Doctor insights on:
Can I Take Nasal Decongestant With Doxycycline
The right side of my nose is very tender like if it was black and blue but isn't. This started yesterday and caused a headache. I do take an over-the-counter nasal decongestant because my nose always feels stuffed up if i don't. Yesterday morning i woke
It : It is unclear on whether your otc decongestant is a nasal spray or pill. If it is a spray, i agree with dr. Funari that useage beyond 3-5 days can lead to rebound congestion ( rhinitis medicamentosa) and actually worsen your condition. If your nasal decongestant is in pill form (i.e., Pseudoephedrine containing) this will not create that type of condition. I also can not be sure where your tenderness is, but a common cause of nasal tenderness on the inside of the lower 1/3 of the nose ( nostril area ) is vestibulitis, or inflammation around a nasal hair follicle or oil gland. To be sure, and help with your nasal breathing difficulties, i would seek the advice of an ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No interactions: You can take these two medications together as there aren't any clear contraindications. ...Read more
How do I get relief from nasal congesgtion if I have a heart condition and can't take decongestants?
Antihistamine: The decongestant that you cannot take is phenylephrine. This medication can be sold individually or packaged with other medications when the label indicates "-d" such as claritin-d. Antihistamine, on the other hand, is not a problem for most patients with heart disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suggestions: Sudafed and afrin are safe decongestants, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and nasal steroids ok for allergy symptoms. Honey is a good cough suppressant. Oral steroids for severe allergy symptoms or oral narcotics for severe cough are ok. Best to clear any meds with OB or pediatrician. ...Read more
I take regular sudafed but its only unclogging one nostril. Are there any other nasal decongestants that are non drowsy?
Yes: The best decongestants are inhaled intranasal steroids and they are recommended for allergies. Sudafed is ok short term, the over the counter version "Afrin" can potentially cause rebound increased congestion. If this is chronic congestion, you should probably see a physician for Rx for intranasal steroids. They are non drowsy. ...Read more
I have had a really bad infection and am left with bad sinuses, is it advised to take nasal decongestant spray or will it make it worse?
You can, but: Don't exceed few days, then it might be worse if you continue as nasal decongestants may cause rebound congestion. Keep the saline nasal washes though, if problem continues, kindly see your doctor/ENT for evaluation, good luck ...Read more
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Can i take a nasal decongestant while breastfeeding?
- Can i take a decongestant with zyrtec?
- Can i take an antihistamine and a decongestant?
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Can i take a decongestant with allegra?
- Can i take a decongestant with a steroid?
- Can i take synthroid with doxycycline?
- Can i take zithromax with doxycycline?
- Talk to an allergist online for free