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Is it safe to take Aleve d sinus headache with levovetirizine 5 mg because I got a bad sinus headache. Doc got me levovetirizine for post nasal drip.

Is it safe to take Aleve d sinus headache with levovetirizine 5 mg because I got a bad sinus headache. Doc got me levovetirizine for post nasal drip.

Yes it's safe: The nasal spray is an antihistamine for allergies and the aleve has a decongestant to open up the sinuses and loosen mucous. These are commonly taken together. However, given that you are taking medication for high blood pressure, you should be careful with any decongestant as they can raise your BP. Use Coricidin instead or talk to hour pharmacist. Keep a close eye on your BP. ...Read more

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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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Can sinus headaches shoot to back of head? Been getting one everyday pollen in red here on map. Aleve (naproxen) d sinus headache only thing that works for me

Can sinus headaches shoot to back of head? Been getting one everyday pollen in red here on map. Aleve (naproxen) d sinus headache only thing that works for me

Sinus headaches: Yes- sinus headaches associated with high pollen counts/allergies can be very painful and cause shooting pains sometimes. However, you should be evaluated by an allergist or headache specialist for further management and diagnosis. ...Read more

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What can I take for sinus headache if I'm on blood thinners?

What can I take for sinus headache if I'm on blood thinners?

Sinus headache: Hello, I would recommend saline nasal washes and Acetaminophen as directed. Afrin nasal spray may also help for your congestion and sinus pain. ...Read more

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I'm 11 wks preg what can I take for a sinus headache? Also can I still take my vit D 5000mg and vit B12 I took 1 everyday b4 I was preg

I'm 11 wks preg what can I take for a sinus headache? Also can I still take my vit D 5000mg and vit B12 I took 1 everyday b4 I was preg

Headache: 1: Call your obstetrician and ask for advice regarding which medicine is OK for your sinus headache.
2: Stop vitamin D 5000 and go to your pharmacy and buy over the counter D in either 1000 or 2000 unit bottles, each with 100 capsules. It won't be bad for your pregnancy.
3: Go online to "NuVal" and get good information about what foods are good, not so good, or bad. There are 100 items listed. ...Read more

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What can you take for a sinus headache when you are pregna?

What can you take for a sinus headache when you are pregna?

Let me help you: Water
humidifier
saline nose spray
antibiotics
drink a lot of water to keep hydrated.
Use humidifier at home.
Saline nasal spray as often as possible.
Antibiotic : Amoxicillin with doctor advice.
Warm shower, and tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) severe allergy plus sinus headache with advil?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) severe allergy plus sinus headache with advil?

Yes you can: Yes you can as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy plus sinus relief does not contain ibuprophen. ...Read more

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I often wake with a sinus headache. I take Zyrtec (cetirizine) before bed and use Flonase in the morning, but still get headaches at night sometimes, any suggestio?

I often wake with a sinus headache. I take Zyrtec (cetirizine) before bed and use Flonase in the morning, but still get headaches at night sometimes, any suggestio?

You need. .: Professional evaluation, to get to the root of that headache, even if it is just a sinus headache, you may have sinusitis that need antibiotics or other prescription strength medications, kindly see your doctor, an allergist /ENT for evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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What can my grandfather take for a sinus headache, when he takes medication for parkinsons?

What can my grandfather take for a sinus headache, when he takes medication for parkinsons?

Soe meds are safe: Tylenol, (acetaminophen) antihistamines (eg Claritin alavert etc, not with "d") should not react with his parkinsons meds. Prescription nasal steroids are also helpful. Frequently "sinus" headaches are actually migraines and are treated much differently. He should discuss this with his primary care doc. ...Read more

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Steriod nasal spray- how long does it take to work for sinus headache?

Steriod nasal spray- how long does it take to work for sinus headache?

Steroid nasal sprays: While steroid nasal sprays may have some activity on reducing nasal inflammation as soon as 12 hours after a single dose, they don't achieve their maximum effect for several days. If you are having nasal congestion causing a sinus headache, you may need to take an oral or intranasal decongestant or antihistamine to get more temporary relief while the steroid spray takes effect. ...Read more

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Hello, Can I take 1 waldryl severe allergy and sinus headache when yesterday I took 1 zoloft 50 mg at 11:00p.m. because I woke up with nose allergy.

Hello, Can I take 1 waldryl severe allergy and sinus headache when yesterday I took 1 zoloft 50 mg at 11:00p.m. because I woke up with nose allergy.

Medication timing: Waldryl (diphenhydramine) is a good antihistamine but sedating and effects last a few hours. You might consider a nonsedating antihistamine such as cetirizine, loratadine, fexofenadine that will give you close to 24hrs of allergy relief and can be taken any time of day (usually). If it's nasal symptoms go straight to the source with mometasone or fluticasone nasal spray. Sertraline keep U awake? ...Read more

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What should I take if I have a sinus headache?

What should I take if I have a sinus headache?

