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What's the best way to treat a cough and sinus cold? Been using abuterol no help. Any home remedies that can help?

What's the best way to treat a cough and sinus cold? Been using abuterol no help. Any home remedies that can help?

URI: Use nasal irrigation with saline (Neti-pot), OTC decongestants, cough syrup with dextromethorphan or a combination medication (check with your friendly pharmacist). Drink lots of liquids and rest as much as possible. Wish you better soon. ...Read more

Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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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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How do I care for sinus cold?

How do I care for sinus cold?

Sinusitis: Use saline nose drops 4 times daily, use a vaporizer, take antihistamines. If after ten days you are not better consult your doctor for possible antibiotic coverage. If you have fever before 10 days you may also want to consult your doctor for possible antibiotics. ...Read more

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What can I take for a sinus cold?

What can I take for a sinus cold?

Most OTC cold meds: For normal healthy people, over-the-counter medicines for colds are ok, as long as one follows the labels' instructions, and is not using more than one medicine of each type. Fever/pain reducers include Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Motrin. Cough meds include Robitussin (some people use DM, some avoid it). Decongestant/antihistamine combinations include Claritin-D, Zyrtec-D, Benadryl +/- phenylephrine, Sudafed. ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter medicine will treat a sinus cold?

Which over-the-counter medicine will treat a sinus cold?

Cold - not actual: Sinus infection. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Might I take two different sinus cold medicines at the same time?

Might I take two different sinus cold medicines at the same time?

Not wise: It is not wise to take 2 meds unless you are sure there won't be interactions between the meds. Many of these affect things like your heart rate, and combining them can be worse than additive. If you have symptoms you are trying to clear that one alone does not take care of, consider other measures such as humidity, fluids and sinus rinse that have no side effects. ...Read more

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My son aged 14 years he has recurring cold twice a year. Been diagnosed with sinusitis and cysts in the lower sinus

My son aged 14 years he has recurring cold twice a year. Been diagnosed with sinusitis and cysts in the lower sinus

See allergist: If he has cysts in his sinuses he should see an allergist to see if there is something triggering his symptoms. If you can identify something that is triggering hs symptoms you may be able to control them. ...Read more

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Can I still work out when suffering from sinus cold?

Sureif minor illness: Just realize that you shouldn't push it as hard as usual because you'll get exhausted and possibly get dehydrated and you may be weaker and more short of breath than usual. ...Read more

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Can I take alkazelter sinus/cold and abuterol 2mg?

Can I take alkazelter sinus/cold and abuterol 2mg?

Meds: Greetings. Yes you can take albuterol with a sinus/cold medication. Make sure they are all at the recommended dosages. ...Read more

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I've had a bad sinus cold, for a week thought went away, had a couple decent days now I feel it in my chest n I'm coy hong again bad with sinus drip?

I've had a bad sinus cold, for a week thought went away, had a couple decent days now I feel it in my chest n I'm coy hong again bad with sinus drip?

Sinusitis/bronchitis: Recurrent or prolonged (greater than 1 week) sinus drip/congestion can mean sinus infection that often progresses to chest (bronchitis); can result in more serious pneumonia. Antibiotics often indicated. Can be allergy related (caused) too. ENT or MD can determine for sure. Get better fast! ...Read more

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Sinus cold. Taking 50mgall sertraline. What cold meds safe? Musinex or cold n sinis?

Sinus cold. Taking 50mgall sertraline. What cold meds safe? Musinex or cold n sinis?

Depressed cold: Mucinex (guaifenesin) or afrin/neosynephrine nasal are largely considered safe. I tend to avoid oral decongestants as they cause ones heart to race - remember these are modified to make crystal meth. Be careful with afrin nasal if you have hypertension. Otherwise I hope you feel better. ...Read more

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My husband ears have been ringing since xmas. Over the holiday, he had a bad sinus cold. What does this mean? What can be done?

Serous otitis media: Fluid from his cold and sinuses have backed uo and involve his middle ears he has a condition known as serous otitis media. See your doctor or an ENT physician for treatment. ...Read more

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Can you get thrush by getting a cold or a sinus cold?

Can you get thrush by getting a cold or a sinus cold?

Yes: Anything that weakens your immune system can potentially predispose you to a fungal infection like thrush. ...Read more

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Can u take otc sinus cold pills n azo fot bladder infection?

Can u take otc sinus cold pills n azo fot bladder infection?

No: Over the counter AZO or cold preparations may ease some of the pain/discomfort symptoms associated with a urinary tract infection but do nothing to treat the infection, which may become systemic and lead to sepsis in the long run. It is important that you see a doctor and get started on an antibiotic and have a urine culture to confirm infection and effective antibiotic regimens. ...Read more

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Have severe sinus cold. Ok to use expired salts for neti pot? Not sure how baking soda and table salt can expire. Cvs brand salts for neti pot.

Have severe sinus cold. Ok to use expired salts for neti pot? Not sure how baking soda and table salt can expire. Cvs brand salts for neti pot.

No: The expiration date is there for a reason, to alert you it is expired. Always best to use up to date ingredients/medications. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I recover slowly from "cold" viruses, I also have chronic sinusitis. Cld my slow recovery from viruses and my sinusitis be caused by poor sinus drainage? I have had 2 sinus surgeries.

