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Over The Counter Antihistamine Nasal Spray
Bad allergies.Claritin, Zyrtec, chlor tabs, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) no help.Little relief from allegra. Can't use nasal spray or Saline. Any suggestions?
Keep taking..: The allegra (fexofenadine) regularly, not on as needed basis, and see your doctor, you may need prescription medications. Environmental control is important too, i.e. Avoid triggers of your allergies, cats, dogs, smokers, etc.. Better if you can see an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Very different: Nasonex (mometasone) is a prescription nasal steroid spray to effectively treat nasal allergies in patients over 2 years old. It is the most effective treatment for nasal allergies and used on a regular basis. Drixine is available over the counter oxymetazoline, a nasal decongestant which works quickly but designed for short term use (less than 4-6 days) due to risk of rebound nasal congestion. ...Read more
In a different form: Yes, nasal saline is available for such a young child, but typically is sold as "saline drops" or something similar. Little Noses sells on such type, and there are others. For a little two month old, I'd look for nasal saline drops, rather than spray. ...Read more
Not really: Fluticasone is a nasal steroids spray that works to decrease the allergic inflammation in one's nose and subsequently decreased one's nasal allergy symptoms. A decongestant, for example pseudphed, is a vaso constrictor, that shrinks blood vessel that ultimately shrinks the nasal mucosa. ...Read more
Equal: When it comes to nasal steroid sprays they are all effective and it typically becomes a "patient preference." Flonase smells like flowers and requires a doctors prescription (until spring 2015 when it goes over the counter). Nasacort (triamcinolone) is tasteless and odorless and has been available without a prescription since spring 2014. ...Read more
Can I use fluticasone propionate nasal spray, fexofenadine hydrochloride & diphenhydramine hydrochloride at the same time?
Yes, but: The combination treatment of a topical nasal steroid spray such as fluticasone and a new generation antihistamine such as fexofenadine is a great combination. The use of old antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl) is usually not necessary and carries more side effects. If symptoms are not controlled on this regimen seek advice from an allergist for a better plan. ...Read more
Nasonex, (mometasone) nasacort aq or flonase, which quicker for nasal congestion/ seasonal allergies? I also nasal colloidal silve-nott o2 binding, will that work
Nasal sprays: All nasal steroids take a few days to start working and need to build up a dose before they become fully effective. Nasal antihistamines are quicker in onset of actiion. A combination nasal spray should help your symptoms for fast and long lasting relief. Now i don't know anything about the coooloidal silver spray you mentioned. ...Read more
Ok to combine: Each of the medications listed work by a different mechanism. Montelukast blocks the effects of leukotrienes; allergra is a new generation antihistamine; and fluticasone is a corticosteroid nasal spray. At the usual doses, there should be no problem with interaction. However, if a person is needing this much medication therapy, it may be prudent to consult an allergist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does the effectiveness of the antihistamine nose sprays compare with the steroid nose sprays for an adult with springtime allergies?
Both help: Both methods of treatment can be effective. Results vary from one individual to another. In general, steroid sprays might be considered more effective, but some individuals may not tolerate them due to nosebleeds or other effects and may respond better to the antihistamine sprays. Treatment should be individualized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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