Allegra-D or NSAIDs: The best treatment for a sinus headache is an antihistamine with sudafed such as allegra-d, claritin-d or zyrtec-d. This often relieves the symptoms in 2-4 hours. For more immediate treatment nsaids like Motrin or advil are helpful. For chronic sinus headaches, you should see an ENT speicialist to determine the cause. Nasal steroid sprays and neilmed sinus rinses can help too. ...Read more

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Can I take Zanaflex (tizanidine) and zyrtec d together? Treating a sinus headache.

Can I take Zanaflex (tizanidine) and zyrtec d together? Treating a sinus headache.

Not appropriate use: Zanaflex (tizanidine) is a muscle relaxer (http://www. Drugs. Com/zanaflex. Html) so it's not intended for use in treating sinus headaches. Moreover, use of Zanaflex (tizanidine) w/ZyrtecD (antihistamine w/decongestant) runs risk of drowsiness, dizziness, lightheadedness, difficulty concentrating, and impairment in thinking and judgment. You didn't ask but definitely don't recommend concomitant alcohol. http://goo. Gl/w30maz ...Read more

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Can you take sudafed with aecetamephin/caffeine/8mg codeine? I have a sinus headache.

Can you take sudafed with aecetamephin/caffeine/8mg codeine? I have a sinus headache.

Yes, you can, but: It has been estimated that approximately 70% of migraine headaches overlie the sinuses and are triggered by changes in barometric pressure. These patients actually suffer from migraine but usually are diagnosed with sinus headache and use over-the counter vasoconstrictor agents for relief. See a headache specialist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad sinus headache/migraine took the sinus relief and didn't help much at all can I take diclofenac?

What to do if I have really bad sinus headache/migraine took the sinus relief and didn't help much at all can I take diclofenac?

ENT doctor: If the pain is refractory to the sinus medications which are designed to decrease the inflammation in the sinuses and thus the pressure, you may want to consult with an ENT doctor. Sometimes patients may need some "extra help" in clearing the sinuses and the ENT doctors may help by surgically removing collections. Also an MRI or ct scan may be done to make sure there isn't some other cause. ...Read more

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What to do if I have really bad sinus headache/migraine took the sinus relief and didn't help much at all can I take diclofenac?

What to do if I have really bad sinus headache/migraine took the sinus relief and didn't help much at all can I take diclofenac?

Better Dx needed: Headache pain in the sinus implies that toxins, pathogens or allergens are present in the frontal sinus at the sphenoid junction. The proteomic biomarker l-homocysteine can detect and quantify the presence of pathogens (usually a complex mixed infection with bacteria, virus, and yeast). The most common toxins are VOCs (remedy: ChemDetox) and mold (remedy: Cholestryamine). ...Read more

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Social drinker but when I do I get congested and always have sinus headache. Heard antihistimine prevent this. Is it safe to take before? Which one?

Social drinker but when I do I get congested and always have sinus headache. Heard antihistimine prevent this. Is it safe to take before? Which one?

Drinking: Some people are allergic, esp. To red wines. Better to keep track on which types cause symptoms and avoid them. Alcohol consumption does cause vasodilation of vessels in skin, nose, etc. ...Read more

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I have a sinus headache and took 1 apap/codeine 300-30mg 1hour ago but it still did not work is it safe for me to take another one?

Yes.: It's safe from the dose point of view, it's not going to cause harm, although when given prescriptions that have controlled substances, you should always contact your prescribing physician as there is a trust issue involved with doctor/patient relationships when patients take more than the prescribed dose for their medication. ...Read more

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I'm at work with sinus headache and congestion. I've taken 20mgs of phenylephrine like 3 hours ago. Would it hurt me to take one 30mg pseudophedrine?

I'm at work with sinus headache and congestion. I've taken 20mgs of phenylephrine like 3 hours ago. Would it hurt me to take one 30mg pseudophedrine?

Depends: There are unfortunate systemic side effects of oral decongestants that include elevated blood pressure, sometimes cardiac hyper-excitability with palpitations or worse. Nasal decongestant like oxymetazoline may be effective (use carefully per insert) with less systemic effects. Good hydration helps to thin mucus as drainage through the sinus openings may cause pain. Guaifenesin can also help. ...Read more

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What can I take for a sinus headache while breast feeding? I have a stuffy nose, no cough nor congestion, just a terrible headache.

What can I take for a sinus headache while breast feeding? I have a stuffy nose, no cough nor congestion, just a terrible headache.

Water and Ibuprofen: Hello,

Sorry you're feeling badly. Hard to get enough sleep to stay healthy when you are caring for an infant. You can try Ibuprofen 400mg and drink lots of water. I hope you feel better soon! ...Read more

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Experiencing a lot of pain more in my left side of my face around eyes, nose and constant headache. I suffer with sinus problems but this is worse than I had previously taken nasal spray and naproxen?

Experiencing a lot of pain more in my left side of my face around eyes, nose and constant headache. I suffer with sinus problems but this is worse than I had previously taken nasal spray and naproxen?