I recover slowly from "cold" viruses, I also have chronic sinusitis. Cld my slow recovery from viruses and my sinusitis be caused by poor sinus drainage? I have had 2 sinus surgeries.

Multiple infections: Hello, I would recommend that you discuss an immune evaluation with your doctor. With the number of infections you are experiencing, I look outside the box and search for answers. A second opinion may also be helpful since you've had multiple surgeries. Finally, discuss allergy testing. Your "infections" may be allergy symptoms. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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How can I treat a sinus cold or mucus drip or any other cold symptoms with wheezing?

How can I treat a sinus cold or mucus drip or any other cold symptoms with wheezing?

Cough asthma inhaler: Wheezing may indicate that you have asthma. An inhaler such as albuterol may be prescribed by your doctor. For nasal congestion, nasal rinses and clearing the nasal passages helps to reduce post nasal drip and cough. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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It sounds like my 4mo picked up my sinus cold. I picked up some pediacare acetaminophen for infants 0-36 but out doesn't say how much to give?

It sounds like my 4mo picked up my sinus cold. I picked up some pediacare acetaminophen for infants 0-36 but out doesn't say how much to give?

See below: It is based on your child's weight. Call the child's provider, and they will be able to give you the dose. Also, your child does not need this medication, unless there is a fever! ...Read more

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Can a sinus infection cause pain/burning on the top back of your head because? I had a bad sinus cold that started last tuesday. Monday I went on meds

Can a sinus infection cause pain/burning on the top back of your head because? I had a bad sinus cold that started last tuesday. Monday I went on meds

Let your dr know: Referred pain patterns from the sinuses can go to different parts of the head / scalp. It's best to contact your doctor and let them know what you're experiencing. They may need to give you something that will help you feel better, plus document your symptoms. Hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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My ears have been plugged for two weeks now but I do not have allergies or sinus cold what else can cause this?

My ears have been plugged for two weeks now but I do not have allergies or sinus cold what else can cause this?

Eustachian Tube: Hello. Your issue is the dysfunction of the eustachian a tube. While allergy and sinusitis are two common causes of this disorder, other causes could be pressure changes in your environment, viral that may be sub clinical in that you never had any symptoms of a cold, undiagnosed allergy or an irritant. ...Read more

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What can I take for a sinus cold while breastfeeding? I've been taking tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus and cold is it okay to take breastfeeding

What can I take for a sinus cold while breastfeeding? I've been taking tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus and cold is it okay to take breastfeeding

May decrease milk: While it is safe to take that medication, just like it can dry up the mucous in your nose, it can dry up your milk production as well. I recommend local/topical treatment like a nasal spray such as afrin, humidity, nasal saline drops, or warm/steamy beverages such as teas. Also make sure to get plenty of fluids yourself - both to keep mucous thin and ensure your milk supply. ...Read more

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Woke up feb 2 to high-pitched ringing in left ear (2 weeks after sinus cold). Rang for 2 days. Was ringing when I wake but went away after a hot shower. Now back midday. Earpopper. Com device helped.

Woke up feb 2 to high-pitched ringing in left ear (2 weeks after sinus cold). Rang for 2 days. Was ringing when I wake but went away after a hot shower. Now back midday. Earpopper. Com device helped.

Residual symptom: You may have eustachian tube dysfunction; the tubes allowing your middle ears to equalize pressure/"pop" have obstructed. After sinus colds, this often happens from mucus plugging the eustachian tubes. Some people find benefit from mucinex; for people with healthy hearts, a decongestant may also help unplug your middle ears & eustachian tubes. ...Read more

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How to relieve ear pressure and face ache from sinus cold?

How to relieve ear pressure and face ache from sinus cold?

Decongestants: Promoting drainage from an obstructed sinus outlet is one major factor, along with antibiotics. This can be helped along by irrigation with saline/bicarb solutions, nasal steroids, oral decongestants (pseudoephedrine), and other similar products. Use of a mild painkiller like aspirin, tylenol (acetaminophen) or other n0n-steroidal anti-inflammatories may also help. ...Read more

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What can take for sinus cold if I am on thyroid medicine. My body is aches and and my head hurts too.

What can take for sinus cold if I am on thyroid medicine. My body is aches and and my head hurts too.

Usually ok: As long as your thyroid level is normal while on thyroid hormone, you should be able to take any medication necessary for your cold. Warnings that you see on labels relate to people with untreated thyroid disease or people with abnormal thyroid levels. ...Read more

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Inner left eye is painful to the touch and when blinking near the tear duct. I'm getting over a sinus cold. Any connection? Suggestions?

Inner left eye is painful to the touch and when blinking near the tear duct. I'm getting over a sinus cold. Any connection? Suggestions?

Most likely...: If you are suffering of an upper respiratory tract infection the possibility of getting symptoms in any part of your upper respiratory area (throat, ears, eyes, sinus.)might develop a secondary infection. This sounds it might be a stye so try to use warm compresses three times a day, drink plenty of fluids and rest during this season of illness. If worse or no improvement after a week see your dr. ...Read more

Dr. James Krick
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Sinusitis (Definition)

A condition caused by an inflammation or swelling of the tissue lining your sinuses. Acute sinusitis usually starts with coldlike symptoms such as a runny, stuffy ...Read more