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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?
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
Pls can u specify names of few antihistamine nasal sprays
i ve chronic turbinate swelling , only thing my gp gave me was nasonex for regular use?
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What is best approach to treating allergy-related stopped up ear(s)/eustachian probs? Antihistamine? Nasal spray? Decongestant?
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
Sore throat poss post nasal drainage. Would antihistamine help? Can I take while breast feeding? What to take for sore mild scratchy throat?
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