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Is cetirizine 10mg or singular 10 mg better for sinus allergy or cold symptoms? I'm comin down with something maybe a cold.

Is cetirizine 10mg or singular 10 mg better for sinus allergy or  cold symptoms? I'm comin down with something maybe a cold.

Neither are ideal: The gold standard treatment for allergic rhinitis are daily intranasal corticosteroid sprays and not antihistamines or Singulair (montelukast). Cetirizine and Singulair (montelukast) can be used as adjunctive therapy, but are not first line. Cold symptoms from a virus is another story, best treated with symptomatic management including rest, hydration, saline rinses, time, etc. ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Berry
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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 use reactine and claritan for allergies. Would nasal spray be useful o only for sinus symptoms?

I use reactine and claritan for allergies. Would nasal spray be useful o only for sinus symptoms?

Yes: There are many nasal sprays that could be helpful. Saline sprays may help flush the nose out and let the cilia of the nasal lining work more effectively. Topical nasal steroids sprays have been shown to be some of the most effective nasal allergy medicines to treat chronic sinusitis and improve nasal congestion and drainage. There are topical antihistamine proven effective as well. ...Read more

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I'm not sure if this is an allergy "attack" or the beginning of a cold… but I have a burning in my left sinus area, the constant urge to sneeze, lots of sneezing, and my nostril on that side can not stop running. I took generic zyrtec about 1 ½ hrs ago, a

I'm not sure if this is an allergy "attack" or the beginning of a cold… but I have a burning in my left sinus area, the constant urge to sneeze, lots of sneezing, and my nostril on that side can not stop running. I took generic zyrtec about 1 ½ hrs ago, a

See a doctor: Burning is not a common symptom of sinusitis. The fact that it is unilateral (one-sided) is not typical for allergic rhinitis. I would strongly recommend you see an ENT doctor for appropriate diagnosis to rule out the rare but possible presence of nasal polyposis. The only documented technique of proving sinusitis in a CAT Scan of the sinuses. Zyrtec, an antihistamine only inhibits histamine ...Read more

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I'm currently living in Paraguay and I take Zyrtec and Flonase everyday for allergies. This week I added a pill with Sudafed and Claritin in it to clear up extra sinus trouble from a cold, but now I'm having stomachaches and trouble sleeping. Is the pseud

I'm currently living in Paraguay and I take Zyrtec and Flonase everyday for allergies. This week I added a pill with Sudafed and Claritin in it to clear up extra sinus trouble from a cold, but now I'm having stomachaches and trouble sleeping.
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Pseudoephe: Insomnia is a common side effect from pseudoephedrine and I have not recommended it use for at least a decade. Be sure to aim the Flonase towards the sides of the nose and not in the center and see if this works better. If not, time to see a doctor to see if you may have a sinus infection. ...Read more

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I am pregnant and having a severe bout of allergies im 21 weeks and have already taken zyrtec (cetirizine) and tylonal sinus today. can I take benedryl before bed?

I am pregnant and having a severe bout of allergies im 21 weeks and have already taken zyrtec (cetirizine) and tylonal sinus today. can I take benedryl before bed?

Rhinitis: You may be very well experiencing Rhinitis of Pregnancy. The circulating hormones can cause the turbinates (fleshy baffles in nose) to swell. Nasal steroids such as Flonase/ Nasonex (mometasone) etc can help. This regimen will also help with allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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I've been coughing for 3 months. 1st, it was sinus and bronchitis infection. Now, it's allergies. Zyrtec & Singulair (montelukast). How do I get rid of this cough?

I've been coughing for 3 months.  1st, it was sinus and bronchitis infection.  Now, it's allergies. Zyrtec & Singulair (montelukast). How do I get rid of this cough?

C ur MD/Allergist: You need evaluation, you may be still having chronic sinusitis, airway disease, upper or lower, or another problem. To sort this out you need initial evaluation by your doctor or you may want to see an allergist/immunologist for more comprehensive evaluation of your allergy symptoms, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Does taking reactine allergies med effects the prostate?

Does taking reactine allergies med effects the prostate?

See below: Reactine (or certrizine) and most other anticongestant medications can cause urinary retention (the inability to urinate, sometimes requiring a temporary catheter to drain the bladder). This risk is higher in men who have enlarged prostate. ...Read more

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Is it bad to double up on reactine allergy medicine? One doesn't do much for me. Ive been taking a double dose daily for 3 months.

Is it bad to double up on reactine allergy medicine? One doesn't do much for me. Ive been taking a double dose daily for 3 months.

Better thru ur MD: some patients need the double dose of cetirizine, but under the doctor 's supervision, I don't know what symptoms you suffer from, but at any rate if you doubled the dose on your own and still not better, you need to be evaluated, you might not need cetirizine to start with and most probably other measures would do ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Cetirizine (Definition)

Ceftirizine is the generic name of an antihistamine previously marketed under the ...Read more