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Dr. James Krick
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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I was prescribed omnicef (cefdinir) for a sinus infection but I am still experiencing congestion. Can I take phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine to help?

I was prescribed omnicef (cefdinir) for a sinus infection but I am still experiencing congestion. Can I take phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine to help?

Sinusitis symptoms: Decongestants such as phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine can be used in combination with antibiotics to help relieve nasal congestion that is frequently still present in the beginning of treatment. Products that contain guaifenesin are especially helpful as they help thin secretions and promote drainage. ...Read more

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Should I use otrivine nasal spray and sudafed Pseudoephedrine prior to my flight to try and prevent sinus barotrauma? Will this do the trick?

Should I use otrivine nasal spray and sudafed Pseudoephedrine prior to my flight to try and prevent sinus barotrauma? Will this do the trick?

May help: This combination may be helpful in keeping your nasal and sinus openings more patent if you have problem with nasal congestion. However without knowing whether there are other issues such as the size of the sinus openings etc, it is impossible to tell. ...Read more

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I have a sinus infection. I have pseudoephedrine that I was prescribed last year for the same thing. Does pse interfere with niacin as a supplement?

I have a sinus infection. I have pseudoephedrine that I was prescribed last year for the same thing. Does pse interfere with niacin as a supplement?

No; also consider...: There is no known interaction between Pseudoephedrine and niacin. Pse does nothing to treat the infection but may relieve symptoms. Most sinus infections are viral and self-limited. You might also try pelargonium sidoides, an herbal extract from South Africa proven effective in treating sinus infections, widely available as umcka at health food stores & some pharmacies. Sinus irrigation helps too! ...Read more

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I am experiencing severe nasal congestion. I'm very prone to sinus infections. Can I take phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine together to max results?

I am experiencing severe nasal congestion. I'm very prone to sinus infections. Can I take phenylephrine and pseudoephedrine together to max results?

Better not: Use only one, preferably the pseudo ephedrine, but be cautious when using either if you high blood pressure. If you're prone to sinus infections, better see an Allergist/ Immunologist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, meanwhile, saline nasal washes, OTC steroid nasal sprays would help you better with the congestion, good luck ...Read more

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What does sudafed show up as in a drug test I take sinus medicine and just had a drug test and wanted to know how it shows in a drug test

What does sudafed show up as in a drug test I take sinus medicine and just had a drug test and wanted to know how it shows in a drug test

Amphetamine: The molecules are very similar, and screening tests will often come back positive for amphetamine with pseudephedrine and similar drugs. A confirmatory test should be done with any positive, and will distinguish between the two. ...Read more

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Allergic to sudafed what can I use for sinus?

Allergic to sudafed what can I use for sinus?

Viral lesions: You probably have a virus. Comfort care with some chloroseptic and washes with warm salt water 1 tsp/ 16 oz of water. May add 2 to 3 tsp if you wish. You can take Tylenol or Motrin if there is fever chills or pain. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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What to take for a sinus infection--sudafed?

What to take for a sinus infection--sudafed?

Yes: Decongestants can be helpful, but rinsing the nose with salt water can be even more helpful. There are low-volume sprays available in the drug store such as ocean spray or simply saline. High- volume rinsing with a neilmed bottle or neti pot are often even better. You need to see your physician if your symptoms lasts more than two weeks or you develop fever or facial headaches. ...Read more

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Side effects of sudafed for sinus infection?

Insomnia, nausea: Insomnia, nausea, headache, dizziness, anxiety are some of the more common side affects. More serious, uncommon side affects are cardiac arrhythmias and elevate bp. ...Read more

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I just took 2 sudafed for my sinus congestion, can I take anything with it for my coughing spasms?

I just took 2 sudafed for my sinus congestion, can I take anything with it for my coughing spasms?

Coughing spasms: Coughing spasms are symptoms of whooping cough especially when gasping for air in between with or without choking or vomiting are signs of pertussis or whooping cough. If the cough is persistent, I recommend you to be tested for it and/or get treated. Cases of pertussis have increased recently thus my vigilance for diagnosing it. ...Read more

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I have sinus congestion & taking long overnight flight. OK to take Sudafed or Claritan this afternoon and 10 mg. Ambien tonight?

I have sinus congestion & taking long overnight flight. OK to take Sudafed or Claritan this afternoon and 10 mg. Ambien tonight?

Safe: No drug interactions noted with regular Sudafed and Ambien. And no drug interactions noted between Claritan and Ambien per the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. REF:
https://www. Drugs. Com/drug_interactions. Html

Have a safe flight. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use sudafed when I have sinus tachycardia?

Is it safe to use sudafed when I have sinus tachycardia?

