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What Is The Best Over The Counter Sinus Cold Medicine
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
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 developed cold symptoms three weeks ago. Runny nose, sore throat, cough. Took some over the counter cold medicine and sore throat and cough improved. Now runny nose and blocked sinus still persists resulting in wet cough at times?
URI recovery: Viral upper respiratory tract infection (URI) is usually self limited but symptoms may linger awhile until full resolution. OTC de-congestion and cough medicine are appropriate for symptomatic relief and prescription antibiotics are usually not required. I suggest expectorant cough medicine and plenty hydration in daytime and suppressants at night time for better sleep. ...Read more
Been fighting this sinus cold since Dec 27th. I have no health insurance and been taking over the counter meds. Still battling it. Need some meds plz?
Not wise: It is not wise to take 2 meds unless you are sure there won't be interactions between the meds. Many of these affect things like your heart rate, and combining them can be worse than additive. If you have symptoms you are trying to clear that one alone does not take care of, consider other measures such as humidity, fluids and sinus rinse that have no side effects. ...Read more
Yes: No problem with bothGet a more detailed answer ›
I have hoshimotos and celiac. What sinus/cold medication can I take to help that's Gluten Free and won't interact with my thyroid?
See your pharmacist: Pharmacists know so much more than we may give them credit for. They speak to many customers and get feedback on their otc meds. ...Read more
What's the best way to treat a cough and sinus cold? Been using abuterol no help. Any home remedies that can help?
What over the counter medicine can she use if she has symptoms of cold, sinus, or flu? She's a breastfeeding mother.
Rapid heart rate: Decongestants can accelerate heart rate.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can Pepcid (famotidine) be taken with cold medicine? Taken over-the-counter cold meds, liquid and pills, but have really bad heartburn.
It's OK: Pepcid is a type of histamine blocker that is not found in any cold products. You need to be careful with cold meds because they have multiple ingredients. I advise my patients to take only OTC meds that have 1 ingredient! If you need pain relief - take ibuprofen. If you need cough suppressant - take robitussin (guaifenesin). If you need decongestant - take sudafed. Even I get confused in that aisle!!! ...Read more
Otc cold medicines can alleviate almost every symptom:
-pain/pressure (acetaminophen, ibuprophen)
-congestion (phenylephrine, pseudoephedrine)
i would look directly for these ingredients to see what you are targeting. If not improving, an prescription antibiotic would be needed for the infection. ...Read more
All OTC meds: Any commercial products are fine to use. ...Read more
No: Over the counter AZO or cold preparations may ease some of the pain/discomfort symptoms associated with a urinary tract infection but do nothing to treat the infection, which may become systemic and lead to sepsis in the long run. It is important that you see a doctor and get started on an antibiotic and have a urine culture to confirm infection and effective antibiotic regimens. ...Read more
Which over the counter allergy and cold medications work best with clonidine for children under 12 years of age?
Allergy: Please contact your child's doctor to decide what would be the best additional or new medication. ...Read more
My husband was recently diagnosed with high blood pressure and is on 3 medications. What over the counter medications can he take for sinus/cold?
What can take for sinus cold if I am on thyroid medicine. My body is aches and and my head hurts too.
What OTC medicines can I use to relieve mucus right frontal sinus and sphenoid sinus. And sinusitis in ethmoid. Had severe pain pressure eye, head?
Mucinex, (guaifenesin) afrin: Otc meds to reduce sinus pressure include muxinex, saline nose sprays and even afrin, a nasal decongestant but do not use afrin for more than two consecutive days because it may cause side effects. Sudafed or otc decongestants can help but they may cause hypertension. ...Read more
I got a sinus cold and my doctor gave me a medicine called azithromycin Tablets, USP, this is my third day and my stomach keeps on bubbling is it gas?
Maybe: Your best bet would be to ask your doctor. ...Read more
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
Chronic sinusitis: Salt water washes twice daily would be a great start. Adding a nasal saline mist three to four times per day would help to keep moisture present. And a non-sedating antihistamine would be the final thing to consider. Never afrin or dristan. Sudafed also has many unwanted side effects. ...Read more
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
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
OTC cold meds: Most over the counter cold medications combine antihistamines, decongestants and cough suppressants. People with hypertension should avoid those with pseudoephedrine. Guaifenesin is available is some preparations and is a great addition to the combination as it can thin secretions and promote drainage (MUST drink plenty of water for this to work properly). ...Read more
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