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Can i take a loretadine 10mg pill and use a nasal spray at the same time?

Can i take a loretadine 10mg pill and use a nasal spray at the same time?

Depends: Loratadine can be taken with nasal saline spray, nasal cortisone spray ( Nasonex, (mometasone) Flonase); however, if using a 12 hr. decongestant spray, you can only use the spray for 2-3 days, then stop. ...Read more

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What kind of nasal spray and pills could I use if allergy?

What kind of nasal spray and pills could I use if allergy?

Allergy meds: Over-the-counter (otc)medications such as Allegra or zyrtec or their generic equilavents work well. Nasalcrom is an otc nasal spray which helps allergy but has to be used often (5x/day). Nasal saline spray is helpful also. It cleans the nose of allergens, like dust and pollen, and acts as a mild decongestant. If symptoms persist, they may not be allergy--see your doctor. ...Read more

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Can there be any treatments for it that arent vaccines, such as nasal sprays or pills?

Can there be any treatments for it that arent vaccines, such as nasal sprays or pills?

Treatment for what ?: The site is not a chat room and questions are not linked.If you have a concern, you must give enough information and ask a related question. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a steriod nasal spray after taking a 2 day course of decongestant pills?

Is it safe to use a steriod nasal spray after taking a 2 day course of decongestant pills?

Steroid nasal: sprays can help to decongest and reduce inflammation with enlarged turbinates in the nasal passage. They are not meant to be used long term, just like oxymetazoline (Afrin) sprays are not meant to be used for >2 days. I would not use steroid nasal spray for more than 2 days as well. ...Read more

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I have constant nasal congestion. I take no meds and I've tried allergy pills, neti pots, and sprays which all give temp relief, now what?

I have constant nasal congestion. I take no meds and I've tried allergy pills, neti pots, and sprays which all give temp relief, now what?

A doctor's visit: Looks like you already tried all otc remedies without symptoms relief, the next appropriate step is to come see a specialist in allergy or ent. Prolonged, untreated rhinitis can lead to more serious problems like chronic sinusitis. There are several good prescribed treatment options for your case. ...Read more

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Happens to me when the weather first changes i usually nip in the butt b4 it gets this bad. Should i go to doctor/just use nasal spray and pills?

Happens to me when the weather first changes i usually nip in the butt b4 it gets this bad. Should i go to doctor/just use nasal spray and pills?

Weather changes: I usually recommend using a nasal decongestant spray, like afrin, for up to three days only. This decongests the nose and opens the sinus passages. If this does not help, go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Does continuing to take allergy medicine (allergy pill and nasal spray) prevent the flu or common cold?

Does continuing to take allergy medicine (allergy pill and nasal spray) prevent the flu or common cold?

Absolutely not: Allergy medicine is great for treating allergies and the nasal steroids such as Flonase may provide some slight symptomatic relief during a nose cold. Allergy meds (or any of several other treatments advertised as preventing a cold) really do little to prevent the cold. The best prevention is the simple old-fashioned stuff, wash hands frequently, avoid sick people and rest and take care when sick. ...Read more

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