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Dr. Michael Kermani
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Ocular Decongestant (Overview)

Ocular decongestants are a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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Do all topical decongestants cause rebound congestion?

Do all  topical decongestants cause rebound congestion?

Yes.: All nasal spray and drop decongestants cause rebound nasal congestion if used for too long. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Kermani
6 doctors shared insights

Ocular Decongestant (Overview)

Ocular decongestants are a kind of eye-affecting drug.


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I was prescribed some antihistamines and over-the-counter decongestants.. is it serious?

I was prescribed some antihistamines and over-the-counter decongestants.. is it serious?

Need More Info: It is probably not serious, but you cannot determine the seriousness of a disease just by knowing the recommended medications. I do not usually give my patients decongestants for long term use due to side effects like insomnia, agitation, elevated blood pressure, and heart rate. They are ok for short term use or when you are sick for a few days. ...Read more

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How effective is alegra-d work compared to OTC decongestants like pseudoephedrine?

How effective is alegra-d work compared to OTC decongestants like pseudoephedrine?

Different medicines: Allegra (fexofenadine) - d is an antihistamine with a decongestant (d) which is pseudophed. The allergra part treats the itchy sneezy symptoms while the decongestant part works as a decongestant. ...Read more

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Sick with severe congestion for three days. Had a temp up until tuesday but no longer have it. Still achy have a cough. Decongestants don't work?

Sick with severe congestion for three days.  Had a temp up until tuesday but no longer have it.  Still achy have a cough. Decongestants don't work?

Viral.....: This is likely a viral infection(perhaps flu) that will run its course over the next few days. For cough and chest congestion, see your doctor (since over the counter meds not working) as you may need bronchodilator and perhaps steroid inhalers to decrease bronchospasm that may be causing the cough. For nasal congestion, perhaps saline nasal spray (over the counter); see doctor if ineffective. ...Read more

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I've been getting sinus headaches for over a week now. Decongestants work for a few hours but nothing really works what shall I do now???

I've been getting sinus headaches for over a week now. Decongestants work for a few hours but nothing really works what shall I do now???

Sinus infection: it sound like you might need some abx for a sinus infection. if you can't or won't take abx, you can do sinus rinses 2-3 times per day. those will get rid of a sinus infection as well, it will just take more time. ...Read more

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What decongestants are safe to take while breastfeeding?

What decongestants are safe to take while breastfeeding?

Most are safe: To start, nasal saline or netti pot. Afrin for few days is ok. As long as blood pressure is not high, sudafed is ok. Sudafed or generic Pseudoephedrine tends to work better than phenylephrine. ...Read more

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Which nasal decongestant medication can be used safely when i'm on Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine) & efalex 50+ active (omega 3...) ?

Which nasal decongestant medication can be used safely when i'm on Zoloft & strattera (atomoxetine) & efalex 50+ active (omega 3...) ?

Possible help: You may want to try a stimulant instead of strattera. May also try lower dose of zoloft or get off this if your not depressed or anxious. You can also use a combo strattera with a stumulant (vyvanse (lisdexamfetamine) is very effective but only last about 12 hours. Nasal saline is very helpful. ...Read more

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What should I do about complete blockage of one side of my nose? I've been taking anti-inflammatories and decongestants all day but nothing is helping

What should I do about complete blockage of one side of my nose? I've been taking anti-inflammatories and decongestants all day but nothing is helping

Anatomical : You need to see an ENT specialist, it sounds like there may be an anatomical etiology causing this, ie deviated septum or something similar. ...Read more

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Side effects of sudafed decongestant?

Side effects of sudafed decongestant?

Palpitations, rapid: Heart beat, dryness of mouth, dizziness and at times agitation. It may also cause tiredness/sleepiness in some. ...Read more

Dr. Maxime Cannesson
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Phenylephrine (Definition)

Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more


Dr. Thomas Josa
271 doctors shared insights

Decongestant (Definition)

Decongestants are a kind of common ...Read more