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What do I take for a runny nose and sneezing if I am on thyroud medicine?

What do I take for a runny nose and sneezing if I am on thyroud medicine?

Allergies: There are many safe medications for treatment of runny nose with sneezing, which is consistent with allergic rhinitis, especially if you see it as a pattern either seasonal or year round. You can start with otc antihistamine. Those are weak allergy mediations. If symptoms do not improve, you should some see a local allergist. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Rhinitis (Definition)

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


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I took a 10mg loratadine tablet at 7 am. However my runny nose and sneezing has returned. Can I take another tablet and be safe?

I took a 10mg loratadine tablet at 7 am. However my runny nose and sneezing has returned. Can I take another tablet and be safe?

Loratadine: Here is the drugs. Com information.
https://www. Drugs. Com/dosage/loratadine.html

i.e. maximum recommended dose 10mg. See your doctor for alternatives ...Read more

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I am currently breastfeeding and I have a cold. Dry coughing sneezing and runny nose. What is safe to take since I breastfeed? Safe for me and baby?

I am currently breastfeeding and I have a cold. Dry coughing sneezing and runny nose. What is safe to take since I breastfeed? Safe for me and baby?

Viral infection: Drink over 2 liters of water / day--not hard, as one bottled water is ½ a liter. That will help to flush out the virus circulating in your bloodstream. A nasal spray decongestant like Afrin has minimal absorption into your bloodstream. A drying antihistamine (those which can make you sleepy) like diphenhydramine is regarded as safe, too. Try half the usual dose, which would be 25 mg. ...Read more

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My 1yr son came down with a cold yesturday. He has a really bad runny nose, a bit of a cough, sneezing, and diahria. Should I take him to the doctor?

My 1yr son came down with a cold yesturday. He has a really bad runny nose, a bit of a cough, sneezing, and diahria. Should I take him to the doctor?

Depends: As long as your baby remains active, feeds or drinks fairly well without running fever, watching for 2-3 days would be reasonable. ...Read more

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4 yr old had mild fevers to start and now had a runny nose sneezing has green snot discharge from nose should I take to doctor or wait out

4 yr old had mild fevers to start and now had a runny nose sneezing has green snot discharge from nose should I take to doctor or wait out

Close observation: Ok to wait if he is happy, active and eating well, check out with your pediatrician if he is fussy, vomiting, not eating well, fever more than 3 days also deserve a trip to the doctor, Green snot does not mean much. ...Read more

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Just curious if a runny nose, sneezing, coughing is allergies or common cold. Important to me had spleen removed in Feb did take zrytec at 130pm today?

Just curious if a runny nose, sneezing, coughing is allergies or common cold. Important to me had spleen removed in Feb did take zrytec at 130pm today?

See an allergist: Allergies and viral infections can be hard to tell apart, unless there's a fever. Allergies don't cause fever. And viral infections don't last more than a week or two, so if your symptoms last longer than that, an allergist will be able to test you to find out what's going on ...Read more

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I am 14 weeks pregnant and have a terrible cold/flu. Runny nose, congested and sneezing, feeling meh! Is there anything safe for me to take?

I am 14 weeks pregnant and have a terrible cold/flu. Runny nose, congested and sneezing, feeling meh! Is there anything safe for me to take?

Pregnant w cold.: Lots of OTC cold remedies are not safe during pregnancy, as are some antibiotics. Your best bet would be to see a doctor, determine your diagnosis and determine a pregnancy-safe treatment regimen. ...Read more

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Our 4 year old has a 100.5 fever and complains of pain @ top of his head. He has no runny nose and no cough/sneezing but is easily fatigued. What could he have and should we take him to the er?

Our 4 year old has a 100.5 fever and complains of pain @ top of his head. He has no runny nose and no cough/sneezing but is easily fatigued. What could he have and should we take him to the er?

Fever and Head Pain: Call you pediatrician for advice... He may well send you to the er or arrange to see him in the office. If you don't have a doctor I would go to the er. ...Read more

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Since 2-3 days im sneezing a lot and due to sneezing I have runny nose, sometimes dry itchy nose and throat. Is it some allergy? What should I take?

