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I have allergy symptoms year round and the biggest concern is constant post nasal drip, what is the most effective antihistamine for post nasal drip?

I have allergy symptoms year round and the biggest concern is constant post nasal drip, what is the most effective antihistamine for post nasal drip?

Nasal steroid: Nasal steroid will likely be more effective than any antihistamine. However one needs to rule out sinus infection as the cause also. If nasal steroid did not affect your drips after a week of daily use, consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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What is the following symptoms: mild trouble swallowing, coughing, nasal runoff, nasal congestion, a 101 fever for one night, and an irritated throat?

What is the following symptoms: mild trouble swallowing, coughing, nasal runoff, nasal congestion, a 101 fever for one night, and an irritated throat?

Viral cold/URI: Most like is a common cold which is often caused by viruses and only symptom-treatments is needed (treating cough, nasal congestions, fever etc..) as there is not antiviral medication for common cold--at least not yet..Common cold will go away with/out treatment, eventually. If your symptoms worsen, you may need to conult your doc to eval for possible strepthroat, tonsillitis etc... Good luck. ...Read more

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Is post nasal drip a symptom of hiv?

Is post nasal drip a symptom of hiv?

NO: Post-nasal drip is really common with allergies, hay fever or after a cold. I would suggest that you don't have unprotected sex as that is a risk for getting HIV and other stds and pregnant. ...Read more

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Is running nose a symptom of allergic rhinitis and/or sinusitis?

Is running nose a symptom of allergic rhinitis and/or sinusitis?

Usually: Usually, allergic rhinitis, but can also be from chronic sinusitis, the latter also associated with headaches around the affected sinuses. ...Read more

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Levmetamfetamine nasal inhaler generic Use this a couple of times during nite for congestion. Inside nose is red and sore! Is this med the cause?

Levmetamfetamine nasal inhaler generic  Use this a couple of times during nite for congestion. Inside nose is red and sore! Is this med the cause?

Could be: It can cause nasal irritation, or irritate the already inflamed nasal passages, hold it for now, use saline nasal washes, if problem persists, see your doctor ...Read more

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Day 13 of a cold. I feel fine but have mild congestion that's causing some post nasal drip &hence coughs. Is 13 days unusually long?

Day 13 of a cold. I feel fine but have mild congestion that's causing some post nasal drip &hence coughs.  Is 13 days unusually long?

Not for this one: I have seen many patients (particularly those who have exposure to young children) to have a cough for more than 3 wks from the viral infection. Yes it is uncommonly long but not for this virus. ...Read more

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Lots of post nasal drip for 2 months/mild facial swelling. Could be a sinus infection. Any solutions?

Lots of post nasal drip for 2 months/mild facial swelling. Could be a sinus infection. Any solutions?

A few things..: You can try a neti pot- rinsing out your sinuses can be very helpful. You may also try a short course of oral decongestants or an antihistamine with a decongestant in it (like Claritin-D). You could also benefit from a prescription nasal steroid- you may have chronic allergies causing your symptoms. Humidified air may help with the facial/sinus swelling. ...Read more

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Is coughing up a tinge of blood a side effect of nasonex (mometasone)? Just finished 2 rounds of antbiotics for infection. Used nasonex (mometasone) for fluid in ear.

Is coughing up a tinge of blood a side effect of nasonex (mometasone)? Just finished 2 rounds of antbiotics for infection. Used nasonex (mometasone) for fluid in ear.

Unlikely but possibl: Nasonex (mometasone) may cause nosebleeds in a small % of the patients especially with improper technique (aiming towards the center instead of the sides). Thus post-nasal drainage may produce blood-streaked mucus. On the other hand, it is unusual to have blood-tinged sputum from it. Sinusitis can also cause bleeding but again not a common issue. Talk to your doc if the problem persists for more than a week. ...Read more

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Is a new skin rash with chest and nasal congestion in a 4 year old with eczema cause for alarm?

Is a new skin rash with chest and nasal congestion in a 4 year old with eczema cause for alarm?

Skin rash: Viral illness can cause the viral exanthema, rash that is common in small children, exacerbation of eczema or bacterial super-infection can be possibility here as well. I would suggest to visit your pediatrician to be sure. ...Read more

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Is nasal spray safe to use for a 4 month old that is nasaly congested, who already has a diagnosis of mild laryngo, trachea, broncho - malacia? Thanks

Is nasal spray safe to use for a 4 month old that is nasaly congested, who already has a diagnosis of mild laryngo, trachea, broncho - malacia?

