Read more