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What To Take To Dry Up Sinus Drainage
Lots of options: For head/sinus congestion, products such as sudafed, or some non-medication solutions, such as a humidifier or nasal saline can help. For chest congestion, products such as Mucinex (guaifenesin) can help. To help with the pain of sinus pressure, Acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can be taken. If allergies are an issue, claritin, allegra, or zyrtec help. All meds above are available over the counter. ...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
Sinus rinse: The predominant method used for flushing the nasal cavity with saline is the Neti-pot. Neilmed has a newer device that is a squeeze bottle. The advantage is better control over the velocity of the rinse. If the rinse makes you cough, then you would do well with a more gentle strategy such that it flows out the other nostril instead of down the throat. Our patients do well with this. ...Read more
Cough/sinus problem: If you have a sinus drip yuou may be coughing from the drip as well. Dry hacking cough along with sinus pressure may be from hay fever. Try sinus lavage with slaine solution and suck on lozenges and warm salt water gragles along with allergy meds may help. If bad you should see your doc. ...Read more
Depends what else is: Also happening regarding your allergies status. Any histamines work fairly quickly within 15 to 20 minutes. However if you also have itching in your eyelids, nose, throat, those will respond probably quicker then fluid draining from the ears. Also nasal decongestants can sometimes help clear fluid by decompressing the eustachian tube. Your doctor knows best. So,you should probably call her or him. ...Read more
What is best to take for a headache due to sinus congestion and swelling? And also what is a good method to help drain my sinusus?
Sinus congestion: Eagle, get in the habit of using a nasal saline rinse to clean out the nose. You may also want to consider seeing your doctor to see if a nasal corticosteroid spray would be in your best interest. ...Read more
Can antihistamines help reduce mucus flow to treat post-nasal drip, or do they just dry it up (thus making it thicker)?
Antihistamines: Would help the sneeze, the itchiness, and to a lesser extent the secretions. Mucous flow is generally due to inflammation, which can be due to allergies, viruses, irritants, etc..so the key in management is to reduce the inflammation of whatever reason. Proper assessment by an ENT / an Allergist is what you need, good luck ...Read more
Many: Ricin tab( garlic) , ponaris steam inhalation , turmeric, sage oil diffusion, oil of oregano tab. ...Read more
Is it better to see an allergist or ENT for trying to fix chronically irritated sinuses and burning/wet feeling ears with thick sinus drainage?
Frank Blood?: Per Mayo Clinic, possible reasons for coughing blood include: chronic bronchitis, bronchiectasis, Pulmonary Tuberculosis, Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, lung cancer, cystic Fibrosis, pneumonia, abscess of lung, emphysema,pulmonary embolism, chest trauma, parasitic infections. See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/symptoms/coughing-up-blood/basics/causes/sym-20050934 ...Read more
Have bronchitis and burns to cough; what happens to the congestion if you don't cough it up? Can it make you sicker? Better to cough and hurt or not?
Atelectases: The pain on coughing is due to the force you exert on the chest wall and sometimes on rubbing of tissues such as in pleurisy. If you don't cough up secretions, they get what we call inspissated, plug up the airways, cause atelectases and maybe pneumonia. It is best to liquefy secretion for ease of expetoration with lots of fluids (juice and water) and sometimes expectorants. ...Read more
See an ENT: There are several causes for these issues. Your best option would be to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more
Careful...: You don't always want to suppress a cough, especially if there is infection present. So, before taking an otc cough med, it is important to know the etiology of the cough to determine the best med to take for that particular cough. Cough etiologies include acute bronchitis, bronchospasm, gerd, post-nasal drip and sometimes a combination of factors. All these have different treatments. See your doc. ...Read more
Depends on cause.: A good thorough exam by an otolaryngologist should give you the answer. There are many causes of nasal obstruction:allergies, deviated septum, polyps, sinusitis, turbinate hypertrophy. Too many to get into in this format. You need to be evaluated by an ENT to figure this one out. ...Read more
Zyrtec, (cetirizine) saline: For otc drying try zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you can handle the sedation. Don't drive on benadryl (diphenhydramine). Nasal saline rinses can be helpful. Some people swear pseudophed dries them out but i don't know why. Better airflow i suppose. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more
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