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Doctor insights on: Sudafed For Nasal Congestion

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Start with nasal spray or sudafed for my nasal congestion?

Start with nasal spray or sudafed for my nasal congestion?

Saline washes: It depends on the cause of the congestion, but saline nasal washes at least don't have side effects, unlike decongestants and antihistamines. If the saline doesn't help enough and your symptoms persist, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Congested Nose (Definition)

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Can you take either afrin nasal spray or sudafed nasal congestant with nyquil?

Can you take either afrin nasal spray or sudafed nasal congestant with nyquil?

Sparingly....: There are so many different types of nyquil. Some have decongestants, other forms of nyquil do not. Either way, I do not feel you would have a problem if afrin (oxymetazoline) used sparingly. ...Read more

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Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) good for post nasal drip?

Is Mucinex (guaifenesin) good for post nasal drip?

Yes: This will help keep mucus thin. Better for post nasal drip(pnd) is a nasal steroid. Also sudafed if available in your part of the country otc. Should this continue then see your doctor to examine you. Could be simple allergies as well and you can use a combine antihistamine and decongestant if needed. ...Read more

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Best nasal spray for post nasal drip?

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Best nasal spray for post nasal drip?

No single best spray: Unfortunately, there's no single best spray for everyone in the States where HealthTap docs are located. It's even trickier to determine best spray for someone outside of States, in say UK. Saline sprays (salt water) are safe. Sinus rinses are fine as long as you don't use tap water. In States, some corticosteroid sprays are available OTC w/o prescription. Stay away from nasal decongestants sprays ...Read more

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Is fluticasone propionate nasal spray a decongestant for your sinuses?

Is fluticasone propionate nasal spray a decongestant for your sinuses?

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

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Can pseudoephedrine aggravate nasal congestion?

Can pseudoephedrine aggravate nasal congestion?

Yes rebound congesti: These types of meds can lead to rebound swelling that sometimes is worse than when it started leading to overuse and can affect blood pressure and the heart. ...Read more

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Can sudafed nasal decongestant cause diarrhoea?

Can sudafed nasal decongestant cause diarrhoea?

Perhaps: Diarrhea and other GI symptoms may be a possible side effect of Sudafed but then again constipation may be its side effect as well. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nasal congestion, nasal drainage, runny nose, sneezing, post nasal drip and sinus pain.

I am experiencing  nasal congestion, nasal drainage, runny nose, sneezing, post nasal drip and sinus pain.

Common cold: The common cold virus can cause all your symptoms; care is purely supportive in nature. Antibiotics can't cure a viral infection. If your symptoms persist for more than 10 days or progressively worsen, there may be a role for antibiotic treatment of a sinus infection. Please see a doctor if you're concerned. ...Read more

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Is Avamys nasal spray effective to use for post nasal drip?

Is Avamys nasal spray effective to use for post nasal drip?

Depends: Yes, if allergies are triggering the post nasal drip. No if gastroesophageal reflux is triggering the post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Is drixine nasal spray similar to nasonex (mometasone)?

Is drixine nasal spray similar to nasonex (mometasone)?

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

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Any suggestions for homeopathic remedies for deviated nasal septum and nasal congestion?

Any suggestions for homeopathic remedies for deviated nasal septum and nasal congestion?

Septal deviation: The only treatment is surgery. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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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.

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.

Yes: You can safely use afrin twice a day for 3-5 days without any prolonged harmful effects i.e. Rebound congestion. This would actually allow improved delivery of Astelin to your nasal passages when they are swollen. ...Read more

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Does fluticasone nasal spray help with post nasal drip from allergies?

Does fluticasone nasal spray help with post nasal   drip from allergies?

Yes: If used properly it should .Discus the proper method of spraying with your doctor. The nozzle should be pointed toward the eye and not centrally. ...Read more

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Which is best for coughing and runny nose (allergies) sudafed or Claritin (loratadine) or claritin-d?

Which is best for coughing and runny nose (allergies) sudafed or Claritin (loratadine) or claritin-d?

Neither: If you are sure you are dealing with allergies, then an antihistamine is the drug of choice. Sudafed is a decongestant. Claritin is a weak antihistamine and despite the drug labelling can cause drowsiness as can zyrtec. Allegra (fexofenadine) does not cross the blood-brain barrier and thus no drowsiness. A nasal spray either steroid or non-steroid is also useful. ...Read more

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Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray help my ears?

Can Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray help my ears?

Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray: Hello, Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray is the same medication as afrin. It can be useful for eustachian tube dysfunction that will cause ear pressure. Use this medication as directed only for 5days. ...Read more

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Is azelastine and fluticasone effective for post nasal drip?

One or the other: Depending on the cause of post nasal drip, either azelastine or fluticasone can be beneficial for allergic or non-allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis. All can cause post nasal drip, as can a cold. Saline nasal spray or rinses are also beneficial to improve post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Could I use saline nasal spray for a runny nose?

Could I use saline nasal spray for a runny nose?

Yes, but...: There's no harm in using a nasal saline spray. If it helps your runny nose, it's fine. ...Read more

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Can nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray cause migraines?

Can nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray cause migraines?

Not a cause: Nasonex (mometasone) would not cause migraines, but if you have migraines already then it is possible that something in the Nasonex (mometasone) could trigger a migraine in you. ...Read more

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Pseudoephedrine (Definition)

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Nasal (Definition)

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