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What good for sinus over counter medicine?

What good for sinus over counter medicine?

Sinus Over Counter: Anything that lessens congestion is helpful in treating sinusitis. The main problem with sinusitis is inflammation of the nasal and sinus membranes, leading to swelling, which leads to blockage of the openings of the sinuses. Oral decongestants, topical decongestant sprays, and saline flushes are all helpful. Most episodes of sinusitis follow a viral infection or an allergy flare. ...Read more

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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Sinus (Definition)

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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Whats a good over-the-counter medicine for a head cold (sinus)?

Whats a good over-the-counter medicine for a head cold (sinus)?

Colds: First of all, drink plenty of fluids and rest, if possible. To help with a stuffy nose, try saline nasal spray as often as necessary. A good decongestant is Pseudoephedrine taken orally - either liquid or pill. ...Read more

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Is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (or the generic) 875 mg. A good medicine to take for sinus infections and what else can help, including over the counter. Thank you.?

Is augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) (or the generic) 875 mg. A good medicine to take for sinus infections and what else can help, including over the counter.  Thank you.?

Yes : Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) is a good, broad spectrum antibiotic for sinus infection- it is Amoxicillin and clavulanate which helps prevent resistant infections. You could use a decongestant (and or antihistimine) over the counter to help with symptoms (can be used at the same time). ...Read more

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Which over-the-counter medicine will treat a sinus cold?

Which over-the-counter medicine will treat a sinus cold?

Cold - not actual : Sinus infection. Cold tips: for sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). * for congestion – saline nose drops or a neti pot. *for anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup.**for hydration- lots of water. Try clear broth. * add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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I get such sinus headaches that over-the-counter medicine doesn't work. Is there anything else?

I get such sinus headaches that over-the-counter medicine doesn't work. Is there anything else?

Sinus Headaches: This is a common question that can frustrate the physician. One should treat the underlying cause of the headaches rather than just taking something to relieve the symptoms. I would advise you to get to a sinus specialist. ...Read more

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My nose is stuffy and dry what over-the-counter medicines i can use to fix this i believe that's a sinus problem?

My nose is stuffy and dry what over-the-counter medicines i can use to fix this i believe that's a sinus problem?

Allergies?: This may be due to allergies- check this out with your physician or allergist. In teh meawhile a safe, non-medication nasla spary you can use is saline. This is a specific concentration of salt in water. It willmoisten your nasal cavities and help the stuffiness. ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter meds that are really good with bad sinus pressure?

Any over-the-counter meds that are really good with bad sinus pressure?

Medications: Afrin nasal spray is the best medication for nasal congestion. It is also helpful for sinus and facial congestion. It can only safely be taken for 3-4 days, then rebound congestion can occur. Many patients fail to take advantage of this excellent med due to fear of side effects. Sudafed is also helpful. Nasal saline acts is very safe as has mild decongestant effect. ...Read more

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Have sinus headaches for about a week. Taking sinutabs with temporary relief. Constant drainage any recommendations for over-the-counter medicines?

Have sinus headaches for about a week. Taking sinutabs with temporary relief. Constant drainage any recommendations for over-the-counter medicines?

Nasal irrigation: Nasal irrigation is safe and effective. 1/4 - 1/2 tsp pure sodium chloride (no additives) and 1/4 - 1/2 tsp baking soda (not baking powder) to 8 oz of body temperature distilled/previously boiled water, the solution is compatible with your nasal passages. Can use bulb or neti-pot or generic nasal irrigation kit to flush out nasal passages. ...Read more

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