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I am experiencing nasal congestion (stuffiness), nasal drainage, post nasal drip, chills. On Aura amoxicillin 3x500. Can I take Advil Sinus?

I am experiencing  nasal congestion (stuffiness), nasal drainage, post nasal drip, chills. On Aura amoxicillin 3x500. Can I take Advil Sinus?

Yes you can: unless you have a contraindication, like hypertension, but no interaction with amoxicillin, rest and fluids are important too together with saline nasal washes, would help you out, if no improvement, call or visit your doctor ...Read more

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When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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After using walgrees saline nasal spray, i still have sinus pressure. Should i switch to afrin nasal spray? I didn't really use the nasal spray often.

After using walgrees saline nasal spray, i still have sinus pressure. Should i switch to afrin nasal spray? I didn't really use the nasal spray often.

Stay away from Afrin (oxymetazoline): Sorry about using brand names but you really want to stay from afrin, neosynephrine (phenylephrine) & similar products. They're fantastic decongestants but quickly lead to rhinitis medicamentosa which is our fancy way of saying you become addicted to them. Check out http://www.Nytimes.Com/2006/03/14/health/14spra.Html sinus pressure is expected w/common cold. Fever & sinus pain is more worrisome for sinus infxn. ...Read more

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Can i take afrin nasal spray and azelastine around the same time? Have cold and want afrin for stuffy nose. Want azelastine for post nasal drip.

Can i take afrin nasal spray and azelastine around the same time? Have cold and want afrin for stuffy nose. Want azelastine for post nasal drip.

Yes: You can safely use afrin twice a day for 3-5 days without any prolonged harmful effects i.e. Rebound congestion. This would actually allow improved delivery of Astelin to your nasal passages when they are swollen. ...Read more

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Symptoms: nasal congestion–both nostrils; runny nose every few days; post-nasal drip; sneezing; never tested for allergies. Advice, please?

Symptoms: nasal congestion–both nostrils; runny nose every few days; post-nasal drip; sneezing; never tested for allergies. Advice, please?

Cold or allergies: Cold and allergy symptoms can be similar. Allergies tend to be chronic or recurrent and generally involve sneezing, itchy eyes, clear runny nose and/or nasal congestion. Cold symptoms usually involve less sneezing and itching and more congestion often with thicker or discolored mucous. ...Read more

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Always have a congested nose, unless i take nose spray containing oxymetazoline?

Look for alternative: Get seen by doctor and switch to a better, safer medicine for long-term use. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nasal congestion, nasal drainage, runny nose, sneezing, post nasal drip and sinus pain.

I am experiencing  nasal congestion, nasal drainage, runny nose, sneezing, post nasal drip and sinus pain.

Common cold: The common cold virus can cause all your symptoms; care is purely supportive in nature. Antibiotics can't cure a viral infection. If your symptoms persist for more than 10 days or progressively worsen, there may be a role for antibiotic treatment of a sinus infection. Please see a doctor if you're concerned. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nasal congestion (stuffiness), runny nose, nasal drainage, difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) , bloody nose, sneezin...

I am experiencing  nasal congestion (stuffiness), runny nose, nasal drainage, difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) , bloody nose, sneezin...

How long?: If these have been present for months or years, you likely have an allergic condition. If they have been present for less than a week, it is likely from a cold. For the congestion try an OTC decongestant spray but for no more than 5 days maximum- else you will likely end up with more problems. ...Read more

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Is ayr nasal mist okay to use while pregnant?

Is ayr nasal mist okay to use while pregnant?

Sure is!: Not only is it ok to use, but is an excellent treatment in order to avoid oral "cold medications" that get into your bloodstream and have the potential to affect your baby. We recommend and use ayr all the time in babies/infants who have congestion and/or nasal irritation to help them breath through their noses a little bit better when they have colds. ...Read more

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How to relieve sinus pressure? Have allergies, sinus press. every month. Zyrtec and nasal spray, air mist used.

