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Elixsure Congestion Medication
Depends on cause: For typical cold symptoms, liquefying congestion w/ saline nasal spray & drinking fluids can help; otc cough preps should suffice. For more severe cough, rx w/ Codeine may b needed. For chronic cough, stop smoking, see doc for possible COPD meds. For cough d/t reflux, try otc acid blocker or see doc. For deep, productive coughs, see doc: may need antibiotics & more. Best med is one that works. ...Read more
Had chest congestion 2 weeks ago & don't know that its gone or not. During the 5 day medication got cough & cold. I can feel cough in my chest?
ACUTE BRONCHITIS: Your symptoms are consistent with acute bronchitis. You need to be reevaluated labs and CXR done to rule out pneumonia. You will probably need a different course of antibiotics and a nebulizer to give deeper penetration for medication Please get evaluated promptly! If wheezing progressive a course of steroids may be tried ...Read more
Treat your allergy: The dose of thyroid medication you are on does not limit medications for your nose. Start with irrigating your nose with saline. If your nose is acutely congested, you can use a nasal decongestant such as oxymetazloline (Afrin) for 3-4 days. You need to use a nasal steroid for the long haul. OTC Nasacort (triamcinolone) is available, all others are by prescription. Again, no nasal decongestant beyond 4-5 days. ...Read more
I have tried over-the-counter medications for sinus congestion yet nothing seems to work. Any ideas?
Sinus congestion: Try irrigating your nose with saline or hypertonic saline. Regular saline is a mixture or one teaspoon kosher salt to one quart of water, tap or boiled. It does not matter. For hypertonic and more congestion add 3 tsp salt to one quart of water. 50 cc each nostril 4 times a day. You can add some baking soda, a pitch, for better ph balance. Good luck. ...Read more
Pharmacist: We cannot recommend specific products, but there are numerous ones available. Your friendly pharmacist will help you out. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
I am having a terrible cold and high fever and congestion in the chest. What medication should I take?
Is there anyway to relieve nasal congestion without the use of medication? It makes me too drowsy.
Nasal congestion may be the result of allergic rhinitis, non-allergic rhinitis, overuse of over the counter sprays.
It sounds like you are taking a sedating antihistamine. As always, diagnosis precedes treatment. See an ENT doctor for a proper diagnosis and treatment. In the meantime try saline (warm salt water) irrigations. ...Read more
What over-the-counter medication should I use for ear pain due to congestion (liguid in the ear)?
Nasal blockage: Try a nettie pot first. You are alreadt taking an otc antihistamine with decongestent. Avoid neosynephrine (phenylephrine) or afrin. They can cause rebound swelling, overusage and dependence. If it doesn't clear quickly seek medical treatment because this can lead to permenent problems including balance and loss of hearing. ...Read more
Can I use the vapor steam liquid medication inside the warm steam vaporizer to clear my 5 month old chest congestion? Or should I use plain water.
Plain: If it stinks/has any odor, it is actually irritating to babies airway and potentially harmful. Plain water produces a moistening steam that soothes the airway. ...Read more
My babies complain of common cold how can I treat them without medication (they are 6 months) there is no fever just runing nose and congestion?
Saline: Cold meds we use as adults or with older kids reduce drainage by using meds that dry ; thicken the drainage. Babies are dependent on narrow nasal passages that will block with thickened drainage. Your best rx for infants is to use generous amounts of saline nose wash and occasional suction to keep their nasal passages clear. Clean it as often as needed ; avoid all the stuff for old kids. ...Read more
Just the opposite: Sinusitis or inflammation of the paranasal sinuses (there are 4 paired sinuses) does not cause nasal congestion. The opposite is true. That is, nasal congestion leads to sinus inflammation. It is true that they very often occur together, but the nasal congestion is the first event. Otc treatment may include saline (salt water) irrigations of the nose, a netti-pot and a decongestant. ...Read more
Is it okay if I use a saline solution for nasal congestion while I am on benzonatate? The medication said may cause nasal congestion.
After finish antibiotics, cough syrup prednisone medications to treat bronchitis, is it normal after 1 week to feel chest congestions and cough again?
