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No Drip Medication
I've had a cough for over two years. I have been treated with inhalers, steroid, anti drip medications, antihistamines, zpac you name it. It has?
GERD?: Have you been evaluated for gerd? This can also contribute to bronchospasm and result in cough. It is not likely to be due to infection if it has been present for 2 years. If you are smoking, you need to quit. You may need pulmonary function testing to rule out copd, especially if you have smoked. ...Read more
What is the best treatment for gerd? I don't have heartburn but I have constant post nasal drip symptoms & asthma. Which medications should I take?
I get a lot of mucus in my throat at night and in the morning. Is this a post nasal drip problem? What OTC medication should I use?
Seasonal flu: Stay hydrated, get enough rest and and use OTC decongestants. If it does not resolve in 10-14 days, or it keeps getting worse see your doctor. ...Read more
Many possibilities: Throat clearing is from gastric reflux, post nasal drip, too dry saliva, retained throat secretions because the pharynx can't clear them, pharyngeal diverticulitis, foreign body sensation from globus, habit, chronic nasopharyngitis, and others. It rarely indicates a serious condition but I would be most concerned if there is coughing or choking with swallowing, hoarseness, or abnormal swallowing. ...Read more
Yes: If you have an allergic problem with your nose, sneezing, nasal congestion, runny nose, itchy nose, and post-nasal drips can occur in various combinations of the above. It appears that you have asthma as well (on Dulera). Try a nasal steroid to see if it helps. If not consider seeing an allergist who will likely be able to chart a better treatment course for your nasal and lung problems. ...Read more
Why does post nasal drip cause nausea and how long does it take for medications like singular to stop post nasal drip?
Is it possible to be immune to narcotic medications? I got injured and was given a morphine drip but no response. But Toradol worked wonders?
No real immunity: You can be intolerant to narcotics (getting bad reaction or an allergy). You can be insensitive (when a higher dose than usual is needed for an effect) or an error could have occurred where there was no morphine in that drip! Fortunately, with the Toradol, all was well. ...Read more
I am suffering from very bad sinusitis. What is a good medication to use? I have a headache and postnatal drip giving me a bitter taste in mouth. Tks
Sinusitis:chronic: A sinus inflammation can arise from an allergy, a virus or a bacteria. Those which start as allergies/viruses can block the sinus passages (swelling) and allow bacterial infection to occur. Ask your healthcare provider to consider using Ciprofloxin, a quinolone antibiotic with excellent coverage for abscesses (which is what bacterial sinusitis represents). ...Read more
Bad post nasal drip for three months. Constant sore throats and feeling like something is stuck in throat. Medication little effect any suggestions?
May need referral: If you have genuinely been taking medications as prescribed (e.g. daily steroid nasal spray for 6 weeks) without any improvement then you should seek further attention. You may need to be seen by an ENT Dr (ear, nose, throat) to make sure there is not an alternative cause for your symptoms. ...Read more
My eyes have been itching. The past two days my throat has felt scratchy and today I woke up and my voice is gone. I feel the post nasal drip irritating my throat. What medication can I take to just feel better or sound better?
If I have been told for over a year that I have post nasal drip and I have used drugs sprays etc and nothing works what do I do now? So annoying!
I suffer from excessive sweating and post nasal drip. Which specific anticholinergic drugs will help with these problems? (Only name anticholinergic drugs, do not provide other treatment ideas.)
Odd question: Never run into a patient with a problem who was adamantly against options for treatment. Of course, it'd be different if someone were asking a homework or test question & needed a specific response. Otherwise, your constraint makes no sense whatever. These boards are intended for clinical problems & real patients. You as well as Your neighbors could Google the answer to your question. Cheers! ...Read more
What can I do to help post nasal drip, thickly feeling in throat from cold, coughing a lot, I take remeron don't want to mix drugs I shouldn't.
Surgery help with post nasal drip sensation? Hocking thick mucus/phlegm from mouth 2 yrs. ENT/Allergist tried all med. Pseudoephedrine=only drug works
Post nasal drip: Surgery help with post nasal drip sensation? Hocking thick mucus/phlegm mouth 2 yrs. ENT/Allergist tried all med. Pseudoephedrine=only drug works, ANS: would worry U have a rebound from 2 much pseudoepi. I assume Dr. Knows how much & how often you use? If not tell them. Then stop COMPLETELY and use heating pad over sinuses at night to see if that loosens things up. Use only saline nasal spray. ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more