Better not: It may increase the tachycardia, caution as well when using local decongestants. If suffering from nasal congestion use saline nasal wash and possibly nasal steroid sprays, if no improvement see an ENT or an allergist, but mention that you have the tachycardia, best wishes ...Read more

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Will sudafed help with sinus infection and chest connection?

Will sudafed help with sinus infection and chest connection?

If you have an: Actual sinus infection, a decongestant alone is usually not adequate. If you have sinus congestion and pain (without signs of bacterial infection) - then it might help to do the trick. If you have an infection your physician may need to prescribe antibiotic treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of sinus headaches/pressure in the spring/summer if sudafed doesn't work?

Springsummer HA: Try nasal saline spray several times a day. Also inhaling steam like netti pot. An otc antihistamine like zyrtec or Allegra also can be of some help. Sudafed and other decongestants can make secretions thick and block sinus passages, and the rebound tissue swelling when they are stopped or between doses can be a source of sinus pressure as well. ...Read more

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I've had a sinus headache for over a week, I took sudafed but that doesn't help anything, I constantly get these headaches and I don't know what to do?

I've had a sinus headache for over a week, I took sudafed but that doesn't help anything, I constantly get these headaches and I don't know what to do?

See your doctor: It says you had a sinus headache for over a week but you keep getting these headaches I can't tell if these headaches are actually one week old or if you've been get them for such a long time perhaps you have a sinus infection and may need antibiotics ...Read more

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Can you take sudafed with aecetamephin/caffeine/8mg codeine? I have a sinus headache.

Can you take sudafed with aecetamephin/caffeine/8mg codeine? I have a sinus headache.

Yes, you can, but: It has been estimated that approximately 70% of migraine headaches overlie the sinuses and are triggered by changes in barometric pressure. These patients actually suffer from migraine but usually are diagnosed with sinus headache and use over-the counter vasoconstrictor agents for relief. See a headache specialist. ...Read more

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I don't take Sudafed because it makes me feel jittery. What else can I try OTC or home remedy to relieve sinus congestion/achiness/ pressure?

I don't take Sudafed because it makes me feel jittery. What else can I try OTC or home remedy to relieve sinus congestion/achiness/ pressure?

You can try: Oral antihistamines such as Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Chlortrimeton, Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra, etc, or nasal spray such as Afrin or neosynephrine, Also use a vaporizer to increase humidity. Avoid dehydration by taking plenty of fluids. If these don't work, it is time to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Is it okay to take a Sinus Sudafed (12 hour) coated caplet 120mg/each With DayQuil (cold&idling) non-drowsy (2-liquiCaps)????? I took DayQuil @ 11:30

Is it okay to take a Sinus Sudafed (12 hour) coated caplet 120mg/each With DayQuil (cold&idling) non-drowsy (2-liquiCaps)????? I took DayQuil @ 11:30

Don't bother.: Many UNBIASED studies have shown that otc cold meds are of little to no use. In fact, they often prolong your symptoms, make you feel worse on them and also increase your chance of developing a secondary bacterial infection, like pneumonia. See http://tinyurl. Com/osmaxzo ...Read more

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I drink pretty often and was drinking pretty heavy the past few weeks. I have a sinus infection. Is it safe to take sudafed? Last drink was yesterd

Useless: Sudafed will not do you any good.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more

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Which is better for sinus headache? Mucinex (guaifenesin) d or sudafed?

Which is better for sinus headache? Mucinex (guaifenesin) d or sudafed?

Sudafed: Both will help but sudafed 60 mg every 6 hours helps significantly. If you sinus problems are recurrent and frequent then should see an ENT who specializes in nose and sinus disorders for a full evaluation. For more information, visit www. Socalsinus. Com. ...Read more

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I've had sinus pressure and headaches for a few weeks now. I've been taking Sudafed and acetaminophen but I'm not getting better. What could it be?

I've had sinus pressure and headaches for a few weeks now. I've been taking Sudafed and acetaminophen but I'm not getting better. What could it be?

Sinusitis...: It seems you are having a sinusitis which it is most like caused at this point by a bacterial infection. You would need antibiotic treatment. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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I took one tablet of sudafed pe two hours ago and one puff of my albuterol inhaler 5 minutes ago. Except for sinus pressure I am otherwise healthy Wil?

I took one tablet of sudafed pe two hours ago and one puff of my albuterol inhaler 5 minutes ago. Except for sinus pressure I am otherwise healthy Wil?

Cold and flu?: Not sure exactly what you are asking but if you have upper respiratory symptoms and you are an asthmatic those are reasonable steps. If you are congested adding an anti-histamine may help also but decongestants do work better. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Vernacchio
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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

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