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Best Otc Med For Sinus Drainage And Sneezing
Sudafed if no HBP: Sudafed is a great decongestant and helps with ear pain. You need to ask the pharmacist because it is kept behing the counter. If you have high blood pressure, do not take sudafed. If you are anxious, you may not want to take sudafed either. It can cause palpitations and make anxiety worse. Vitamin c 500mg 3x per day is a natural antihistamine. Mucinex (guaifenesin) helps to thin mucus so you can blow it out. ...Read more
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
Viral rhinitis: The headache may be effectively relieved by Ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Sinus and nasal congestion may be dealt with by taking otc remedies containing Pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine, with or without an antihistamine. You may have rhinosinusitis, which involves the same treatment, for the most part. These infections are almost always caused by a virus, so antibiotics are rarely indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: If your drainage and runny nose is from allergies it will respond best to nasal steroids like flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. Some of these products are approved down to age 2 so they are safe to use. Over the counter options such as zyrtec and Claritin may help with the runny nose for a short time but the effect won't last as long as the nose spray. Nasal steroids also help with nonallergic rhinitis. ...Read more
Many: Try any of the otc decongestants.Get a more detailed answer ›
Just the opposite: Sinusitis or inflammation of the paranasal sinuses (there are 4 paired sinuses) does not cause nasal congestion. The opposite is true. That is, nasal congestion leads to sinus inflammation. It is true that they very often occur together, but the nasal congestion is the first event. Otc treatment may include saline (salt water) irrigations of the nose, a netti-pot and a decongestant. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Zyrtec, (cetirizine) saline: For otc drying try zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you can handle the sedation. Don't drive on benadryl (diphenhydramine). Nasal saline rinses can be helpful. Some people swear pseudophed dries them out but i don't know why. Better airflow i suppose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinusitis: You can irrigate with saline through a neti-pot, use a nasal spray and an oral decongestant like pseudoephedrine. Ask your friendly pharmacist for this. The problem is that this will not directly treat the organisms responsible for the infection of the sinus and may make you at risk of significant complications. Recommend you see an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Can I take Advil Sinus Congestion and Pain with Allegra Allergy 24 hour together? I have a cold with nasal congestion.
Can d sr (cipla) be used for treating allergic rhinitis and its symptoms like nasal congestion and sneezing etc. ?
What?: I have no idea what that is. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: If it's caused by allergies, nasal corticosteroid spray (e.g. Flonase) may help. If a sinus infection is the cause, antibiotics may help. Drip caused by environmental irritants (perfumes, smoke, etc.) can sometimes get better with an anticholinergic nasal spray (e.g. Atrovent nasal). An otc treatment that may help any cause is daily nasal lavage (e.g. Sinus rinse or neti pot). See your md. ...Read more
Better see your doctor: If you have continuous symptoms, self medication would help short term and you still have to read the labels of any OTC drug carefully. If you have a chronic problem your doctor would help you better, good luck ...Read more
Which is best for coughing and runny nose (allergies) sudafed or Claritin (loratadine) or claritin-d?
Neither: If you are sure you are dealing with allergies, then an antihistamine is the drug of choice. Sudafed is a decongestant. Claritin is a weak antihistamine and despite the drug labelling can cause drowsiness as can zyrtec. Allegra (fexofenadine) does not cross the blood-brain barrier and thus no drowsiness. A nasal spray either steroid or non-steroid is also useful. ...Read more
Can Singulair (montelukast) help with post nasal drip and thick/plugged mucus (no nasal discharge)? Been taking it for perennial rhinitis for 2 weeks and no help.
No it won't: Singulair (montelukast) helps reduce inflammation in the airways, upper or lower, helps as an adjuvant therapy on the long term, not meant to treat acute or chronic bacterial/viral infection of the respiratory tract. See your doctor for evaluation, possible chronic rhinosinusitis. You may want to see an Allergist/Immunologist if you have access to one or an ENT specialist, best wishes ...Read more
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
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