Since 2-3 days im sneezing a lot and due to sneezing I have runny nose, sometimes dry itchy nose and throat. Is it some allergy? What should I take?

Sneezing: Hello, it looks like your symptoms are the classic description of allergic rhinitis. Otc antihistamines like claritin, (loratadine) zyrtec or allegra. These medications will help reduce your symptoms. If they don't respond to this first line approach, see your doctor for other options. ...Read more

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My acid reflux is killing my throat what should I take? I had pizza and spaghetti today. I also have a runny nose and I'm sneezing.

My acid reflux is killing my throat what should I take? I had pizza and spaghetti today. I also have a runny nose and I'm sneezing.

Possible LERD?: Exposure of the vocal cords to stomach acid & pepsin will result in larygneal inflammation (larygo-esophageal reflux =lerd). Acute laryngitis may result, but watch out for chronic hoarseness, throat clearing, airway spasms, cough, bronchitis, asthma-type presentation. If you're sure its reflux, try antacids for immediate relief, improve diet, start acid blockers. If not sure, get checked please. ...Read more

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28 yr old f. I hav diclofenac allergy frm childhood (eye swelling, runny nose&heavy sneezing wen I take dis).Wich all medicines I shud avoid in future?

28 yr old f. I hav diclofenac allergy frm childhood (eye swelling, runny nose&heavy sneezing wen I take dis).Wich all medicines I shud avoid in future?

Confined to diclofen: Nsaid induced hives and angioedema are specific to that NSAID (look for generic and not brand names) as evidenced by your tolerance of naproxen. Diclo is the only drug you need to avoid. ...Read more

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Hi. Can I take non-drowsy allergy relief and nighttime cold and flu medicine at the same time? I have a runny nose, sneezing, cough, and ear pain.

Nighttime cold & flu: Medicine should be enough, most of them already contain an antihistamine in the ingredients, so no need to add a non-drowsy allergy medicine. Read the labels carefully, rest, fluids, salt water gargles and saline nasal washes, if no improvement soon, especially ear pain, see your doctor, also stop smoking if you are, and avoid being around smokers, best wishes ...Read more

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Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) while pregnant? If not, what can I take to ease my allergies (sneezing, itchy eyes and ears, runny nose)?

Can I take zyrtec (cetirizine) while pregnant? If not, what can I take to ease my allergies (sneezing, itchy eyes and ears, runny nose)?

Confirm: I would suggest a saline rinse for nose and eyes. It should be safe, but please check with your local pharmacy and OB. They have up to date computerized information.
Using a HEPA filter at home and avoiding triggers will also help. ...Read more

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What is safe to take for allergies (congestion, scratchy throat, sneezing, runny nose) while breastfeeding? Breastfeeding only once per day.

What is safe to take for allergies (congestion, scratchy throat, sneezing, runny nose) while breastfeeding? Breastfeeding only once per day.

Use non-sedating: Antihistamines that are available over the counter, such as Claritin, Zyrtec, or Allegra unless your infant is a newborn. You may find a slight decrease in milk production, which would be an issue if you are trying to build up your supply, but the trace amounts in your milk should not be harmful to your infant. ...Read more

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I'm 16 weeks pregnant with allergies symptoms are runny nose sneezing and watery eyes can I take alka-seltzer plus?

I'm 16 weeks pregnant with allergies symptoms are runny nose sneezing and watery eyes can I take alka-seltzer plus?

Probably not: This contains a decongestant which are best avoided in pregnancy. I suggest you check with your OB as each OB has meds they are comfortable with. ...Read more

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Runny nose, drainage from nose in back throat, sneezing, head pressure, have orthostatic hypotension, any suggestions on OTC medicine I can take?

Runny nose, drainage from nose in back throat, sneezing, head pressure, have orthostatic hypotension, any suggestions on OTC medicine I can take?

Insuff information: You need to see an internist to be properly triaged. Stuffy noses are common, orthostatic hypotension is a real problem that needs to be addressed. Do not know what meds you are taking, or prior medical history. ...Read more

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Currently I have seasonal Allergy (Ragweed) sneezing runny nose, itchy nose/ throat, Is it ok to take my annual Flu shot now or should I wait.?

Currently I have seasonal Allergy (Ragweed) sneezing runny nose, itchy nose/ throat, Is it ok to take my annual Flu shot now or should I wait.?

