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Can Almonds Cause Nasal Congestion
Nasal drainage: Hello, yes, nasal drainage can lead to or occur with chest congestion. It could be an allergy linked condition. Also the PND can cause inflammation leading to cough, congestion, bronchitis or pneumonia. An otc antihistamine is a good starting place. If it persists, see your doctor. ...Read more
Doubtful: Loratadine should not cause those symptoms, as those are the very type of symptoms it is supposed to relieve. The main side effects that are experienced on the medication are headache, fatigue, and dry mouth, though these occur at a very low rate. If you still have those symptoms while taking it, you may need an increase in dose or to switch meds--or consider that allergies may not be the cause. ...Read more
Yes: Post-nasal drip from viruses, allergies, and bacterial sinusitis can go down the back of the throat and cause frequent throat clearing, cough, bad breath, and nausea when it goes into the stomach. Sometimes acid-reducers can help but the best approach is to target the drip with saline rinses, steroid sprays, and antihistamines. With continued symptoms, evaluation by an allergist or ENT can help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Emotional stress is a common trigger for non-allergic rhinitis. If this is a short term problem, taking 1 Sudafed should help; but if occurring frequently or if you have recurrent sinus infections, then you need to be evaluated by a physician (usually an Allergist) to discuss options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Nasarel (flunisolide) is a prescription topical corticosteroid spray used to treat allergic rhinitis & may be useful in related conditions like nasal polyps. Nasarel is one of the earliest developed topical steroid sprays. Its not used very much anymore because it causes nasal stinging. It is not a vasoconstrictor/decongestant like afrin. Continued use does not cause blockage of sinus openings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Any over the counter nasal spray used for more than a few days may cause a condition called rhinitis medicamentosa. This condition may lead to irreversible damage to cilia (small hairs of the mucosa) and rebound where the nose is worse than before you started the medication. Any nasal condition, whether allergic or non-allergic should be managed by an ENT doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can drinking water helps in nasal congestion as it is natural histamine?is dehydration cause of nasal congestion
Unlikely: Azithromycin or zithromax, does not cause a runny nose nor should it be prescribed for a runny nose. Zithromax is not an appropriate antibiotic for an upper respiratory bacterial infection. We live in an era where unfortunately antibiotics are overused. Whatever the reason for your being on an antibiotic, have a culture and sensitivity before being placed blindly on an antibiotic. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Possible allergy: You may have an allergy and best to see an allergist. ...Read more
They call it asthma: Lung congestion triggered by allergies is called asthma. Allergies is one of the 5 major triggers of asthma. The other four are: respiratory infection (especially viral infection, cold air, exercise, and pollution. There are 2 kinds of pollution - outdoor and indoor. Since we spend most of our time indoors that's the more significant. Cigarette smoke is the major indoor air pollutant. ...Read more
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