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Sinus relief medications without decongestin benefit. What's wrong?

Sinus relief medications without decongestin benefit. What's wrong?

Congestion not it: If you are feeling a "sinus" type headache and are taking decongestants to relieve it without relief, it could be that these "sinus" type of headache str not related to your sinuses at all. It may be that these headaches are really tension or migraine type headaches. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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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Is there a safe sinus relief medication for a person with narrow angle glaucoma? I have had bilateral iridotomy

Is there a safe sinus relief medication for a person with narrow angle glaucoma? I have had bilateral iridotomy

It depends: Sometimes, despite iridotomies, the angle may remain narrow and any drugs that cause pupil dilation, either systemic or nasal spray, can increase angle closure and cause elevated pressure. I will sometimes recommend a mild nasal steroid if there is no evidence of infection. You need to consult with your eye surgeon as to the severity of your narrow angles and weigh risks/benefits of treatment. ...Read more

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I took medicine that contains acetaminophen (mucus and sinus relief)how long can I wait to switch medication that also contains acetaminophenn dayquil?

I took medicine that contains acetaminophen (mucus and sinus relief)how long can I wait to switch medication that also contains acetaminophenn dayquil?

4 hours minmum: First check to see if medication is long acting. If so, wait 6-8 hours if possible. Minimal time between different meds with same ingredient should be 4 hours. Do not exceed total of 3, 000mgs acetominophen per day. ...Read more

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Any home remedies for sinus relief?

Any home remedies for sinus relief?

Buffered saline wash: Mix sea salt and sodium bicarbonate in distilled water and boil, then allow to cool to room temperature and flush your nose and sinuses twice a day. If no relief, then move on from home remedies to medical evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What medicines are good for sinus relief?

What medicines are good for sinus relief?

Decongestants: Sinus congestion occurs due to an inflammatory response. This can be allergic or infectious. If it is infectious, antibiotics are necessary. If it is allergic, an immediate result can be achieved with decongestants such as sudafed. A more lasting result can be achieved with nasal steroid sprays which reduce or impair the body's inflammatory response and therefore, the congestion. ...Read more

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Are neti pots good for sinus relief?

Are neti pots good for sinus relief?

Neti pots help them: Neti pot use can be helpful to the sinuses. Not everyone needs them, and not everyone will agree, but they are a simple way to bring relief to a range of sinus symptoms. ...Read more

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Can you get high off of cold and sinus relief or nyquil?

Can you get high off of cold and sinus relief or nyquil?

Yes you can: You can and some people do, if you take excessive amount or mix them, it is not a good idea. ...Read more

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Can you take allergy relief and sinus relief together?

Can you take allergy relief and sinus relief together?

Depends: If both contain similar ingredients, then you may get an overdose of the medication. As for safety, we will need to know what the exact medications are to give you an answer. ...Read more

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Can people take panadol (acetaminophen) sinus relief and dicofenac together?

Can people take panadol (acetaminophen) sinus relief and dicofenac together?

Analgesics: I assume you mean Diclofenac which is an NSAID used for arthritic pain and swelling. Panadol is Tylenol (acetaminophen). They can be used together but why. Do you have fever that you are trying to manage with tylenol (acetaminophen)? Are you just trying multi-modality analgesic management? Panadol is not marketed in US, so we don't have first hand experience with it. ...Read more

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I took some Tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus relief and now I can't smell anything and can barely taste anything?

I took some Tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus relief and now I can't smell anything and can barely taste anything?

Time to see the Dr.: Your sinus infection has worsened to the point where you now need to see the Dr. Good luck. ...Read more

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I took equaline allergy relief pill 2 hrs ago. Think I'm getting a cold so I want to take cvs multi-sympton night time sinus relief. Can I take both?

I took equaline allergy relief pill 2 hrs ago. Think I'm getting a cold so I want to take cvs multi-sympton night time sinus relief. Can I take both?

Likely OK: However since both preparations contain antihistamines and I presume that the cvs product contains a decongestant as well, you may end up a little more drowsy or excited by taking both within 4 hrs. The stimulant effects may trigger an anxiety attack.
If nasal congestion is the primary concern, afrin nasal spray 2x daily for up to 5 days may be better tolerated. ...Read more

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Rebound effect Zicam sinus relief nasal spray 3 days in a row?

