can i take an antihistamine and a decongestant together

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Dr. Doanh Nguyen answered:

Is it possible for me to take a decongestant and an antihistamine together?

Yes you can

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You can take both medications at the same time providing that you follow the recommended OTC doses.
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Can i take an antihistamine and a decongestant at the same time?

Yes

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Many allergy medications already combine an antihistamine with a decongestant. These include Claritin D, Allegra D, Zyrtec D,etc. The D stands for decongestant.
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Is it safe to take an antihistamine and a decongestant everyday to help combat chronic sinus infections?

In general, yes

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Improving nasal function will decrease the incidence and severity of sinusitis. If you are allergic and congested then a combination of an antihistamine decongestant can be of help. So can intranasal steroids and other measures. If you have recurrent infections an allergy evaluation and a good ENT evaluation can be of great benefit.
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Please tell me, could a antihistamine and a decongestant be taken together?

Yes

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This combination is commercially available as an OTC medicine -ask pharmacist
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

Bad allergies X 3 days. I take Allegra, and Benadryl at night. I am very congested and can't sleep. Is there a decongestant okay to take with high BP?

No

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It is not a good idea to take decongestant when you have hypertension. Consider an OTC nasal steroid to see if it helps (may take a few days). If not, see your doctor or an allergist.
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Dr. John T. Chiu answered:

I have a sinus infection. Been taking an antihistamine and decongestant. Why does my nose feel like I sore red Cheyenne pepper? What can I do to stop

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If you truly have a sinus infection, then you will need an antibiotic. Infection causes inflammation of the nasal tissue and thus the soreness and antihistamine/decongestant does nothing for an infection. Some times saline nasal irrigation may help but probably not in your case. See your doctor.
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Dr. Robert Knox answered:

What is the best decongestant and antihistamine combination OTC medication?

OTC Antihistamine

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I prefer Zyrtec D, but Allegra D and Claritin D are both acceptable.
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Dr. Carlo M. Hatem answered:

Will taking an antihistamine w/decongestant before sinus ct give false results?

No

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Decongestants reduce the swelling in the nose, but do not clear out the sinuses to the point of changing CT results. Other pathologies will be completely unaffected
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Dr. Jay Park answered:

Is it okey to give an 8 years old fluctisone and antihistamine, decongestant at the same time?

Should be OK

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Combination treatment including fluticasone nasal spray and antihistamine with decongestant is provided for severe allergic rhinitis.
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What is the difference between nasal decongestant and antihistamine ? When do you use each med ? Which one is better ?

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A nasal decongestant can be a nasal steroid, a nasal vasoconstrictor such as Afrin and an oral decongestant such as pseudoephedrine. The nasal steroid is the safest long term option. The other 2 carry significant side effects. An antihistamine helps with the sneezing, runny nose and itching symptoms
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