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Claritin Nasal Spray
Every day I have watery eyes, itchy skin, sneezing constantly due to allergies. I've tried Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin, nasal spray fluticasone, and Zyrtec?
See an allergist: See an allergist who can help you identify what you are allergic to, if it is allergies, and help prescribe a combination of medications that will control your symptoms. ...Read more
Child strep and bad mucous cough. Antibiotics for 3 days still has fever. Doc prescribed claritin nasal spray and inhaler for rhonchi, why claritin?
Good question: I am not aware of a nasal spray containing Claritin. Even then it would not have done that much for nasal congestion or the cough That the fever is still present after 3 days of antibiotic points more to a viral infection which often causes coughing and wheezing in children especially before age 3. ...Read more
Per urgent care md, I have fluid in my ear. Taking Claritin and nasal spray. 48 hrs later, I continue to feel dizzy, is this normal?
I'm allergic to dust mites and get a lot of mucus in throat and sore throats is there any medicine that can help these symptoms? I already tried taking mucinex, claritin, Veramyst nasal spray, and a saline nose rinse and nothing is helping at all. Also,
How: How do you know you are allergic? If the exposure is alot, medication may not help. There may be other issues going on causing your symptoms. Have you spoken to an allergist and have you considered allergy shots? ...Read more
I'm 33 weeks pregnant. I have a cold. I took Claritin, saline nasal spray and cough drops. Now my temperature is 99.3 f. And I feel tiredness.
Less is better:
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 (acetaminophen) 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. Claritin is safe, but not mandatory. ...Read more
My 13 yr old daughter who weighs 102 lbs. Took Claritin and Veramyst nasal spray at 12 p.M. Can I give her nyquil tonight before bed?
Yes: These medicines work by different mechanisms and would be fine to give. ...Read more
I can't taste. I've used nasal spray, Claritin and mucinex (guaifenesin). Is there anything I can do to taste again?
As you already know most of taste is actually smell and lack of this can be quite a downer for your quality of life
See your dr. Or a specialist if you haven't already. It could be caused by reversible conditions like airflow obstruction due to polyps or a sinus infection. In some cases the sense organ has been damaged by recurrent infections. ...Read more
Hello there, I have constant thick sticky mucous rusty tinged behind my uvula and in my throat. I've cultured them and it's serratia and staph, been on cipro without help. I also take Claritin and do saline nasal spray daily. I have low igG. Thank you?
Low IgG: With the picture depicted, you need to be evaluated by allergy / immubology service at a tertiary care hospital, (a university hospital or a teaching hospital), you most probably have an immunodeficiency problem for whatever reason, you might need admission and IV antibiotics to clear the infection and manage the condition from there, goodluck ...Read more
Hello. I wish to combine a nasal spray (beclometasone diproprionate) with a an antihistamine tablet (loratadine). Will this be safe enough? Thanks.
Yes: There should be no problem with these ...Read more
Can I take 10mg of loratadine and use fluticasone nasal spray? I need immediate relief from these horrible allergies! Got a long day outside on tap!
Yes: Loratidine and fluticasone nasal spray are effective when used together. If this is not effective, adding an intranasal antihistamine (rx), such as azelastine (astelin) or olpatadine (patanase) is an option. Dymista is a combination of fluticasone and azelastine and works quickly. None of these products should adversely affect asthma or your current medications. ...Read more
I've used nasal spray and have taken Claritin and mucinex (guaifenesin). is there anything I can do to taste again?
Need diagnosis: Loss of the sense of taste frequently accompanies loss of smell. The latter is due to dysfunction of the olfactory nerves. Claritin, an antihistamine, and a nasal steroid spray will not help. You have to find out why you have lost your sense of smell. Nasal endoscopy needs to be performed and if roof of nose is normal, consult a neurologist. ...Read more
I have been taking Claritin and sudafed pe together and doing a nasal spray my nose won't stop running help?
Try something else: Neither Claritin (loratadine) nor Sudafed should have enough anticholinergic effect to stop a runny nose if that is the primary problem. Chlorpheniramine is an older generation antihistamine that may help, but beware of warnings on the label. Sinus saline irrigation may help more than you'd think. Otherwise, need to discuss with a physician to better characterize your rhinitis to guide effective treatment ...Read more
Can adderall or Afrin nasal spray or a generic form of claritin d cause a positive methamphetamine result on a drug test?
Pseudoephedrine: Since the D in Claritin had been used to manufacture methamphetamine, I would suspect that it will produce a positive drug test. As for Afrin nasal spray, it is difficult to tell since any absorption would be minor and thus likely detectable only with extremely sensitive method. I hope other members in this panel will jump in on this topic. ...Read more
I have taken 10mg loratadine and a fluticasone propionate nasal spray. In the same day can I take Atarax for help sleeping?
Mixing meds: There should be no issues taking Atarax (hydroxyzine) along with Loratidine (Claritin) and fluticasone (nasonex). The Loratidine is a non sedating anti histamine where as the atarax is a sedating one - that has been used off label for sleep. No issues - and if any should arise stop the Atarax. ...Read more
I use reactine and claritan for allergies. Would nasal spray be useful o only for sinus symptoms?
Yes: There are many nasal sprays that could be helpful. Saline sprays may help flush the nose out and let the cilia of the nasal lining work more effectively. Topical nasal steroids sprays have been shown to be some of the most effective nasal allergy medicines to treat chronic sinusitis and improve nasal congestion and drainage. There are topical antihistamine proven effective as well. ...Read more
Allergies: Vibrocil is not available in the U.S. It is used for common colds, acute and chronic rhinitis, seasonal (hay fever) and non-seasonal allergic rhinitis, acute and chroniand c sinusitis, pre- and postoperative care, adjuvant in cases of acute ear infection. It is a.Combination antihistamine and phenylephrine (decongestant). ...Read more
No longer available: This used to be available but was removed from the US market in 1995. The medication pitocin (oxytocin is the chemical) is used to help induce (initiate) labor in women and can help prevent bleeding after giving birth. There has been some data in the past that suggested intranasal (nose spray) Pitocin decreased stress hormone release in the elderly. ...Read more
No single best spray: Unfortunately, there's no single best spray for everyone in the States where HealthTap docs are located. It's even trickier to determine best spray for someone outside of States, in say UK. Saline sprays (salt water) are safe. Sinus rinses are fine as long as you don't use tap water. In States, some corticosteroid sprays are available OTC w/o prescription. Stay away from nasal decongestants sprays ...Read more
Talk with your doc: The best for nasal allergies is a corticosteroid nasal spray (flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, etc.) that must be prescribed by your doctor. These all work about the same, though some people may respond better to 1 vs another. Dryness can be helped by otc saline sprays. Otc nasal rinses (e.g. Neti pot) can help as well. Avoid using otc decongestant sprays for more than ~3 days at a time. See your md. ...Read more
If asking about the technique then refer to this link where it's explained nicely (too long to paste here): https://www. Drugs. Com/flonase.html
If asking in regards to dosage then either 1 puff/spray (50 mcg) in each nostril twice daily, or 2 puffs in each nostril once daily. ...Read more