See a doctor: Please consult a doctor especially ENT. If you had chronic sinus problem you may have infection that requires oral antibiotics to clear sinus infection. You may need imaging of your sinuses to role out the diagnosis. Yes, sinus problem could cause pain around the eye, nose and headache. ...Read more

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Having what feels like sinus headache. Can breath through nose just fine. Drainageclear, sinus rinse is clear. Sinusi nfection meningitis? I'm worried

Having what feels like sinus headache. Can breath through nose just fine. Drainageclear, sinus rinse is clear. Sinusi nfection meningitis? I'm worried

No fever?: Probable viral URI. I suggest the following: Force fluids x 8-10 glasses/day: 50% electrolyte rich fluids, 50% clear broth, bullion, consume. Warm water gargles, nasal saline mist, hot tea and honey,
Hot steam showers, Cold-Eze Lozenges, Tylenol 1-2 TABLETS every 4-6 hours as needed for fever greater than 100. Tea with dark brown honey OK to use Robitussin DM 1-2 tsp. Every 4-6 hrs. As needed. ...Read more

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What is a good way to cure a sinus headache?

What is a good way to cure a sinus headache?

Vicks: The best treatments are nasal decongestants, mucolytics, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. One thing that I do when I get sinus pressure headaches is to rub Vicks on my forehead. Give it a try! It works for me. If these don't help then it would be good to get checked out. ...Read more

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What could I do to help relieve my sinus headache?

What could I do to help relieve my sinus headache?

See below: Important interventions include a nettie pot, decongestants, antibiotics if indicated. ...Read more

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What's the difference between a migeane and sinus headache?

What's the difference between a migeane and sinus headache?

Headaches: Migraine headaches are normally one sided and caused by spasm of arteries supplying that part of brain. On the other hand sinus headaches are caused by congestion and infection of sinuses. Migraine headaches are treated with medications help relax those arterial spasms and sinus headaches are treated with decongestants and antibiotics. ...Read more

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Why might someone get a sinus headache when it is really bright outside?

Why might someone get a sinus headache when it is really bright outside?

Because it ISN'T...: I hear it all the time: "I got sinus, doc." It's wrong. That's a myth perpetrated back in the decades of "postnasal drip" i.e. the 50s & 60s by the advertisers of Dristan. 99% of all "sinus" headaches - aren't. They're mostly migraines. If you have radiological proof of sinusitis and your pain goes away if it's treated, then you're entitled to the diagnosis of sinus headaches. Otherwise, not. ...Read more

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What's a good way to cure congestion and sinus headache?

What's a good way to cure congestion and sinus headache?

Vicks: The best treatments are nasal decongestants, mucolytics, tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin. One thing that I do when I get sinus pressure headaches is to rub Vicks on my forehead. Give it a try! It works for me. If these don't help then it would be good to get checked out. ...Read more

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What should I do to relieve my sinus headache I have a sinus cyst?

What should I do to relieve my sinus headache I have a sinus cyst?

See below: A sinus cyst may develop as a result of a sinus infection. To relive sinus headaches you should make sure there is no underlying allergy. Skin testing would be helpful. Medicines to reduce a sinus headache/allergies include steroid nasal sprays, antihistamines, mucinex, (guaifenesin) decongestants if there is no high blood pressure, and saline sprays. ...Read more

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It happens that a sinus headache cause pain in the top of your head?

It happens that a sinus headache cause pain in the top of your head?

Possible: Many times pain could radiate to other area from its origin, or coudl be waht we call referred pain, like gallbladder pain to the shoulder as an example. ...Read more

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What do I do to get rid of a sinus headache?

What do I do to get rid of a sinus headache?

First, diagnosis: In general, headache as the only symptom is rarely the result of rhino-sinusitis. The classical symptoms of sinusitis are nasal congestion, nasal obstruction, yellow nasal discharge, fullness or pressure below the eyes and pain or fullness between the eyes.
You get rid of sinusitis by first making the diagnosis and determining whether it is viral or bacterial. Then you can get rid of headache. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for a bad sinus headache?

Stress HA = migraine: Although it feels like the sinuses, your headaches are probably migraines. Migraine pain can sometimes feel "sinusy". Sinuses generally don't cause headaches. In cases like yours, patients are usually placed on a preventative agent taken daily to reduce the pain, and an acute agent (ie a triptan ie imitrex) to take when the headache comes. You may also have rebound/medication overuse headache. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have a migraine or a sinus headache?

How can I tell if I have a migraine or a sinus headache?

CT of head/sinuses: A good clinical exam can usually distinguish a migraine from sinusitis. The definitive exam for sinusitis is a ct of the sinuses. A ct of the head is important for migraine.... But usually a good exam by a neurologist can determine if you have migraines. ...Read more

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How to tell if I have a tension headache or sinus headache?

Position of ache: Sinuses are hollow spaces around your nose. Sinus headaches are due to either infection in sinuses or inflammation due to allergies, it has diurnal variation at times and at times becomes worse with position. You will feel ache with pressure on sinuses. Tension headaches are due to stress, and it comes on when one is stressed. It is like a band of ache over your head or around forehead & temples. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain = discomfort in cavities in the head & face. This may be due to congestion or infection of the sinuses. See this article on sinus ...Read more