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Natural Decongestant For Ears
Neti pots can : reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup distilled lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in a.m. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dry eyes. Can't take decongestant or antihistamine for sinus infection. Will Sinoclear serve the purpose of unclogging sinus n post nasal drip?
Cold with ear congestion, for 2 weeks now decongestants, ear popping not working need help please?
Eustachian tube: The ear popping is likely do to transient opening of a eustachian tube that has swollen do to the cold.That will often trap mucous in the middle ear and reduce hearing while it is there. This can take a few weeks to clear up but should do some over time. If it becomes painful or you run fever, have your doc see if it became infected. ...Read more
Dry eyes. Prescribed Loratadine for sinus infection. Make eyes a lot drier. Can replace antihistamine with decongestant to control post nasal drip?
Deeply clogged sinuses, left ear pressure for 5 days. Used OTC sudafed and mucinex (guaifenesin) and Afrin, nothing is loosening mucous, no fever no swelling?
Tincture of time: Tincture of time. Use a humidifier or vaporizer. Take long showers or -- very carefully -- breathe in steam from a pot on the stove. Drink lots of fluids, which will thin out your mucus and may help prevent your sinuses from getting blocked up. Use a nasal saline spray – simple unmedicated salt water – to help prevent your nasal passages from drying out. ...Read more
Is children's sudafed with just Phenylephrine for nasal decongestant safe for almost 4yr old? I know Phenylephrine is ok for 2+yrs. 33#, dob 9/30/11
Not necessary : Mild upper respiratory infections are self limited illnesses. Decongestants such as phenylephrine only treat the symptoms, not the illness itself and all medications have potential side effects. It's better to use normal saline nasal drops or spray. If fever recurs, lethargy appears, decreased apetite, worsenning cough or other complications, have him seen by a doctor. ...Read more
Pregnant with stuffy nose. Will mucinex (guaifenesin) help with stuffy nose. Saline spry does not help me. How long to us mucinex (guaifenesin) for to clear stuffy nose.
Mucinex (guaifenesin) will not but: Mucinex (guaifenesin) will not but Mucinex (guaifenesin) D will help stuffy nose.It is pregnancy category C.There are no adequate and well controlled studies on humans,but potential benefit may warrant use of this drug Ask your doctor if it is ok to take.It also depends how many weeks you are pregnant Ask your doctor ...Read more
Need to get help: Your symptoms warrant an urgent visit to a doctor. Most likely you have an ear infection of some kind. They can get rapidly worse. Proper diagnosis by examination is needed to determine treatment. Going to an urgent care or family doctor today can save you from a more painful emergency room visit tonight. Since you will not be seeing me today, I have nothing to gain by telling you to see a doctor ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saline: First thing to try would be a saline spray. If you have excessive drainage from the nose you can use a hypertonic saline. Available otc with few side effects. ...Read more
My son 22 months old has a cold, nasal congestion. Is there any nasal decongestant spray that would help. I am using the saline spray and OTC zyrtec. ?
Saline and suction.: The safest and most effective treatment is saline nose drops and suctioning. Elevating the head of the crib and using a humidifier help, too. Cold and cough medicines are proven ineffective and can have serious side effects, which is why the fda has been taking them off the market gradually. If this doesn't help, your child needs to see the doctor to see if it's more than a cold. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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.
Fluid behind eardrum. Taking Augmentin/Nasocort but not helping. Can I use swimmers ear solution drops?
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