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Sinus drainage/hacky cough that won't stop - 10 weeks. Have seen allergist & ENT. Have Nexium (esomeprazole) & Zantac & had my BP med changed. sinus CT clear - Help?

Sinus drainage/hacky cough that won't stop - 10 weeks. Have seen allergist & ENT. Have Nexium (esomeprazole) & Zantac & had my BP med changed. sinus CT clear - Help?

Meds: "had my BP med changed"..... are you on an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor (e.g. Lisinopril and many others). These meds cause an annoying cough in about 10% of users that will never go away until you stop the med. ...Read more

Dr. James Chapman
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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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What is best for sinus drainage?

What is best for sinus drainage?

Treat congestion: You should treat your nasal congestion to help your sinuses clear out. If you have allergies, see an allergist and get tested and treated. An over the counter preparation called sinus buster also helps with sinus congestion, worth a try. ...Read more

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What's the best OTC med to take for sinus drainage?

What's the best OTC med to take for sinus drainage?

There are: a number of them. Sudafed is the most common. HOWEVER I note you are taking THYROID medication therefore I would check the use of ANY oral decongestant with your Health Care Provider! Hope this helps Dr Z ...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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Chronic sinus drainage?

Chronic sinus drainage?

Pain: As a year long allergy sufferer, i can understand this problem first hand. Post nasal drip is annoying to you and frustrating to treat for us. Please humidify te air you breathe at night and try to keep your nose from getting stuffed up an inflammed. It may take weeks to settle down. ...Read more

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Why do i cough so hard when its sinus drainage?

Why do i cough so hard when its sinus drainage?

Irritation: The drainage down the back of your throat causes irritation that your body wants to get rid of leading to your cough reflex. ...Read more

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Can you taste or smell your own sinus drainage?

Can you taste or smell your own sinus drainage?

Sinus drainage: It really depends...If your sinus drainage is not infected or excessive, you may very well not even notice it at all. However, if it is infected or excessive or caused by allergies, you may certainly smell or even taste it. If your mucous is also thick because of being a little dry, this can cause the mucous to collect into a mucous plug or ball and these, too, can be easier to smell or taste. ...Read more

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What would be great for a cough due to sinus drainage?

What would be great for a cough due to sinus drainage?

Cough due to sinus : You can use delsym for the cough. For the post nasal drip, try sudafed 1 to 2 tabs three times a day. If you have high blood pressure try 1 pill instead of two. Feel better! ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more