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Only saline: Don't use any other type of nasal sprays in a child without direct recommendation from your doctor. Other sprays can have significant side effects in children. By the way, and otherwise normal child does not have malacia of the whole respiratory tree. It doesn't happen. ...Read more

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Is a runny nose a sign of your congestion breaking up?

Is a runny nose a sign of your congestion breaking up?

Generally not: There is no mechanism that increases nasal secretions when congestion goes down. Many people notice this, however. The best way to tell that congestion is improving is that it's easier to breathe through your nose. Ipratropium nasal spray from your physician will help if the runny nose is bothersome. ...Read more

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Pressure in forehead upon standing, clear nasal congestion, a lot of post nasal drip. Head feels wobbly. Is this common for a sinus problem?

Pressure in forehead upon standing, clear nasal congestion, a lot of post nasal drip. Head feels wobbly. Is this common for a sinus problem?

Yes: Although usually the pressure in the head thing is worse with bending over, as in from standing position, bending over at the waist and touching your feet or the floor. To relieve this, start with an otc antihistamine of your choice (claritin, etc) with a decongestant (if no hi blood pressure) and follow up with your dr. If no better after a few days. If needed, your dr. Can rx nasal steroids. ...Read more

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Is fev1 of 74% acceptable for a 64 year old male? Could be a sign of asthma or copd?

Is fev1 of 74% acceptable for a 64 year old male? Could be a sign of asthma or copd?

FEV1 and COPD: 74% is low. Normal is at least 80%. This could indicate asthma or COPD depending on your history and symptoms. Go see the doctor who ordered your test. ...Read more

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Septoplasty/Turbinate reduction 2 years ago-still constant significant crusting. 1 side of nose blocked again. Empty Nose Syndrome? Is there treatment

Septoplasty/Turbinate reduction 2 years ago-still constant significant crusting. 1 side of nose blocked again. Empty Nose Syndrome? Is there treatment

Need followup exam: Nasal crusting after surgery can mean several things depending on the original indication for surgery. There can be treatment for crusting however. ...Read more

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Constant post nasal drip, occasional big mucus scab draining too, using nasobec aqueous for 9 months but no difference? (i was born with no adenoids)

Constant post nasal drip, occasional big mucus scab draining too, using nasobec aqueous for 9 months but no difference? (i was born with no adenoids)

Post nasal drip: If you have a mucus scab thats draining, you may have an infection that needs to be taken care of. Try using salt water nasal flushs several times a day. Try taking antihistamines twice daily as well. ...Read more

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Persistent itchy and sore throat after 7 days on Flonase generic II sprays en qd for my 9yr old is this normal or possible reaction to med ?

Persistent itchy and sore throat after 7 days on Flonase generic  II sprays en qd for my 9yr old is this normal or possible reaction to med ?

No ; No: You need to check with your doctor again but in the meanwhile be sure to aim the Flonase towards the outward side of the nose and not the center. If necessary, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Has had mucus in back of throat for weeks w/ throat irritation.. This that a sign of hiv.. Idk if its post nasal drip b/c my nose is never stopped up?

Has had mucus in back of throat for weeks w/ throat irritation.. This that a sign of hiv.. Idk if its post nasal drip b/c my nose is never stopped up?

HIV is hard to get: There is nothing in your question that would indicate any reason to even put HIV on the last of possible problems. New HIV infection does not have mucous in the back of throat as a symptom! ...Read more

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Can untreated deviated septum cause constant mucus in chest? Is this post nasal drip? How is this treated? It's affecting my breathing substantially.

Can untreated deviated septum cause constant mucus in chest? Is this post nasal drip? How is this treated? It's affecting my breathing substantially.

Post nasal drip: Post nasal drip is not caused by a deviated septum. Rather it is caused by allergic rhinitis or even GERD. You can have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have a cold or stuffy runny nose, coughing, mucus or nasal drip, chest congestion and wheezing for months on end? Doesn't seem normal!

Is it normal to have a cold or stuffy runny nose, coughing, mucus or nasal drip, chest congestion and wheezing for months on end? Doesn't seem normal!

You are right: It is not normal. With this history, your symtoms sounds like chronic nasal allergy and asthma, but you need to see a doctor to take your history and fully evaluate your condition. Wheezing for months on end can lull a person into thinking it's normal. It is not, and untreated asthma can become life-threatening. Of course, it could be something else. Please see a doctor this week! ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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