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What is the best medicine for sinus congestion and a cough?

What is the best medicine for sinus congestion and a cough?

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

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Dr. Zahid Niazi
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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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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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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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I've had a deep cough and sinus congestion/irritation for almost 2 weeks now maybe more. Should I go to the doctor or wait it out?

See Your Doctor Now: In general, respiratory infections (runny/stuffy nose, cough, etc.) can last up to 2 weeks with the symptoms gradually improving over time. These infections are commonly caused by viruses. Symptoms persisting beyond 2 weeks may indicate complications such as sinus infections, bronchitis, and more. At this point in time you should see your doctor now for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...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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What could be the cause of my chronic cough? I have GERD which is controlled with protonix (pantoprazole). Tested negative for allergies. Do have sinus congestion.

What could be the cause of my chronic cough?  I have GERD which is controlled with protonix (pantoprazole). Tested negative for allergies. Do have sinus congestion.

Cough: Depends on the pattern of your cough, the 2 other entities that need to be ruled out are asthma and chronic sinusitis. Reflux can still cause a cough if not well controlled. A visit to the allergist may help elucidate the problem. ...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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Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Please describe a good home remedy for sore throat, cough and sinus congestion?

Remedies: For significant sore throat with swollen tonsils / lymph nodes – see physician & get a strep throat test/ culture. If you have strep throat, antibiotic therapy is imperative to prevent future complications. Consider tylenol (acetaminophen) or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications. Saltwater gargles: mix 1 tsp salt in 8 oz warm water – gargle several times a day. Or gargle with aloe vera juice twice a day. ...Read more

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Can hypothroism be the cause of sinus congestion and mucous that drains down my throat. It causes me to cough all the time. My TSH levelsl are high.

Can hypothroism be the cause of sinus congestion and mucous that drains down my throat. It causes me to cough all the time. My TSH levelsl are high.

It's possible.: Although some patients with hypothyroidism have nasal congestion, one should check for allergies to respiratory particles (like pollen or dust) before deciding that nasal congestion or rhinitis symptoms are merely due to hypothyroidism. On the other hand, if the nasal symptoms pretty much go away after the TSH returns to normal, that would suggest hypothyroidism as the cause or one of the causes. ...Read more

Dr. Sue Ferranti
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Cough (Definition)

Coughing is an important way to keep your throat and airways clear. However, excessive coughing may mean you have an underlying disease or disorder. Some coughs are dry, while others are considered productive. A productive cough is one ...Read more


Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more