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What's the best OTC med to take for sinus drainage?

What's the best OTC med to take for sinus drainage?

There are: A number of them. Sudafed is the most common. HOWEVER I note you are taking THYROID medication therefore I would check the use of ANY oral decongestant with your Health Care Provider!

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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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sinus congestion and drainage. Bronchial like symptoms with mild coughing. ZITHOMAX low dose seems to take it away. Is this ok if other things do not work? I have been on many due to frequent inf.

sinus congestion and drainage. Bronchial like symptoms with mild coughing. ZITHOMAX low dose seems to take it away. Is this ok if other things do not work? I have been on many due to frequent inf.

Determine Cause: Important to determine cause so that sinus infection aren't recurrent. Do you have allergic or non-allergic rhinitis or a combination of both? If you have allergies have you tried starting allergy shots? Daily medicated nasal sprays are key, there are various types that you can try. Important to use daily controller therapy to prevent recurrent sinus infections in the future. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a lot of drainage and swallow a lot. Could it be a sinus problem or allergy? If so what should I take.?

I have a lot of drainage and swallow a lot. Could it be a sinus problem or allergy? If so what should I take.?

Possible: However you should consult your doctor re. This since one cannot determine the cause without a more detailed history or exam. ...Read more

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Have a cough and cannot get rid of it, been to the Dr before, all he said was sinus drainage, is there a cough medicine I can take for this?

Have a cough and cannot get rid of it, been to the Dr before, all he said was sinus drainage, is there a cough medicine I can take for this?

Antihistamine: If it is due to sinus drainage, you can try an allergy medicine over the counter. It may also help for you to get a nasal steroid spray prescribed by your doctor which can also relieve the swelling in your sinuses. This would decrease the drainage to the back of your throat, which is causing the cough. ...Read more

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What can I take to get rid of a nagging cough due to I believe sinus drainage I have heard that a simple saline spray is good. Can I make thus myself?

What can I take to get rid of a nagging cough due to I believe sinus drainage I have heard that a simple saline spray is good. Can I make thus myself?

Salt water washes: Buy one of the squirt bottle kits with the ready-made packets. Buy a gallon or two of distilled water. Use it twice per day. Huge difference! ...Read more

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Sinus issues & drainage when leaning over- just gave sample of liquid from nose to test for csf, how long do results take?

Sinus issues & drainage when leaning over- just gave sample of liquid from nose to test for csf, how long do results take?

Css: I assume beta transferrin test. If csf leak suspected, specimen should be expedited. Should have result back in 2 to 48 hours. Why is csf leak suspected? Recent sinus surgery, head trauma? ...Read more

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I have been having a lot of sinus drainage, especially at night. Since I cant take over the counter meds because of my heart, should I see my family doctor?

I have been having a lot of sinus drainage, especially at night. Since I cant take over the counter meds because of my heart, should I see my family doctor?

Sinus drainage: Always a good idea to discuss this with your family doctor. Meanwhile you may try rinsing out your nose using a Neti Pot---google this for instructions. ...Read more

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Whut can I take over-the-counter for ear infection from drainage from sinus?

Whut can I take over-the-counter for ear infection from drainage from sinus?

Ear and sinus: Hello. I would recommend saline irrigation after using afrin. Afrin only for 5 days but keep the saline going until your ear improves. Mucinex (guaifenesin) will help keep fluid thin and watery. Finally Ibuprofen will help with pain and inflammation. Good luck. ...Read more

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I'm having a real bad dry throat and in the very back of my throat I can see sinus drainage plus blood. I can't cough (or hack) it out.?

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I'm having a real bad dry throat and in the very back of my throat I can see sinus drainage plus blood. I can't cough (or hack) it out.?

Post nasal drip: Try saline irrigation of your nasal passage and spit it out of your mouth. See an ENT doctor to locate the source of bleeding and treatment of your possible sinusitis. ...Read more

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What med is best to take for sinus drainage and raw/sore throat?

Saline rinses: You might try using a neti-pot for saline irrigations combined with a decongestant. ...Read more

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Back from jamaica w/sore throat, sinus cong, drainage, and dry cough -7 days now. Cold?

Back from jamaica w/sore throat, sinus cong, drainage, and dry cough -7 days now. Cold?

Could be: It could be a cold or a sinus infection. See a doctor for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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When I breathe through my nose my left nostril always has a dry pain. Also get sinus colds very often and drainage in throat all the time. Help?

When I breathe through my nose my left nostril always has a dry pain. Also get sinus colds very often and drainage in throat all the time. Help?

Left nostril dry: Can be allergic rhinitis or vasomotor rhinitis (no allergy), w/ post nasal drip and sinusitis due to chronic congestion. Follow up with allergist to test for environmental allergens- pollen, dust mites or foods (milk, gluten,). Also consider gastric reflux Zyrtec for allergy, and ranitidine/previcid for reflux. F/u/ w/ doc


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I have sinus drainage, sore throat, & cough but no fever. What can I take for relief?

I have sinus drainage, sore throat, & cough but no fever. What can I take for relief?

