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So allergic rhinitis is aggrivating my asthma horribly and making my lungs very hypersensitive. What is the best medicine for rhinitis/asthma?

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

Dr. John Chiu
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Rhinitis (Definition)

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


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Can I have any medicine for rhinitis? And why in uk they keep calling hay ferver? I'm pregnant

Can I have any medicine for rhinitis? And why in uk they keep calling hay ferver? I'm pregnant

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

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What is ayurvedic, or homeopathic medicine for chronic rhinitis?

What is ayurvedic, or homeopathic medicine for chronic rhinitis?

AYURVEDIC MEDICINE: 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

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What is a simple, ayurvedic, or homeopathic medicine for chronic rhinitis?

What is a simple, ayurvedic, or homeopathic medicine for chronic rhinitis?

Avoid dairy/gluten.: Super low or nonexistent estrogen levels in menopause can reduce immunity. Best treatment for that is cyclic bhrt. However, chronic rhinitis is frequently caused by a gluten or dairy sensitivity. ...Read more

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What is an ayurvedic, or homeopathic medicine for chronic rhinitis which may be due to menopause?

What is an ayurvedic, or homeopathic medicine for chronic rhinitis which may be due to menopause?

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

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Using Tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus medicine to combat Rhinitis caused by side effect from medication. Is that ok?

Using Tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus medicine to combat Rhinitis caused by side effect from medication. Is that ok?

Most likely: The only exception would be if you have uncontrolled high blood pressure. Tylenol (acetaminophen) Sinus has phenylepherine, which is a vasoconstrictor, and can increase blood pressure. Use with care if your BP is too high. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What medicine can treat a runny nose?

What medicine can treat a runny nose?

Rhinitis: Runny nose can be treated by any of the antihistamines available, prescription or non prescription. ...Read more

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What medicine will reduce my runny nose?

What medicine will reduce my runny nose?

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

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Sir, what is the best medicine for runny nose?

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

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What can be done about a runny nose without medicine?

Saline nasaal spray: Saline nasal spray or nasal rinses with a neti pot may help. If symptoms persist though you may need medicine. ...Read more

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What medicine is best for runny nose of a 4 years old child?

What medicine is best for runny nose of a 4 years old child?

Salt water nose drop: Salt water nose drops several times a day. Use vaporizer atnight and raise the matress. ...Read more

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My 7mos baby has runny nose, what medicine should I give her?

My 7mos baby has runny nose, what medicine should I give her?

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

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Why no medicine I have taken so far helps reduce my runny nose?

Why no medicine I have taken so far helps reduce my runny nose?

Runny nose: You could have allergic rhinitis. And there are medications to treat it. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What medicine can I buy my 8 month baby runny nose? '

What medicine can I buy my 8 month baby runny nose? '

Depends: If he has a cold, there is little you can do for a child of this age. If you suspect an allergic condition (more likely if either or both parents also suffer from allergic diseases) then an otc antihistamine may help. ...Read more

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What medicine is best for sinus drainae and runny nose?

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

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I'm on butran patches 10 mg, I have a runny nose all the time, what's the best medicine to take for it?

Claritin/Zyrtec: You can either try over the counter Claritin or zyrtec if that does not help you may need prescription nasal steroid after consulting your doctor. ...Read more

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My 4mth old son has had a runny nose and cough for a week. Been taking medicine. Cough getting worse. What could it be?

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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Can there be anyway to help with a runny nose without medicines and nasal sprays?

Sinus rinses: A nonmedicinal approach would be to try a sinus rinse using saline water. It will flush the allergens out of your nose. If your runny nose if from allergies, then allergy shots would most likely help as well. ...Read more

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My son is 11 months, & he is very congested and a runny nose with cough can I give him any cold medicine?

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

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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?

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?

Runny nose: Use a bulb syringe to suck out the mucus after you have used saline nose drops. Keep the vaporizer on. Elevate his mattress when he sleeps. Push fluids but go easy on the milk since it produces mucus. Use the saline nose drops at least four times a day. ...Read more

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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.

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

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What do I take for a runny nose and sneezing if I am on thyroud medicine?

What do I take for a runny nose and sneezing if I am on thyroud medicine?

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

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How long after drinking coffee can I take medicines for eg. Fever, runny nose?

How long after drinking coffee can I take medicines for eg. Fever, runny nose?

Depends: If you are taking somethings without a decongestant, there is no reaction with coffee. Decongestants on the other hand can make you shaky and raise your blood pressure and so does coffee. Having both is not such a good idea. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medicine is best for a runny nose with sneezing and an itch?

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

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Is there anything I can get from the grocery store or drug store for my runny nose until I can see a doctor?

Antihistamines: Antihistamines sometimes help with runny nose, especially the older ones such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and chlortrimeton. They're notorious for making people sleepy, though - don't plan on driving after taking them. ...Read more