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11 month old - cough at night and chest congestion since 2 wks. Taking zyrtec n terbutaline sulphate orally. Is Nebulisation needed?

11 month old - cough at night and chest congestion since 2 wks. Taking zyrtec n terbutaline sulphate orally. Is Nebulisation needed?

Would make an appoin: Virus are very common this time a year. Prolonged viruses or colds sometimes can turn into something more serious. With symptoms for two weeks, I would recommend that your child be seen in the office. Nighttime coughing could be due to post nasal drip or sinusitis (esp if there is fever). Nebulized treatments and/ or antibiotics may be needed esp if there is a history of reactive airway disease. ...Read more

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I took two zyrtec by mistake by the same time for dangerous?

I took two zyrtec by mistake by the same time for dangerous?

No : Just try to avoid taking any other anti histamine for the next 24 h you may also avoid driving to tuning heavy machinery as u naught be sleepy. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take two zyrtec a day, one in the morning and one at night?

Is it safe to take two zyrtec a day, one in the morning and one at night?

Sedation: That dose of zyrtec is going to be very sedating. This defeats the purpose of taking zyrtec instead of benadryl. That level of sedation will make you a drowsy --> dangerous driver. Have you tried Loratadine or allegra? Do you use Flonase or something like it? Do you regularly flush your nose with a saline/ baking soda solution? ...Read more

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What if you have hives/urticaria, and you tried every medication like zyrtec, zentec, and a two meds I had to pay for, but I'm still breaking out?

What if you have hives/urticaria, and you tried every medication like zyrtec, zentec, and a two meds I had to pay for, but I'm still breaking out?

Xolair now approved: Xolair (omalizumab) is now approved for chronic hives. It has been used for many years for allergic asthma. While it is expensive, there are programs to help cover the cost. This monthyly injection can remarkably control hives. See a board certified allergist and ask about Xolair for hives. This is the first FDA approved treatment since antihistamines. ...Read more

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Under an allergist supervision I take two zyrtecs in the morning with a ranitadine. At nite I take singular and ranitadine and cyproheptadine. Can I take two zyrtecs at night instead of the ranitadine and cyproheptadine?

Zyrtec dose: Yes, you can take more zyrtec total per day if you tolerate it well. When patients have severe urticaria, we often have them take even more than 4 zyrtec tablets daily. The initial studies with zyrtec used doses of 10-40 mg, or up to 4 tablets at a time. You can still take the ranitidine and montelukast at night also, if they help you. They do not affect the dose of antihistamine. ...Read more

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Will Flonase or zyrtec provide more allergy relief within the first two weeks?

Will Flonase or zyrtec provide more allergy relief within the first two weeks?

Zyrtec: The effect of Flonase takes time to develop. The effect of anti-histamines like Zyrtec are "immediate" and anti-histamines differ in effectiveness from person to person. Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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For a cough that has been lingering for nearly two weeks after a cold : I take zyrtec daily, if it was allergies would nasacort help?

For a cough that has been lingering for nearly two weeks after a cold : I take zyrtec daily, if it was allergies would nasacort help?

Bronchospasm: Sometimes you can have residual bronchospasm after an upper respiratory infection for weeks after you feel better. Using cough lozenges may help, over the counter cough suppressants at night to help sleep, or talking with your doctor to see if an inhaler may be helpful until your cough improves over the course of the next couple of weeks. Doubtful Nasacort will help with the cough. ...Read more

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