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Medicine For Rhinitis
So allergic rhinitis is aggrivating my asthma horribly and making my lungs very hypersensitive. What is the best medicine for rhinitis/asthma?
Treat both nose/lung: Using an antihistamine and a nasal corticosteroid spray for the nose. Using controller medications for lungs (ics spray, montelucast tablet and if severe an ics/laba combo inhaler) treatment before the allergic exposure works better. See your doctor so he can discuss these options with you. ...Read more
This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more
Hay fever or Not.: You can have allergic hay fever or non-allergic pregnancy runny nose. If you have non-allergic kind: elevate the head of your bed, nasal strips like breathe right, nasal saline rinses, otc pseudephedrine only if 14 weeks pregnant or more. Hayfever? Nasal saline rinses, steroid nasal spray, cromolyn nasal spray, pseudephedrine if 2nd-3rd trimester. Hope your nose feels happier soon. ...Read more
Is the traditional medicine of india, originating some 5, 000 yrs ago. It emphasizes on re establishing balance in the body through diet, lifestyle, exercise, and body cleansing, with improvements in the health of body, mind and spirit.
As far as how it makes chronic rhinitis better specificslly, I have not a clue. ...Read more
Great question: First, Ayurveda rarely recs a one size fits all answer-so this is hard to respond to- you would need a constitutional analysis to determine your dosha (mind body type) and imbalance. At peri and menopause we are all undergoing vata imbalance so you may be having edema as a response to dryness- try heating herbs- ginger, pepper, and grounding practices like sesame oil massage and shirodara. ...Read more
Using Tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus medicine to combat Rhinitis caused by side effect from medication. Is that ok?
Non-allergic motor-vaso rhinitis have been diagnosed with the above ailment, have been to 7 ENT mds and 4 internists, have tried every medicine there is and nothing helps. Runny nose, burning, teary eyes, can anybody help? Please?
After having seen so many docs and no cure it is clear that this is complicated!
you may need ct sinus or allergy testing.
See a great doc. ...Read more
Runny nose: It depends on the cause. For runny nose associated with allergy, then nasal steroids, nasal antihistamines and oral antihistamines work well. If you have non-allergic runny nose (often elderly people get this with eating) then a nasal spray called atrovent works best! If over the counter meds don't help, see your doctor. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: Clear discharge is a symptom that is common to allergy, irritation by very hot or cold air, viral infections, to name a few. Each condition responds differently to medication. If your runny nose is seasonal, allergy is more likely. You may try an over the counter antihistamine such as cetirizine, fexofenadine or loratadine. If they don't help and your nose continues to run, see a physician. ...Read more
It depends: If her nose has been running just for a few days, you may try nasal rinsing with saline. If she has had a runny nose for a long time and without fever, she may have allergies. Again, saline rinse would be helpful, but that you can try an otc antihistamine such as Cetirizine (zyrtec) syrup 1cc. If the runny nose continues, or requires daily medicine, see y our pediatrician or pediatric allergist. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: If your drainage and runny nose is from allergies it will respond best to nasal steroids like flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. Some of these products are approved down to age 2 so they are safe to use. Over the counter options such as zyrtec and Claritin may help with the runny nose for a short time but the effect won't last as long as the nose spray. Nasal steroids also help with nonallergic rhinitis. ...Read more
I'm on butran patches 10 mg, I have a runny nose all the time, what's the best medicine to take for it?
My 4mth old son has had a runny nose and cough for a week. Been taking medicine. Cough getting worse. What could it be?
What medicines??: There are NO cough/cold medicines approved for babies as young as yours. Please see your pediatrician ASAP for evaluation and to discuss appropriate interventions for a 4 month old. Saline nasal drops with bulb suctioning, cool mist humidifier in the baby's room are the usual starting points for managing a cold. If that is not adequate then further assessment by your child's doctor is required. ...Read more
I have a runny nose. Can u tell me what medicine can I use for it. Also, my baby he is 21 months has the cold like me. What can I do for him?
Several options: The easiest way to treat the symptom of runny nose is over the counter antihistamines (like Allegra (fexofenadine) or zyrtec). For your 21-month old, I would not use these medications (not approved for those less than age 2)--i would recommend having your baby see his pediatrician. ...Read more
What are the signs you are getting over sinisitus without medicine? It's been three weeks and I'm back to little pressure and a runny nose.
Signs of improvement: Signs you are getting better include no fever, reduced pain, clearing of any color to the secretions you may have been having, & generally feeling better. Often the rhinorrhea or runny nose doesn't improve much because there is an accompanying allergic or inflammatory increase in nasal secretions. Steroid nasal spray or non-sedating anti-histamines may be needed for the runny nose. Good wishes:) ...Read more
My son is 11 months, & he is very congested and a runny nose with cough can I give him any cold medicine?
Not recommended: Over the counter cough and cold preparations are not recommended in this age group. If his symptoms are just related to an uncomplicated cold, nasal saline and bulb suctioning the mucus will help reduce the cough. If the cough persists more than three weeks, or if the symptoms worsen, he should see his pediatrician. ...Read more
My son who is 13months have been suffering with cough and runny nose for a week now what's the best medicine or home remedy to give him?
How can you tell if it's a cold or allergies? I don't have any allergies but this runny nose won't leave. I've taken cold medicine which helps a bit.
Cold v allergy: If cold medicine (which usually contains an antihistamine) helps your runny nose, you likely have an allergy. A cold does not usually last for more than 10 days. Allergy is often associated with itching but never a fever as may happy with a cold. If you are still uncertain, see your doctor. ...Read more
Runny nose: Salt water drops can help. Otherwise just wait. ...Read more
Allergies: There are many safe medications for treatment of runny nose with sneezing, which is consistent with allergic rhinitis, especially if you see it as a pattern either seasonal or year round. You can start with otc antihistamine. Those are weak allergy mediations. If symptoms do not improve, you should some see a local allergist. ...Read more
Antihistamine: The symptoms you are describing are usually (but not always) due to allergies. An antihistamine (like benedryl, zyrtec, Claritin (loratadine) or allegra) is most likely to be helpful. Side effects (mostly sleepiness) are different for different antihistamines, so choose one appropriate to your needs. ...Read more