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I don't see : What would stop you.....They do make sprays for the shoes. I am not sure if it is just a marketing gimmick or if it somehow works different....You would have to check the labels for ingredients. I see no reason why you can't do that. ...Read more
Lamisil (terbinafine): Tinactin (tolnaftate) and lotrimine are both fungualstatic medication so they keep it from reproducing but Lamisil is actually a fungualcidal medication, actually killing the fungus. Lamisil medication was a prescription medication 15 years ago. Spend the extra money and make progress without question. ...Read more
Depends: Ice is good on acute injuries to decrease the inflammation, like when an athlete sprains an ankle. Heat promotes blood flow to the area in order to help healing. Depending on the cause of your calf swelling will dictate which would be more helpful. Many times if both calfs are swelling it can be from decreased venous return and therefore leg elevation, and compressive stockings can help. ...Read more
Can i take afrin nasal spray and azelastine around the same time? Have cold and want afrin for stuffy nose. Want azelastine for post nasal drip.
As long as needed : Nasal steroids are designed for use daily for people with year round allergies and can be used daily during allergy seasons, if preferred. Studies have shown no significant adverse effects from long term use, other than nasal irritation, dryness , and nosebleeds in some cases. You should see an ENT allergist or general allergist for options if you have severe allergies. ...Read more
Can allergic rhinitis w/ severe post nasal drip and painful swollen l-neck gland bring on high blood press. prescription zyrtec, singulair, (montelukast) flonase, motrin?
Probably not: Allergic rhinitis is an immunological disease caused by mast cell degranulation and the release of mediators of inflammation, especially histamine. I suppose it is possible that mast cell inflammatory mediators could alter blood pressure. Also another possibility is anxiety caused by the presence of severe allergic response. In general most cases of hypertension are not caused by nasal allergy. ...Read more