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What Is The Best Treatment For Chronic Rhinorrhea
This is a symptomatic disorder of the nose characterized by inflamed nasal mucosa. Groupings of rhinitis exist triggered by infection, allergy, non-allergic triggers/exposure, meds, immune disorder, and/or structural problems in the nose. Symptoms can include itching, sneezing, congestion, watery/mucoid drainage, post-nasal drainage with sore throat, ear ...Read more
Tissues: Best med for vasomotor rhinitis is ipratropium spray (atrovent nasal spray). Antihistamine nasal sprays are also useful (patanase, astepro, astelin) but not oral antihistamines. Afrin & other otc nasal decongestants work in a pinch but often lead to overuse, decreasing effectiveness & paradoxically increased congestion, a condition called rhinitis medicamentosa aka medicine nose. See your md. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Treated w/laser glaucoma open angle, unsuccessful. Now on Xalatan generic and timoptic (timolol). Is there any new treatment? 83 y.O. Male w/ open angle glaucoma; 40 years chronicity. Reccomendation?
Yes: This is a very good but complicated question.You have not given me nearly enough information to render an opinion.If you are hoping to discontinue your eye drops there are several newer surgical procedures which might work. Talk to your eye doctor about these options. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: If you have positive skin or blood test to confirm the presence of allergy, then these are the steps *Minimize allergen exposure particularly pet and dust mites. *medications such as nasal steroid +/- nasal antihistamine. Occasionally a leukotriene modifier. *allergy shots to modify the disease process. One needs to do one or more of the above . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
3 levels: 1. Avoidance - if it is possible to limit exposure to what you are allergic to that is the place to start -> works best for animals and dust. 2. Medical - antihistamines (benadryl, allegra, Claritin are common ones), intranasal steroids (flonase, Nasonex (mometasone) or similar) and variations of these 3. Immunotherapy - "allergy shots" or similar. ...Read more
Multiple options: Clearly it depends on the allergens in question. First step us environmental control measures such as dust mite covers, pet dander avoidance, mold abatement and keeping windows closed seasonally. Next is medication options including daily antihistamine oral medication as well as nasal antihistamines and nasal steroids. If still symptomatic consider allergy desensitization either injections or wh. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been suffered in allergic rhinitis for many years. Any possible treatment or medication could be help?
Allergic rhinitis: Please go soon to your nearest Pharmacy and see what medication would be of best help. More often than not, the Pharmacist will recommend a medication that does not require a doctor's prescription.I suspect the Pharmacist will be best! If they think you might need different care please contact your doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more
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