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Dr. Corey Clay
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Rhinitis (Definition)

This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more


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I have bad seasonal allergies where i can't breathe through my nose & have a runny nose. Claritin (loratadine) doesn't work. What can I do to treat & prevent it?

I have bad seasonal allergies where i can't breathe through my nose & have a runny nose. Claritin (loratadine) doesn't work. What can I do to treat & prevent it?

Allergies: Nasal congestion and discharge have a variety of causes. It is worthwhile to visit with your local ENT for allergy testing, an exam and trial of nasal sprays like corticosteroid sprays, antihistamine sprays, or other medications that will dry your nose up gently and safely. You can pick up a nasal saline spray in the meantime. Get an air purifier for home, use a hepa vacuum cleaner and avoid rugs. ...Read more

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Husband has bad allergies. Congested, runny nose. Claritin doesn't help, zyrtec makes him dizzy, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) makes him hungover. What else will help?

Husband has bad allergies. Congested, runny nose. Claritin doesn't help, zyrtec makes him dizzy, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) makes him hungover. What else will help?

Seasonal allergies: Treatment of allergic rhinitis will be based on the severity of the symptoms. Intra nasal steroids ( like Flonase or nasonex) would be considered in the treatment. You can also try allegra. In severe cases we might start oral steroids. ...Read more

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Can i give my 5 yr old 38 lbs, Advil and Claritin (loratadine) ? She feels warm and has a runny nose

Reconsider meds: Just because she feels warm does not mean you need to give her medicine. She may not even be running a fever, but even if she is, you don't have to give medicine for that. And claritan is really meant for allergies that cause a runny nose. If she has fever and runny nose, then she likely has a cold and not allergies so i would forego the claritan. She needs fluids, rest, humidity and TLC mostly. ...Read more

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I'm having allergies at night with an itchy runny nose, sneezing and congestion. Loratadine isn't working, what else could I try?

I'm having allergies at night with an itchy runny nose, sneezing and congestion. Loratadine isn't working, what  else could I try?

Allergies: The source of your allergies may be in your bedroom. You may be sensitive to the materials your sheets are made of, detergent you wash them in, your pillow, or even carpets and curtains. Use a hypoallergenic pillow, mild detergent, and wash or remove carpets and curtains. Avoid pets in the bedroom as you may be allergic to their dander. If no luck, get allergy testing to determine the source. ...Read more

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How do you treat a post nasal drip chronic cough/ no runny nose in a 6 year old. Have been giving Claritin and Flonase for 3 months with no relief. ?

How do you treat a post nasal drip chronic cough/ no runny nose in a 6 year old. Have been giving Claritin and Flonase for 3 months with no relief. 

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Depends: ARe you sure the chronic cough is due to post nasal drip? It could be caused by asthma or reflux. Also you may not be using the Flonase properly, make sure it is pointed outward toward ear and use consistently on a daily basis. Claritin might not be strong enough antihistamine. Have child checked by pediatrician or allergist. ...Read more

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If I've had a runny nose/cough especially at night can this kill me or turn into peunmonia? Been like this a week. Taking Claritin, (loratadine)Flonase,Benzonatate

If I've had a runny nose/cough especially at night can this kill me or turn into peunmonia? Been like this a week. Taking Claritin, (loratadine)Flonase,Benzonatate

Need to be examined: Your description fits an upper and lower airways inflammation, the cough, especially at night, is due to airway irritation and bronchospasm, could be viral, at any rate your doctor would prescribe some bronchodilator to relax your airways and you might need an antibiotic, wish you wellness ...Read more

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Been having a runny nose bad cough especially at night, Claritin (loratadine) hasn't been working. No fever, no chills, just cough and runny nose. What should I do?

Been having a runny nose bad cough especially at night, Claritin (loratadine) hasn't been working. No fever, no chills, just cough and runny nose. What should I do?

See doctor: Post-nasal drips is likely the most common cause for a chronic cough but you will need to be checked out for asthma also. Nasal steroid is usually more effective than Claritin in reducing the nasal symptoms -> improvement in your cough if asthma is not present. If your nasal discharge is often discolored, then sinusitis needs be ruled out. ...Read more

Dr. Ashraf Abdel Azeem
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Claritin (Definition)

Claritin is a non-sedating antihistamine which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Nayla Mumneh
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Runny Nose (Definition)

Mucus fluid from the nose, usually caused by ...Read more