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How does sudafed affect your ear health?

How does sudafed affect your ear health?

May not: Sudafed (decongestant) and anti-histamines and steroids have been shown in the literature to not affect ear health (promote drainage). There might be anecdotal instances of them helping but generally they are not effective. ...Read more

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How does rhinocort and sudafed affect your ear health?

How does rhinocort and sudafed affect your ear health?

Can help: If you have eustachian tube dysfunction (problems equalizing ear pressure) those meds can sometimes help. Sudafed is not a good medication for long term use, however, especially if you have high blood pressure or a heart problem. Discuss with your doctor or ent. Those medicines will generally not affect balance problems or hearing loss which is not due to fluid build up on the ear. Best wishes. ...Read more

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If I don't take sudafed before a flight my ears drum will perforate how normal is this, what can I do?

Several things: Not normal, its eustacion tube dysfunction, the tube between nose and ears to balance pressure. Mucinex, (guaifenesin) chewing gum, lots of water, and saline nasal rinse all help as well. ...Read more

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Should i continue to take sudafed if my ears are not fully clear?

Should i continue to take sudafed if my ears are not fully clear?

Depends: If sudafed helps, you should as long as it does not produce side effects - insomnia, blood pressure etc. However since you have received only partial relief from sudafed, you should check with your doctor to get something more effective. Some times a plugged ear is not really a plugged ear at all. ...Read more

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What's better to get fluid out of ears, antihistamine or sudafed?

What's better to get fluid out of ears, antihistamine or sudafed?

Both: Often combined in same pill. A nasal cortisone spray can be added and is often the most effective. Fluticasone, etc, are now generic, OTC, and about $20. ...Read more

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Will sudafed relieve airplane ear clogging?

Will sudafed relieve airplane ear clogging?

It may.....: If it does not, need to see your otolaryngologist, . ...Read more

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Will sudafed help with ear infections?

Will sudafed help with ear infections?

Pseudofed: Hello, pseudofed is a decongestant that may be helpful to reduce congestion associated with an otitis media. It works by reducing the swelling at the opening of the eustachian tube in the back of the nose. An antibiotic may also be recommended. See your doctor if it's worsening. ...Read more

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How do I relieve ear pain pressure caused by sinusitus if i can't take sudafed?

How do I relieve ear pain pressure caused by sinusitus if i can't take sudafed?

Decongestant: Oxymetozaline ( afrin, dristan, nasivin, logicin, Vicks sinex, visine l.R., sudafed om, and zicam) can all help. Don't use more than several days in succession. You might also try nasal rinses with neti pot (ask your friendly pharmacist). Also, steroid nasal spray may help. ...Read more