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Lisinopril Post Nasal Drip
Post nasal drip is a term used to describe the common symptoms of sore throat and cough in the presence of a runny nose with sufferers experiencing a worsening of symptoms at night with mild relief during the day. Allergies or nasal/sinus infection cause excess mucous to "drip" into the throat when lying down resulting in congestion, irritation, and inflamation of ...Read more
Can you take anything to relieve dryness and post nasal drip from Lisinopril? How long does it take to clear
What to do asap for dry nasal passages no moisture at all outside in cool air can breath am being treated for high blood pressure and COPD taking plavix, lisinopril, metoprolol, simmvistatin and terazosin. Recently started spireva and pro air inhalers but
I'm on lisinopril hctz (hydrochlorothiazide) 12.5 mg and adderall it 60 mg could these two together be drying my nose giving me hard burgers and scabs in nose? Advice?
Possibly, slightly: Adderall, (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) has some mild nose-drying (diminishing secretions) tendencies, but the other medicines don't especially. But it would be most useful to review this with your prescribing doctor, since you are getting some annoying symptons. ...Read more
Have frequent nose bleeds from time to time. Am on atenolol, lisinopril and flecainide for mild arrhythmia. Are the two related?
Not related: Your nose bleeds are most likely a result of nasal dryness. We do see an increase of nose bleeds in patients with high blood pressure, but your medicines should be controlling that. Keep the nose moist with saline spray and a little daily vaseline. This will likely be helpful. If persists, see an ENT to make sure no large superficial vessels that could be cauterized. ...Read more
Not usually: Post nasal drip typically causes throat discomfort and throat clearing. Crackles generally refers to lung sounds where there is fluid in the alveoli (most distal part of the lung where gas exchange takes place). Crackles is common in pneumonia and "interstitial lung diseases.". ...Read more
Take...: Try to take an over the counter anti allergy medication daily. Try the 24 hr non drowsy version daily and see if it helps after a week or two. If it doesn't you may want to confer with your physician for other options. ...Read more
Different reasons: The most common reasons for postnasal drip (pn hereandafter) are colds, allergies, chronic sinus inflammation, esophageal reflux, especially in small kids, polyps (nasal). Try neti pot sinus rinses. That seems to help a lot. Simple anti-allergy meds - allegra, zyrtec, claritin. If reflux is a case, may try acid reducers - zantac, (ranitidine) prilosec, etc. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Throat clearing is from gastric reflux, post nasal drip, too dry saliva, retained throat secretions because the pharynx can't clear them, pharyngeal diverticulitis, foreign body sensation from globus, habit, chronic nasopharyngitis, and others. It rarely indicates a serious condition but I would be most concerned if there is coughing or choking with swallowing, hoarseness, or abnormal swallowing. ...Read more
Depends on the age: Babies who are younger than two years old generally are treated with nasal saline sprays because they are safest for the younger age group. In older children (over 2), nasal anti inflammatory sprays like Nasonex (mometasone) may be used. Sometimes these sprays are used off label for younger children as young as one year old. ...Read more
Post nasal drip:
Post nasal drip may due to rhinitis, sinusitis, gastro-esopahageal reflux, allergies; find the cause and treat it.
For example allergies can be treated with antihystamine (loratadine, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) cetirizine), reflux can be treated with antacid (ranitidine, omeprazole, lansoprazole), see a doc to find the cause. ...Read more
Find the cause: Post-nasal drainage is the result of excess mucus production from the nasal lining or the paranasal sinuses. Thus, allergic rhinitis, sinusitis have to be ruled out. The simple answer to your question is find the cause. Then you can be appropriately treated. Remember the normal nose secretes about a quart of mucus a day and we usually swallow it. Think gerd as another possibility.. ...Read more