See your doctor: If your symptoms have been this persistent, you need to see your doctor. He/she will listen to you, do an examination, and possibly run some tests to see what's wrong. ...Read more

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Clear sinus drainage down back of throat, fever, body aches, fatigue. Cant take Nsaids or OTC meds, What else can I do for some relief.

Clear sinus drainage down back of throat, fever, body aches, fatigue. Cant take Nsaids or OTC meds, What else can I do for some relief.

Treat symptoms: Use tylenol for fever, headache or body aches.
Use a netti pot or nasal rinses with water or saline for congestion.
Use non-prescription antihistamines and/or steroid nasal spray for congestion.
Honey, lime and whisky in hot water for sore throat.
It should pass in 5-10 days if it's a virus. ...Read more

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I am experiencing nasal congestion (stuffiness), nasal drainage, post nasal drip, chills. On Aura amoxicillin 3x500. Can I take Advil Sinus?

I am experiencing nasal congestion (stuffiness), nasal drainage, post nasal drip, chills. On Aura amoxicillin 3x500. Can I take Advil Sinus?

Yes you can: Unless you have a contraindication, like hypertension, but no interaction with amoxicillin, rest and fluids are important too together with saline nasal washes, would help you out, if no improvement, call or visit your doctor ...Read more

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Son has ear tubes. Fluid draining from one ear. Has sinus drainage too. Take him to doc bc of ear drainage? Worried it's ear infection.

Son has ear tubes. Fluid draining from one ear. Has sinus drainage too. Take him to doc bc of ear drainage? Worried it's ear infection.

See Doctor: Given his history of recurrent ear infections and ear tube placement I would definitely have him seen by his pediatrician for further workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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I have these weird red spots on the roof of my mouth and back of my throat. No pain and itches sometimes dry mouth sinus drainage in throat only?

Have checked: The only good way to determine if something is abnormal or not is to have it evaluated by either a dentist or physician. I would suggest having it looked at by one of those health care providers. ...Read more

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I've got a lump/swallon gland on back of roof of mouth unsure what it can be? I've had sore throat from sinus drainage, now a dry cough\ itcy throat?

I've got a lump/swallon gland on back of roof of mouth unsure what it can be? I've had sore throat from sinus drainage, now a dry cough\ itcy throat?

Lymph node: This may well be an enlarged lymph node responding to the infection, but without seeing it this would only be a guess. The best thing for you to do is to let a doctor take a look at this and make sure it is not an abscess, a tumor, or something else severe. Good luck. ...Read more

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I woke up today not feeling good. Here is the symptoms. Coughing, Weight in lungs, shortness of breath, chunky dry bloody phlegm, sinus drainage, muscle ache, lethargy, lightheaded, mirgraine, and fever. Any suggestions?

I woke up today not feeling good. Here is the symptoms. Coughing, Weight in lungs, shortness of breath, chunky dry bloody phlegm, sinus drainage, muscle ache, lethargy, lightheaded, mirgraine, and fever. Any suggestions?

SEE DOCTOR ASAP: It seems you are pretty sick and may have a lower respiratory infection like Acute Bronchitis or Pnumonia and need to see your Doctor asap. If can not see Doctor go to the ER
Meanwhile Drink plenty of fluids and take Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen if youbdo not have allergy to it or have a stomach ulcer.
You need examination and also may need Chest Xray and treatment with Antibiotics if Bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Clear runny discharge...Nose not congested. Could it be sinus? What to take. Using atenelol daily

Clear runny discharge...Nose not congested. Could it be sinus? What to take. Using atenelol daily

Allergies/virus: Usually, in the absence of trauma, a clear discharge could originate in the sinuses or the nasal passages. Most common causes are allergies, viruses or simply cold air exposure. For symptomatic relief of allergic or viral rhinitis, a steroid nasal inhaler (dose: 1-2 inhalations each nostril every 12-24 hrs for 1-2 weeks) will alleviate the dripping. It's always safest to see ones doctor first. ...Read more

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My wife has pain in her left sinus cavity. Some light mucus discharge. Should she ride it out, take OTC or find a doctor?

My wife has pain in her left sinus cavity. Some light mucus discharge. Should she ride it out, take OTC or find a doctor?

Possibly: If symptoms get much worse it may be turning into a sinus infection. See a doctor if symptoms continue to worsen for more than a couple of days. She can certainly try a nasal decongestant spray and or pill with advil or aleve. ...Read more

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What is best for sinus drainage?

What is best for sinus drainage?

Treat congestion: You should treat your nasal congestion to help your sinuses clear out. If you have allergies, see an allergist and get tested and treated. An over the counter preparation called sinus buster also helps with sinus congestion, worth a try. ...Read more

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I have had constant sinus drainage for 18 years. Taken all kinds of sinus meds and found no relief. It gets worse when I have dairy. What's the cause.

I have had constant sinus drainage for 18 years. Taken all kinds of sinus meds and found no relief. It gets worse when I have dairy. What's the cause.

Sinus drainage: For patients that present with constant sinus problems and no medications seem to help, I usually consider imaging - looking for polyps or other sinus anatomical problems. I also like to get the input of an ENT (ear nose throat) doctor, and perhaps an allergist. Best of luck to you! ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

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