Mgt: For your allergic symptoms, your PCP may prescribe an anti-histamine, nasal saline and/or a nasal steroid.
You can still have your flu vaccine as recommended. ...Read more

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I'm 11 weeks and 1 day pregnant. I have a bad cold (sneezing, runny nose, congestion, sore throat, and coughing). Can I take something for my cold?

I'm 11 weeks and 1 day pregnant. I have a bad cold (sneezing, runny nose, congestion, sore throat, and coughing). Can I take something for my cold?

Only some things: I would avoid drugs due to safety concerns but it is safe to take chicken soup (ideally home-made with an organic chicken) and raw honey with lemon. Research suggests zinc lozenges can help & this is safe in pregnancy. Finally, homeopathy is very safe in pregnancy and if you find the correct remedy it really helps- see
http://homeopathyplus. Com. Au/the-common-cold-ways-to-send-it-packing/ ...Read more

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I have severe congestion, sneezing, runny nose, awful dry sometimes yellow mucus cough, my mucus from my nose is clear. I took allegra, did not help at all. I cant decide if its allergies or a sinus infection/cold. Its been 3 days. Should I take mucinex c

I have severe congestion, sneezing, runny nose, awful dry sometimes yellow mucus cough, my mucus from my nose is clear. I took allegra, did not help at all. I cant decide if its allergies or a sinus infection/cold. Its been 3 days. Should I take mucinex c

Infection?: Try a different antihistamine, like Benadryl (diphenhydramine). If 25-50 mg of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) makes no difference, then it is not likely that your symptoms are due to allergies. There is no good evidence that mucinex is much help and it is expensive and has its own side effects, and I never recommend it. Avoid fragrances and aerosols while sick (add to irritation of respiratory tract). See MD if no better in 2-3 days. ...Read more

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Why do I wake up with a runny nose and sneezing?

Why do I wake up with a runny nose and sneezing?

Allergies: These symptoms could br caused by many things, but dust mite allergy could be one of them. See an allergist for allergy testing, and if it is positive for dust mites, then purchase dust mite covers for your pillow and mattress. ...Read more

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I have constant runny nose and sneezing but not a cold, or hayfever?

I have constant runny nose and sneezing but not a cold, or hayfever?

Allergies?: Get checked out by a doctor. Could be from allergies. This can usually be helped with medication. ...Read more

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My one month old has a slightly runny nose, and sneezing. Should I be worried?

My one month old has a slightly runny nose, and sneezing. Should I be worried?

Common finding: Babies have sensitive noses 7 often don't do well with dust or fragrances. If babies keeping up his/her normal schedule & feedings I would just monitor the situation. ...Read more

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I have this runny nose and sneezing mostly every morning especially if I am tired. Sometimes it occurs even when I am not tired.?

I have this runny nose and sneezing mostly every morning especially if I am tired. Sometimes it occurs even when I am not tired.?

AM Rhinitis: Morning nasal symptoms, such as sneezing and runny nose, can be due to nonallergic triggers, including temperature change, but are often an indication of an allergic reaction after overnight exposure to dust mites or feathers in bedding. Dust covers on pillows and mattresses can be helpful. Also removing or cleaning carpeting may be useful. And remember to keep pets out of the bedroom. ...Read more

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Can you tell me what is the best way to get rid of runny nose and sneezing?

Can you tell me what is the best way to get rid of runny nose and sneezing?

Allergic rhinitis: The best answer to treatment is finding out the cause of your symptoms. The presence of a runny nose and sneezing is consistent with allergic rhinitis, or nasal allergy. First you should see an allergist. In the mean time otc anti-allergy meds such as Claritin or Allegra and a decongestant which is often combined with these two drugs can help. ...Read more

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I've had a constant runny nose and sneezing for weeks, I know this is not hayfever any ideas?

I've had a constant runny nose and sneezing for weeks, I know this is not hayfever any ideas?

Prolonged rhinorrhea: Either you have allergic or vasomotor rhinitis and you can try oral antihistamines (or the like) or nasal steroids. Why not first try an air purifier, however. ...Read more

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Runny Nose (Definition)

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Nasal (Definition)

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