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Tylenol Sinus Congestion Pain Medication
How many hours after taking 2 tablets of "tylenol sinus congestion and pain" can a person consume one serving of alcohol?
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
I have tried over-the-counter medications for sinus congestion yet nothing seems to work. Any ideas?
Sinus congestion: Try irrigating your nose with saline or hypertonic saline. Regular saline is a mixture or one teaspoon kosher salt to one quart of water, tap or boiled. It does not matter. For hypertonic and more congestion add 3 tsp salt to one quart of water. 50 cc each nostril 4 times a day. You can add some baking soda, a pitch, for better ph balance. Good luck. ...Read more
None: There are no effective medications worth the risk of taking or of adequate efficacy in treating CMV infection. ...Read more
Should I be worried about ear infection? I already went to the doctor and got the medication to take care of my ear infection. But I have a bad cold as well and sinus congestion. I had to blow my nose and felt as though something was coming out of my ear
Your symptoms are very common for an upper respiratory tract infection--usually viral and will go away after 10-14 days. An ear infection can also be viral or bacterial. If it is bacterial, an antibiotic should help it heal faster. Nasal congestion can lead to ear problems due to swelling of the eustachian tube that normally equalizes pressure in the middle ear.
Even after the cold has resolved, the ear symptoms can last for weeks. Afrin can help, but only take it as directed for 3 days. Then stop it no matter how your nose feels--it can quickly become habit forming as your nose learns to rely on it rather than its own mechanisms to decongest. Sudafed or other decongestants can help, but have the same potential for addiction (less likely than afrin) for those who stay on it for too long. ...Read more
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
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
Go see an ENT: There are so many causes of nasal congestion that 400 characters can't possibly cover this topic. Go see a specialist. The keys finding out what is causing your congestion: deviated septum, allergies, sinusitis, nasal polyps, rhinitis. The list goes on.... Someone needs to take a good history and then actually look inside your nasal cavity. That's what we do every day. Good luck. ...Read more
Sinus Congestion: Oral decongestants, such as pseudoephedrine, and saline nasal flushes may help relieve sinus congestion. Most of the otc antihistamines combine a decongesant, such as Allegra d, zyrtec d, and Claritin d. Prescription nasal steroid sprays work the best. Go see your primary care health provider to discuss what's best for you. ...Read more
Over the counter: There are lots of great over the counter options to help, and remember, congestion does not mean you have an infection. Saline rinse, a decongestant, antihistamine and even a steroid nasal spray can all offer great help. You should discuss any of these with your doctor or pharmacist to be sure none of these are contraindicated in your particular case. ...Read more
Depends: The earache associated w sinus congestion can las as long as the sinus congestion is present- you may not always feel the sinus pressure but you could have persistent infection of the sinuses or just congestion - this can keep pressure on the ears and cause earache to stay. ...Read more
Not a good idea:
Any viral infection involves multiple organ systems, including the heart and may cause myocarditis (and lead to sudden death!). Coxsackie virus is a well known cause. You need to rest and not overexert when you are sick. See http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC155532/
A nonstrenous light work-out to preserve conditioning is probably okay after a few days, until you are back to normal. ...Read more
Some reasons for having sinus congestion/pain after nasal rinses are:
1. Applying to much force.
2. Using a wrong concentration (too much or too little) salt.
3. Too hot or too cold water temperature.
Correct these and they are usually more comfortable. ...Read more
I'm 49, I have terrible hearing, however, I always have sinus congestion. I'm wondering if that can contribute to my poor hearing?
Yes: Sinus problems can contribute to hearing problems. That is not a complete answer, of course, but the basic answer is "yes". You should have things checked by an ENT doctor. They understand both problems and how they can be interrelated. ...Read more
Hi Dr, I am having sinus congestion for over a month and have been treated with antibiotics as well, but it is still there. Should I just let it be?
Antibiotics will treat a bacterial sinus infection but won't help with viral infections nor will they help with the swelling and congestion. I would recommend OTC pseudoephedrine (its a hassle to get - you need ID and have to sign for it) but that in my opinion is the best for sinus congestion. A gentle nasal saline spray may also help
Good luck ...Read more
Diagnosis: This is a common question asked by patients. How do you know your paranasal sinuses are congested? Could it really be your nose is congested. So the answer to your question is a specific diagnosis must be made. Otc meds such as Robitussin or Mucinex (guaifenesin) my help but certainly allergy needs to be ruled out. The gold standard to prove that you have sinusitis is a cat scan. ...Read more
Drainage or congesti: Blockage is from swelling, polyps, structural problems, allergy, etc. Drainage is from allergy, sinusitis, viral illness, rhinitis. Treatment depends on the cause. Saline rinse, decongestants, nasal steroids, surgery for congestion depending on cause. Saline rinse, antihistamines, nasal steroids, decongestants, atrovent, et al for drainage. ...Read more
OTC is ok: If this is a short duration problems (< 1 week) then over the counter (otc) medications like mucinex, (guaifenesin) robitussin, or other cough and cold remedies are fine. Read and follow the labels, as even otc meds can be harmful. If this is a longer term problem see your pcp or ENT as there could be a need for prescription type medications. Best wishes. ...Read more
Depends on cause: If this is sudden acute congestion caused by something like a cold, then Diphenhydramine (ie benadryl) would be ok for a couple of days. May make hm drowsy, though. If long term congestion from allergies or environmental sensitivities, there are both over-the-counter meds like children's claritan or both oral and nasal spray prescrition meds - for those, talk to your child's doctor. ...Read more
Ask pediatrician: Often just have a viral upper respiratory tract infection like the common cold, and do not require treatment. Uris are reported to be 20-200 times more common than true bacterial sinus infection. Uris do not respond to antibiotics. If truely bacterial sinus infection may image sinuses or be on prolonged antibiotic therapy. Allergies can also contribute to sinus congestion. ...Read more
Warm tea: Warm tea is the best drink for sinus congestion. ...Read more
Oral or spray?: If you are using a nasal spray, this can develop into a rebound congestion called rhinitis medicamentosa. This suggest the use of the med, it wears off and the nose tissue swells again Develops after about one week of usage. The treatment is going without the decongestant. If this is an oral pill see the doctor for further advice. Your doctor can provide info on both. ...Read more