Yes: However it is important to get in touch with our prescribing doctor. Something should get better by now examples--- shortness of breath, sputum production, sputum color etc. The respiratory epithelium is replaced by an young immature epithelium (lining of the breathing tubes) as a part of the healing process. It is very sensitive to stimuli resulting in prolonged cough (upto 6 weeks). ...Read more
None: There are no effective medications worth the risk of taking or of adequate efficacy in treating CMV infection. ...Read more
My 30 mo old has a terrible cold congestion runny nose and fever is there an OTC medication that is safe to give him?
Can I take these two medications together for my cough/congestion and allergies? Allegra (fexofenadine) d and Robitussin-DM
Yes you can.: Take them alternately and not at the same time. ...Read more
After finishing antibiotics, cough syrup, prednisone medications to treat bronchitis, is it normal after 1 week to feel chest congestion and cough?
Not necessarily: But some remaining secretions can cause it. Get fluids, vit c, mucolytics for 3 more days if not better get medical assistance. ...Read more
What can you do for nasal inflamation (congestion) outside of common allergy medication. Nasal sprays don't agree with me, sinus rinses don't help.?
Have you been tested: Nasal congestion can be allergic or nonallergic. If you are allergic, you have lots of options, like avoiding triggers, different prescription allergy meds, or even allergy shots. You need to be allergy tested to see if any these can help. If you are nonallergic, then the best medicines are nasal sprays, although decongestants like pseudo Ephedrine can help. ...Read more
Will Patanase nasal spray thicken mucous/dry me up? What medications do you recommend for frequent nasal congestion?
Is having a sinus infection at least once every month something I need to see a specialist for? Allergies, on medication, have been on antibiotics and get another sinus infection soon after going off antibiotics, headaches, sinus drainage, congestion, mal
Seeing: Seeing a specialist is an appropriate option to see if there are treatments that would be helpful to you in reducing your frequency of infection. These options may include further allergy treatment including allergy testing and immunotherapy, further allergy medications, as well as sinus surgery if medical management does not provide you relief. An ENT can help you with each of these. ...Read more
My doctor says I have an ear infection caused by congestion. On medication&recieved a shot. My ear was unaudible since 2days ago&now my right. Help?
Common: For a true middle ear infection to occur you must have some fluid accumulation in the middle ear space. That fluid drops hearing perception by around 40%. The fluid buildup that led to problems in one side will often involve both over time. It takes a week or so to kill the germs and sometimes weeks for the fluid to leave & hearing to return to normal. ...Read more
What is good medication to buy for congestion and itchy soar throat it hurts when coughing and I feel the congestion and my spit is yellow?
Anti allergic: An anti allergic medication will help. Steam too will help. ...Read more
Would a simple virus cause my chest pain to worsen. I am taking augmenting allergy medication and nasal spray can I take mucinex for chest congestion?
Help. What's the most effective de congestion method or medication over the counter or home remedies? Day2ofColdNose stuffed forehead hurts sore throat
Remedies: Cold Tips: For sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * For congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**For hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * Add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to Chamomile tea. ...Read more
Hey I wanted to ask wat over the counter medication you can recommend for the following symptoms of a bad cold: phlegm, chest pain caused by frequent coughing, minimal nasal congestion, no fever?
Time: Usually this is caused by a viral upper respiratory infection. As such it is self limited. Use analgesics and stay well hydrated. If it is a chronic problem (more than 10-14 days) then see your doctor for assessment and treatment. Otc treatments are not effective and may be harmful. ...Read more
Should I be worried about ear infection? I already went to the doctor and got the medication to take care of my ear infection. But I have a bad cold as well and sinus congestion. I had to blow my nose and felt as though something was coming out of my ear
Your symptoms are very common for an upper respiratory tract infection--usually viral and will go away after 10-14 days. An ear infection can also be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, an antibiotic should help it heal faster. Nasal congestion can lead to ear problems due to swelling of the eustachian tube that normally equalizes pressure in the middle ear.
Even after the cold has resolved, the ear symptoms can last for weeks. Afrin can help, but only take it as directed for 3 days. Then stop it no matter how your nose feels--it can quickly become habit forming as your nose learns to rely on it rather than its own mechanisms to decongest. Sudafed or other decongestants can help, but have the same potential for addiction (less likely than afrin) for those who stay on it for too long. ...Read more