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What Can You Take For Sinus Congestion When Pregnant
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
Pregnancy Sinus: Your placenta creates many hormones that cause blood vessels to expand; therefore, most women develop nasal and sinus congestion as your pregnancy moves toward the 3rd trimester. The placenta grows substantially to support your unborn child. Most medications cross the placenta and reach your unborn child -- therefore, most medications are no recommended. Try saline nasal flushes and sudafed. ...Read more
What can I take for sinus congestion and pressure? I am 6 weeks pregnant. No cough. Just a very congested sinuses. And an ear ache. I am pregnant
Inhaled steroids: Sinus pressure associated with pregnancy can be relieved in the short term with intra-nasal decongestants but this ofter leads to a rebound effect and this can lead to overuse of the decongestant. The daily use of an intra-nasal steroid is safe and usually effective to control the congestion. ...Read more
Can I take nyquil while pregnant (5 weeks)? If not what's ok to take for cold and sinus congestion?
Is there an OTC medicine which is safe to take while breastfeeding that will alleviate sinus congestion?
May decrease milk: While it is safe to take otc medication, just like it can dry up the mucous in your nose, it can dry up your milk production as well. I recommend local/topical treatment like a nasal spray such as afrin, humidity, nasal saline drops, or warm/steamy beverages such as teas. Also make sure to get plenty of fluids yourself - both to keep mucous thin and ensure your milk supply. ...Read more
What is best to take for a headache due to sinus congestion and swelling? And also what is a good method to help drain my sinusus?
Sinus congestion: Eagle, get in the habit of using a nasal saline rinse to clean out the nose. You may also want to consider seeing your doctor to see if a nasal corticosteroid spray would be in your best interest. ...Read more
sinus congestion and drainage. Bronchial like symptoms with mild coughing. ZITHOMAX low dose seems to take it away. Is this ok if other things do not work? I have been on many due to frequent inf.
Determine Cause: Important to determine cause so that sinus infection aren't recurrent. Do you have allergic or non-allergic rhinitis or a combination of both? If you have allergies have you tried starting allergy shots? Daily medicated nasal sprays are key, there are various types that you can try. Important to use daily controller therapy to prevent recurrent sinus infections in the future. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I just took 2 sudafed for my sinus congestion, can I take anything with it for my coughing spasms?
Coughing spasms: Coughing spasms are symptoms of whooping cough especially when gasping for air in between with or without choking or vomiting are signs of pertussis or whooping cough. If the cough is persistent, I recommend you to be tested for it and/or get treated. Cases of pertussis have increased recently thus my vigilance for diagnosing it. ...Read more
5mo w/ cough/sinus congestion x3 days temp rectal 100.4 eating good when do I take to md& how will I know if it is going into her chest?
My wife is pregnant and she has a very bad sinus congestion, can she take afrin (oxymetazoline) with azythromicin?
I have sinus congestion & taking long overnight flight. OK to take Sudafed or Claritan this afternoon and 10 mg. Ambien tonight?
I took DayQuil 3 hours ago for sinus congestion and cough, it has not helped. When is it safe to take a 12 hour Claritin (loratadine) D?
4-6 hours usually:
Check the instructions on your bottle of Dayquil and find out the suggested interval between doses. You can safely take Claritin (loratadine) D any time after that interval. You can also take Robitussin DM or Delsym for cough simultaneously.
Make sure you aren't duplicating any individual ingredients. The number one problem with multi-symptom OTC meds is inadvertent overdosing! ...Read more
Took Xanax at 10 am. Need to take Pseudoephedrine for sinus congestion. Is it safe to take Psedafed after 10-12 hours of taking Xanax?
Yes: Yes, that time period should not create an issue. ...Read more
Used to take Zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies every day. Started with Cialis 5mg and stopped Zyrtec (cetirizine). Feeling sinus congestion -can I take Zyrtec (cetirizine) with Cialis?
She is 15 weeks pregnant. Can she take Med Lemon or any other suggestions for sinus congestion Thank you?
Congestion: some hints-
Force fluids x 8-10 glasses/day of electrolyte rich fluids (Powerade, Gatorade, Vitamin Water, G) and 4-6 bowls/day of broth, bullion, consume or soup. Hot steam showers 3-4 times/day. Nasal saline, Tylenol as needed. Zinc lozenges and dark brown honey 4 times/day. Rest. Warm water gargles 4-6 times/day. ...Read more
I don't take Sudafed because it makes me feel jittery. What else can I try OTC or home remedy to relieve sinus congestion/achiness/ pressure?
You can try: Oral antihistamines such as Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Chlortrimeton, Zyrtec, Claritin, Allegra, etc, or nasal spray such as Afrin or neosynephrine, Also use a vaporizer to increase humidity. Avoid dehydration by taking plenty of fluids. If these don't work, it is time to see a doctor. ...Read more
I am having sinus congestion and coughing spasms that sometimes lead to gagging/vomiting. I just took 2 sudafed, can I take something for coughing?
Yes: Try taking Robitussin-DM but get checked for pertussis. ...Read more
I am 15 weeks pregnant and have a cold and sinus congestion, which is giving me a very think head and headaches. Am I able to take medlemon?
I will not take it: I will try to take tyelonol for sinus and cold or pseudophed ...Read more
Will it be safe to take Quality Plus + sinus, congestion & pain with Celexa (citalopram) 40MG? It says call your doctor if you take a antidepressant.
Yes call your Dr.: You need to call your Dr. And possibly a pharmacist whom can direct you on potential drug interactions and side effects ...Read more
I have nasonex (mometasone) and astelin (nasal spray) but I am not sure wich one will be the best for sinus congestion. Please suggest me which one to take.
They are different: The best first line treatment should include saline nasal irrigation and nasal steroid spray. The steroid spray is long acting and takes affect over the first few weeks of use. The steroid spray helps decrease long term nasal inflammation. Astelin is a topical antihistamine (like claritin) and can be used in conjunction for symptomatic relief. ...Read more
Is it safe to take allegra, sudafed, and nasonex (mometasone) together. I have allergies, but have a cold with sinus congestion right now.
Yes: They are different classes of medication that can be used together to treat your sinus symptoms. ...Read more
Can I take Advil Sinus Congestion and Pain with Allegra Allergy 24 hour together? I have a cold with nasal congestion.
I have a cold or flu I'm coughing n sinus congestion I looked in my throat my uvula is like stringy hanging down touching my tongue is this something l souls be concerned about? I think it's making me cough more Is there anything I can take for it to shri
Swollen uvula you describe is extremely uncomfortable and does cause coughing and chocking sensation.
a. no hot drinks. Cool or cold drinks
b no gargling
c. Clear. Ease lozenges are papain/bromelain that reduce this type of swelling.
If it remains long and bothersome, removal can be done in the office. ...Read more
Sinus congestion every day for at least last 6 months. Some days have a severe headache, no sore throat do have some drainage! I take humira (adalimumab) every 10?
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
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 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
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more