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My wife is pregnant what medicine can she take for sinus congestion that will not hurt our baby?

My wife is pregnant what medicine can she take for sinus congestion that will not hurt our baby?

Saline/sprays: Gentle saline sprays may be useful. Your doctor may prescribe topical steroid solutions that may help. See your doctor. Sinus complications can be part of pregnancy. ...Read more

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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


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What to take for sinus congestion during pregnancy?

What to take for sinus congestion during pregnancy?

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

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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

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

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Hi could I take hi tech cough syrup after I took sinus congestion pill?

Hi could I take hi tech cough syrup after I took sinus congestion pill?

Yes: Yes, they won't interact and are safe to take together. I would generally not advise taking different cold/flu medications at once.
I would stick to sudafed for congestion, diphenhydramine for mucous control. ...Read more

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Can I take otc sinus congestion medicine after taking abuterol by neubilize?

Can I take otc sinus congestion medicine after taking abuterol by neubilize?

Cautiously yes.: The OTC sinus medicine may not be safe for some people especially if they have high blood pressure.

The OTC sinus medicine usually does not react with the Albuterol, but you may feel some fast heart beat. ...Read more

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Dr. Says I cannot take antihistamines. What to do for sinus congestion then?

Dr. Says I cannot take antihistamines. What to do for sinus congestion then?

Nasal sprays: Antihistamines really don't work well for congestion or stuffiness. For the nasal congestion associated with allergies, the topical nasal steroid sprays such as qnasl, flonase, veramyst, nasonex, (mometasone) nasacort, etc are very effective and safe. ...Read more

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Can I take nyquil while pregnant (5 weeks)? If not what's ok to take for cold and sinus congestion?

Can I take nyquil while pregnant (5 weeks)? If not what's ok to take for cold and sinus congestion?

No. Nyquil is: FDA pregnancy category C. It is not known whether dextromethorphan and doxylamine will harm an unborn baby. Do not use this medicine without a doctor's advice if you are pregnant. Please consult your OB Gyn for what is safe to take. ...Read more

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Is there an OTC medicine which is safe to take while breastfeeding that will alleviate 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

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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

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Hi, I was diagnosed with pneumonia this past monday and prescribed Levaquin, now I have sinus congestion, anything that I can take to aleviate that?

Hi, I was diagnosed with pneumonia this past monday and prescribed Levaquin, now I have sinus congestion, anything that I can take to aleviate that?

Sinus: Taking over-the-counter decongestants is a good choice. It is safe. I recommend pseudoephedrine. There are some side effects such as stimulation. It is like taking approximately 5 cups of coffee. I recommend not taking it at night. ...Read more

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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.

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

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Can you tell me if I could take Mucinex (guaifenesin) for sinus congestion?

Try mist: Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant - it helps loosen chest congestion, but in my opinion will not help your sinuses.
Inhaled warm mist would be helpful as would a nettie pot and sinus rinse. ...Read more

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I just took 2 sudafed for my sinus congestion, can I take anything with it for my coughing spasms?

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

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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?

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?

Increasing fever: Progressing infections in infants can often be signaled by a new, or an increasing fever. Other signs can include increased fussiness, change in sleeping patterns, are decrease in appetite. ...Read more

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My wife is pregnant and she has a very bad sinus congestion, can she take afrin (oxymetazoline) with azythromicin?

My wife is pregnant and she has a very bad sinus congestion, can she take afrin (oxymetazoline) with azythromicin?

Azithromycin ok: Use nasal saline and benadryl[dihphenhydramine] afrin ok but limit to 2 days a week only, twice a day, can use flonase or any nasal steroid best, takes 2 days to work can use for weeks. ...Read more

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I have sinus congestion & taking long overnight flight. OK to take Sudafed or Claritan this afternoon and 10 mg. Ambien tonight?

I have sinus congestion & taking long overnight flight. OK to take Sudafed or Claritan this afternoon and 10 mg. Ambien tonight?

Safe: No drug interactions noted with regular Sudafed and Ambien. And no drug interactions noted between Claritan and Ambien per the Drugs. Com drug interaction checker. REF:
https://www. Drugs. Com/drug_interactions. Html

Have a safe flight. ...Read more

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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?

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

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She is 15 weeks pregnant. Can she take Med Lemon or any other suggestions for sinus congestion Thank you?

She is 15 weeks pregnant. Can she take Med Lemon or any other suggestions for sinus congestion Thank you?

Common cold: 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

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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?

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

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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.

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

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Can I take Advil Sinus Congestion and Pain with Allegra Allergy 24 hour together? I have a cold with nasal congestion.

Can I take Advil Sinus Congestion and Pain with Allegra Allergy 24 hour together? I have a cold with nasal congestion.

No benefit: Yes, but there is no added benefit to take the Allegra (fexofenadine) since it doesn't help much when you have a cold. An older antihistamine like Chlorpheneramine may help with runny nose but may cause drowsiness. ...Read more

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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

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

Enlarged uvula: 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

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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

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: 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

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How can I relieve sinus 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

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What is the best remedy for sinus congestion?

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

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How to get rid of sinus congestion?

How to get rid of sinus congestion?

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

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How long can an earache due to sinus congestion last?

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

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Is sinus congestion usually associated with allergies?

Is sinus congestion usually associated with allergies?

Frequently: This time of year ragweed allergy causes trouble. Allergy symptoms are generally considered to be sneezing, eye watering, itching, nasal drainage, nasal obstruction. Colds and sinus infection can also cause nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Is it bad to run a 5K race with slight chest/sinus congestion?

Is it bad to run a 5K race with slight chest/sinus congestion?

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

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Can sinusitis or sinus congestion lead to some odd visual problems?

Can sinusitis or sinus congestion lead to some odd visual problems?

Yes it can: If sinusitis causes external pressure on the optic nerve, you can get visual changes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have sinus congestion/pain after using neilmed sinus rinse?

Is it normal to have sinus congestion/pain after using neilmed sinus rinse?

Not usually: 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

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Pregnancy (Definition)

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


Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

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