Rebound effect Zicam sinus relief nasal spray 3 days in a row?

Beware!: Otc decongestant sprays such as zicam, afrin, etc (oxymetazoline) can definitely cause rebound congestion typically after 5 to 7 days of use. This condition is called rhinitis medicamentosa, and long-term use of such medications can be difficult to treat. For severe cases, an allergist or ENT physician can recommend weaning protocols in conjunction with proper rhinitis therapy. ...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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I need advice on relief for sinus pain. What should I do?

Saline: Saline irrigations will help flush out the mucus and infection. ...Read more

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What is the best cold and sinus medication for someone with hbp?

What is the best cold and sinus medication for someone with hbp?

Avoid diphenhydramin: Use saline mist nasal sprays frequently. Avoid OTC products containing diphenhydramine. ...Read more

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Having surgery tuesday is it ok to take vicksburg dayguil sinus daytime?

Having surgery tuesday is it ok to take vicksburg dayguil sinus daytime?

Sure: I would have no issue with this if you were my patient. Just don't take anything like this the night before or the morning of your surgery. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have a bad sinus problem whenever I catch cold. Any suggestion on permanent relief for sinus?

I have a bad sinus problem whenever I catch cold. Any suggestion on permanent relief for sinus?

Sinuses: Your sinuses and nose are related, so you need to see an allergist to determine if your sinus problem is related to nasal allergies and maybe an ENT to assess the health of your sinuses. ...Read more

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I'm 16 and had migraines for months and tried many medication but they didn't work and ruled out sinus. What should I do next? What can it be?

I'm 16 and had migraines for months and tried many medication but they didn't work and ruled out sinus. What should I do next? What can it be?

Migraine treatment: Once a diagnosis of migraine has been made, effective management of migraine involves three specific strategies: 1) patient education, 2) nonpharmacological management, and 3) pharmacological (medical) management. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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In your experience, what is the best OTC Sinus Wash? I recently discovered Xlear and found a great deal of relief. What do you think about SinuPulse?

In your experience, what is the best OTC Sinus Wash? I recently discovered Xlear and found a great deal of relief. What do you think about SinuPulse?

Several options: In my experience, the brands of sinus wash or sinus rinse do not make any significant difference in terms of symptom relief. Some people prefer using neti pot while others prefer squeeze bottle sinus rinse. Remember to use distilled water when you rinse. ...Read more

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I have had constant sinus drainage for 18 years. Taken all kinds of sinus meds and found no relief. It gets worse when I have dairy. What's the cause.

I have had constant sinus drainage for 18 years. Taken all kinds of sinus meds and found no relief. It gets worse when I have dairy. What's the cause.

Sinus drainage: For patients that present with constant sinus problems and no medications seem to help, I usually consider imaging - looking for polyps or other sinus anatomical problems. I also like to get the input of an ENT (ear nose throat) doctor, and perhaps an allergist. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

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HAving scslp tendernedd and kinda like a headache. Have taken sinus and headache meds with no relief?

HAving scslp tendernedd and kinda like a headache. Have taken sinus and headache meds with no relief?

Infection?: The sinus and headache meds may or may not help depending on what is in the pill. If there has been trauma, this could cause. If you have a scalp infection this could also do it. If this persist and does not become self evident then see the doc. Does not sound like sinus. ...Read more

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What sinus medication can I take while breastfeeding?

What sinus medication can I take while breastfeeding?

A Neti Pot: Current recommendations from several authorites discourage the routine use of antibiotics now in sinus infections. A neti pot (using sterile water and a salt soltuion) is a safe and helpful treatment. ...Read more

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How to get relief from sinus?

How to get relief from sinus?

Steam: Steam is one way. Hot water over the face from the shower opens the sinuses for relief for a bit. Also some nasal sprays will help. If problems persist. See doctor ...Read more

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What is the best medication for sinus?

Sinus Trouble: This can depend on if this is a sinus infection or an allergic situation.

Given the season it is most likely allergies and then there are a two pronged approach and that is with a goon non-sedating antihistamine and a nasal steroid spray such as fluticasone. ...Read more

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Is tavist (clemastine) cold and sinus medication still available?

Is tavist (clemastine) cold and sinus medication still available?

TAVIST (CLEMASTINE): Yes it is available as brand name and generic clmastine,
in march 2011 fda approved it to be available over the counter without prescription. ...Read more