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Is it ok to take a nasal antihistamine and a nasal steroid? Or better to switch to a pill form of antihistamine if on a nasal steroid?

Is it ok to take a nasal antihistamine and a nasal steroid? Or better to switch to a pill form of antihistamine if on a nasal steroid?

Dymista: Now there is a medication that contains both a nasal antihistamine (azelastine) and a nasal steroid (fluticasone). It's nice to have choices as each individual may find what works best for them. ...Read more

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Dr. Paul Carter
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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more


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Have a deviated nasal septum, don't want surgery.Been causing post nasal drip & bad breath for years, taking nasal spray & antihistamine. Not helping.

Have a deviated nasal septum, don't want surgery.Been causing post nasal drip & bad breath for years, taking nasal spray & antihistamine. Not helping.

Reconsider : A deviated nasal septum can cause a lot of problems. My patients who have the surgery almost all wish they had it done sooner. Get in to see an ENT (maybe get a second opinion). He/she can give you more information pertinent to your case. Bad breathe and nasal drip can be a sign of sinusitis and if so, often needs antibiotics. So, a visit to a good ENT will be worthwhile. ...Read more

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What is the difference between nasal decongestant and antihistamine ? When do you use each med ? Which one is better ?

What is the difference between nasal decongestant and antihistamine ? When do you use each med ? Which one is better ?

Allergies: A nasal decongestant can be a nasal steroid, a nasal vasoconstrictor such as afrin and an oral decongestant such as pseudoephedrine. The nasal steroid is the safest long term option. The other 2 carry significant side effects. An antihistamine helps with the sneezing, runny nose and itching symptoms. ...Read more

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My son's only symptom is a stuffy nose, it has lasted for about 9 days I've done some nasal sprays and antihistamines. He's breathing out but not in?

My son's only symptom is a stuffy nose, it has lasted for about 9 days I've done some nasal sprays and antihistamines. He's breathing out but not in?

Humidity changes?: Nasal blockage while sleeping is often due to change in humidity in the inhaled air. It is associated with dryness from heater. Use of humidifier may help to relieve the symptom. ...Read more

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What is best approach to treating allergy-related stopped up ear(s)/eustachian probs? Antihistamine? Nasal spray? Decongestant?

What is best approach to treating allergy-related stopped up ear(s)/eustachian probs? Antihistamine? Nasal spray? Decongestant?

Nasal sprays: Initially you want to start off with nasal corticosteroid nasal sprays. If this alleviates the symptoms then you do not need to do anything else. However, if you have some relief, then try as needed decongestant. ...Read more

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What's better for a nasal congestion? Steroids, antihistamines or alpha agonists?

What's better for a nasal congestion? Steroids, antihistamines or alpha agonists?

Best to treat cause: It's best to treat the cause of the nasal congestion (allergies, sinus infection, etc.) but for symptomatic relief of the congestion i suggest a steroid nasal spray and oral decongestant if needed. Different steroid nasal sprays may need to be tried to find one that is most effective. ...Read more

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Can a nasal steroid spray + antihistamine reduce nasopharynx swelling and thick mucus plugged in the area? No surgery needed, ENT says its pollution!

Can a nasal steroid spray + antihistamine reduce nasopharynx swelling and thick mucus plugged in the area? No surgery needed, ENT says its pollution!

Possibly: Using these medications together are an excellent measure to treat nasal allergies that can cause excess mucus production, nasal plugging, congestion, etc.. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more