Sinus: IN terms of treatment use he nasal spray in the am and the antihistamine without sudafed between 4-6pm ( before things bloom). The saline spray as needed. In terms of the antihistamine you should use a new one every year to avoid tolerance. Check it out with an ENT ...Read more

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Stuffy ears while pregnant, can I take claritin (loratadine)?

Stuffy ears while pregnant, can I take claritin (loratadine)?

Yes, but...: Claritin is an antihistamine and while effective for relief of itching, sneezing, runny nose and hives, it may not have a significant effect on nasal congestion and ear plugging/popping. Your ob/gyn will recommend something more effective than claritin. ...Read more

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I've had sinus congestion and post-nasal drip for 2 months? Should I switch nasal steroid sprays?

I've had sinus congestion and post-nasal drip for 2 months?  Should I switch nasal steroid sprays?

See the doctor: You could try adding an antihistamine with or without a decongestant over the counter. Or, you could see your doctor to see if you have developed a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Can saline nasal spray before bed cause a sore throat?

Possible: I would discontinue the spray and see what happens. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip on 7mo cause coughs? Started w/runny nose. Humidifier, saline & bulb syringe used. Cough AM & PM. Bronchiolitis risk? Nebulizer?

Can post nasal drip on 7mo cause coughs? Started w/runny nose. Humidifier, saline & bulb syringe used. Cough AM & PM. Bronchiolitis risk? Nebulizer?

Yes: A post nasal drip can and commonly does cause a cough. Bronchiolitis is from lower airways (lungs). It is important for her pediatrician to listen and determine where the cough is coming from. The treatments are dramatically different. ...Read more

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Im 6 months pregnant stuffed nose with congestion and cough what meds could I take for cold flew congestion?

Im 6 months pregnant stuffed nose with congestion and cough what meds could I take for cold flew congestion?

Many choices: First, check with your doctor so he or she will be informed as to what is happening with you. Generally, Robitussin dm, tylenol (acetaminophen) cold and cough and even sudafed are considerd safe in pregnancy. Use them as directed. In general avoid motrin, aspirin, and nyquil. ...Read more

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Chronic nasal congestion due to rhinitis. Are saline nasal sprays effective in the long term? Congestion will come back if stopped? Thanks.

Chronic nasal congestion due to rhinitis. Are saline nasal sprays effective in the long term? Congestion will come back if stopped? Thanks.

Lots of Options: OTC non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, (loratadine) or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important as well and allergy shots are also an option. Saline sprays are useful but will not provide lasting relief used alone. See Allergist. ...Read more

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Can Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray help with post-nasal drip? No runny nose or front nasal discharge, just the drip. Not linked to allergy (per ENT)

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Can Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray help with post-nasal drip? No runny nose or front nasal discharge, just the drip. Not linked to allergy (per ENT)

Depends: It depends on the cause for the post-nasal drips. If the nasal drips is not linked to nasal stuffiness, sneezing, or runny nose, one needs to consider other causes (sinus infection for example). If your nose and eyes itch, it is likely from allergy which can confirmed by the history and skin testing. One can't tell whether one has an allergic problem by looking at the nose and throat alone. ...Read more

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I'm pregnant and my sinuses are clogged, i've tried saline nasal spray 4 allergy but no help?

I'm pregnant and my sinuses are clogged, i've tried saline nasal spray 4 allergy but no help?

Defer to OB: Many times we don't want to give pregnant patients medications for fear of harming the baby. You should check with OB for what would be allowed during your pregnancy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nasal spray decongestant while pregnant?

Is it safe to use nasal spray decongestant while pregnant?

Yes: The decongestant in nasal sprays for colds or allergies can be used for short duration, usually not more than 3 days. Otherwise you can experience a rebound in nasal congestion. Don't use if you have high blood pressure. Also try saline nasal spray. ...Read more

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