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Tylenol Cold Head Congestion Severe
Can I take tylenol cold, head congestion, severe, while breast-feeding? You most likely know this but it has acetaminophen in it.
Symptoms: sharp ear pain unless taking Tylenol, (acetaminophen) throbbing, slight hearing loss. No fever or drainage. Slight sinus congestion. What could it be?
Eustacean tube dysfx: When the nasal sinuses are congested, it may block the opening of the Eustacean tube, which connects from the back of the nasopharynx to the middle ear and cause pain. At times, fluid may also accumulate. If there is significant pain or hearing loss, see your doctor to evaluate for a middle ear infection. Saline nasal spray may help to alleviate congestion without endangering your pregnancy ...Read more
I had a cold with high fever congestion no cough but now I'm sick again with severe head pain, swollen glands congestion and productive cough. How do I relieve the head pain Tylenol (acetaminophen) doesn't help its in my face wrapping around head?
Hydration: First you need extreme hydration with water, Gaterade, juice, avoid sodas, and caffeinated, and energy drink. Altetnate between ibuprofen 800mg every six hours with 1000mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen) every six hours, for fever, headache, and body aches. Drink hot green tea with lemon and honey. Take a table spoon of honey few times a day. Take Zyrtec D during the day and Benadryl at night. Bilsalamah inshallah ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nursing 14 months old. Have severe cold, cough, nasal congestion. Which medicine (except tylenol)may I take to loosen mucus of cough and stuffy nose?
Check ingredients: These products contain a cocktail of four or more medications--avoid ibuprofen, Naproxen and Aspirin in pregnancy. Tylenol/acetaminophen is fine, and I don't see harm with Guaifenesin or phenylephrine. As a rule it's probably better to just buy the individual medication/s you need for symptom relief, even when you're not pregnant--avoid these cocktails. ...Read more
Please help sneezed prob 70 times 2 days and my eyes burn head hurts. Blew my nose probably 50 times. Nose is burning. Can't smell anything still been 4 days that normal? Should I be scared? Used neilmed/ Tylenol cold / emerg c? What should I do
Exam: I suggest formal allergy testing/ I suggest using OTC steroid nasal spray like Flonase or Nasacort PLUS a strong antihistamine like Zyrtec or Benadryl. Your symptoms may requites the use of oral steroids and/or injections. See a board certified allergist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is it okay to take Claritin d with Tylenol cold for my nasal congestion? Nothing seems to be working. Stuff nose watery eyes sneezing headache?
Yes: There are no interactions between Tylenol &Claritin D. The Tylenol should relieve your headache. The Claritin-D should improve your congestion and cold / allergy symptoms. If you happen to have diabetes or hypertension, understand that the decongestant (“D”) in the Claritin raises blood pressure and blood sugar, and it’s important not to take the medication if your conditions aren’t under control ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sinus headache and minor chest cold. Doc said take Tylenol (acetaminophen) but what can I take for the cold? (33 weeks) runny nose and bad cough and congestion
I have a cold / flu stuffed nose coughing mucus and fever headache. Can I take robitusin eith Tylenol cold at same time?
Better not: And which ones? Either Robitussin or tylenol cold have several preparations with different ingredients, stick to only one and read the labels carefully for dosing and timing. Rest, fluids, saline nasal washes would help, and tylenol would help fever, if not better or symptoms are getting worse in a day or two, see your doctor, wish you well ...Read more
Yes: There is no medication that should be mixed with alcohol. The tylenol (acetaminophen) sinus congestion already has Acetaminophen for pain, so adding Ibuprofen to it should be unnecessary. It worries me when people who are sick are concerned about whether they can drink while their sick, and it indicates a focus on alcohol that might mean trouble. Most sick people don't want to drink. ...Read more
I have congestion teeth and jaw hurt. Body aches and a fever of 102.5 with tylenol (acetaminophen) it goes down to 99.7 but then comes back. How worried should I be?
Can sinus congestion cause headaches that can appear anywhere? After a cold I have a headache on the top left side of my head near the back.
I am suffering from dizziness and dr said it is head congestion. My cold is better but dizziness persists. I suffer from high blood pressure?
Dizziness vs vertigo: Depends on what you call vertigo. Is it sensation of "spinning" related to head position change or is it lightheadedness. Does it start upon standing up? The causes of dizziness are multiple. Of course your blood pressure has to be checked, by evaluation by neurologist is necessary especially if symptoms persist. ...Read more
What can a heart patient take to relieve somewhat symptoms of a bad cold that came on fast? Symptoms complete head congestion, earaches, chills.
If you are having: Chills I advised you to see a physician asap. That's a symptom of an active infection. Possibly antibiotics need to be started. Decongestant need to be avoided. Decongestant free medication like Coricidin hbpa possibility. A pharmacist always can help you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I stopped smoking & drinking cold turkey after my birthday july 4th. My balance is horrible, and have head congestion. Is this withdrawal symptoms?
Congrats re: alcohol: This is likely not from alcohol. You have a number of problems. Please see your family doctor who can do a full evaluation. You may need to see an ENT doctor for your sinuses and your balance. You need to be evaluated and treated for depression (which is worsened by sinus problems and which can cause fatigue). Sinus problems can effect your inner ear and cause balance problems. Best wishes. ...Read more
Could the claritin-d I'm taking for a bad cold + major head congestion be making my headache even worse? Taking for days now + throbbing even more!
Possibly: Sometimes different people react differently to otc meds, the Claritin (loratadine) or the pseudofed can cause the headache. Try the claritan with out the "d" and see if the samething happens. But if your headache continues to be significant, consider eval by your primary doctor. ...Read more
I'm getting sick, really bad head congestion. What over the counter cold remedies can I take? I'm on 25mg beta blocker and 120mg of CCB for heart rate.19?
Wow. Complex. TTYD.: You're rather young to be on 2 medications for your heart rate. I suspect you have a predisposition of some sort. Maybe Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome? That needs to be worked out before any advice is given. Use HealthTap Prime or talk to your doctor for advice. Most OTC cough/cold sprays & meds have phenylephrine which can cause your heart to race. Saline nasal sprays are safest. Good luck. ...Read more