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Which Antihistamine Does Not Dry Sinus
Is it possible to get "rebound" side effects from stopping an antihistamine? I've been taking one for 5 months, and have sinus problems since stopping
You probably need it: Rebound to cessation of antihistamines would be unusual, . If you took a combination antihistamine/decongestant, it would be more common. However, you had been taking an antihistamine for 5 months. Had you taken it for a nasal problem? My hunch is that your nasal/sinus problem, for which you had taken the antihistamine in the first place, recurred the moment you stopped it. ...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 have bad sinus congestion. I took an antihistamine but it did not help. I'm off it now. And I am still congested. What can I do?
Meds for congestion: Antihistamines usually do not help congestion. A doctor would need to know how long you've been congested and whether you have a sore throat, clear or yellow discharge, itching etc. Is it a cold, sinusitis or allergies? Generally, phenylrphrine, pseudoephedrine and Afrin are used short term for congestion. Chronic cases : evaluate nasal structure, allergies, rule out infection by exam and/or CT. ...Read more
I'm currently on 4 antihistamines for chronic uritcaria. I have a sinus infection is there anything I can take to relieve symptoms?
Antihistamines..: Won't treat sinus "infection", if bacterial infection, whether acute or chronic, antibiotics would be indicated, if it is viral, other measures as saline nasal washes, decongestants, or other meds may be needed. Kindly see your doctor for evaluation ...Read more
How long should I self treat for sinusitis/annoying sinus drainage before I need to see a doctor? Antihistamine helps but I still have thick drainage.
Any time: There are lots of causes of sinus drainage, and just as many ways to treat it. As long as there are no headaches, fever, or stomach upset due to the drainage, you don't need to see a doctor. But if it doesn't go away in a few days, why continue to suffer? Your doctor is there to help you feel well all the time - not just when you can't stand it any more. ...Read more
On antihistamine and sinus medications it says to consult your doctor if you have thyroid disease. Why?
Avoid stimulants: Many otc cold medicines have pseudophed or similar stimulant medications. If you are hyperthyroid, this would be an added stimulant. If your heart rate is already 95 from your thyroid, the added stimulant could be bad for your heart. However, if your thyroid is being treated, and your blood ft4 is normal, you are probably ok. ...Read more
I see a lot of antihistamine and sinus medications that says to consult your doctor if you have thyroid disease. What is the reason for this?
No: Decongestants reduce the swelling in the nose, but do not clear out the sinuses to the point of changing ct results. Other pathologies will be completely unaffected. ...Read more
I am average size. But my face is always swollen. I do have sinus trouble & use a Nasal spray. I also use Saline spray. Antihistamines don't help?
Is it safe to take an antihistamine and a decongestant everyday to help combat chronic sinus infections?
In general, yes: Improving nasal function will decrease the incidence and severity of sinusitis. If you are allergic and congested then a combination of an antihistamine decongestant can be of help. So can intranasal steroids and other measures. If you have recurrent infections an allergy evaluation and a good ENT evaluation can be of great benefit. ...Read more
Sinus problems. If I put my fingertip on my eyelid, I sneeze from the sensation, do I need an antihistamine, deconstest or anti-inflam?
Reflex: Touch eyelid = reflex sneeze. No med for that. If you have "allergy" symptoms you can treat them according to the details. Ask your DR. ...Read more
Good day I woke up with swollen eyelids nose bridge and forehead. I had sinus last night and took two allergex. Would an antihistamine work better?
Probably not: Allergex is an antihistamine. It is chlorpheniramine. If it was an allergic reaction, it should have helped. If it helped, but only slightly then maybe taking a longer acting antihistamine like (cetirizine or fexofenadine) might help. You should also consider other causes for the swelling is the antihistamines are not helping. ...Read more
Daily sinus headache due to regular intake of antihistamines for perennial allergic rhinitis. Please help. Great difficulty in doing work. Taking arinac.
Allergist: You need not suffer as you do... Taking antihistamines will mask the symptoms, but not solve the problem. Allergy treatment will help your body become desensitized to the allergens that affect you. See an allergist asap. ...Read more
Sinus issues for months. Ige, cbc, wbc, sinus xray normal. Have tried decongestant, sinus rinse, steroid spray, antihistamine. Now what?
Will have allergy test Monday. Can I use cold meds without antihistamine? Nasalcrom (cromolyn)? Congested, swollen neck glands, sneezing and sinus & ear pressur
High mold exposure when cleaning. Allergic to mold. 1 wk increasing sinus/chest congestion, itching nose/eyes/throat. Antihistamine? Fluticasone?
Yes: Both can give you some symptomatic relief. Avoiding the exposure is primary and if it is in a home it is best to move if you are highly sensitive. Check out www. Mhpvitamins. Com, Inc. As they have a homeopathic for this. ...Read more
Meds: Yes no significant reaction.Get a more detailed answer ›
Took claritin 24 hr about 4-5 he's ago but still having sinus symptoms is it OK to take benadryl (diphenhydramine) also?
Won't help: If the problem is still congestion and pressure, antihistamines help mainly the itchy runny nose not the congestion, so you need a decongestant, but make sure your blood pressure is normal before using it, your Doctor would help you in that regard, meanwhile use saline nasal wash frequently, goodluck ...Read more
My son is 47 months old. My husband accidentally gave him 5ml of childrens Benadryl (diphenhydramine) d allergy and sinus instead of the hylands allergy? Should I worry
No: Pt should be fine with that dose ...Read more
I have had sinus drainage several days now I have been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and zyrtec and a chough med very little help what should I do?
Yes: Both likely contain decongestants and are contraindicated for long-term use if you have high blood pressure. Using for acute sinus/cold symptoms is generally ok with interval of about 4-6 hours depending on the effect. Would also be ok to stick with the one that works better if taking them tomorrow. ...Read more
Benadryl should not: Have any effect on your sinus tachycardia. ...Read more
I took 2 Excedrin tension pills. Can I take 2 Benadryl (diphenhydramine) sinus headache on top of that?
Headache: I would suggest waiting 3-4 hours before taking anything else as you may over dose on contents such as acetaminophen (Tylenol), aspirin, and caffeine. It looks like you also take Vicodin which may further complicate matters. Since you have a history of "migraine" I would strongly recommend consulting a neurologist to help you manage your headaches. Avoid self medicating. ...Read more
I have a bad cold and a sinus infection. I just took 2 tblespoons of nquil. Can I take a benadryl (diphenhydramine) also?
Dear Doctor, I need advise of using Benadryl-D Allergy and Sinus for my son. I plan to give him 0.5 tsp only at night. Is that safe?
Is it safe to give a 21 lb (6 mo) baby a dose of benadryl-d for congestion/allergies/sinus trouble? If so, what is the dosage? Thanks
Too young?: It's usually not recommended to medicate babies this young. S/he doesn't have sinuses so, please do not try to treat for 'sinusitis'. Check with your pediatrician before giving any over-the-counter med to your baby. In the meantime, you can give very small sprays of saline into baby's nose and use bulb suction to remove mucus. ...Read more
I recently got a sinus infection about 2 days ago. I've been taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for it. Its the third day and my entire body hurts and I have a cough.
Hello, I was wondering if I had taken a few sips of a margarita and then took benadryl (diphenhydramine) would it harm me? Because I tried a drink and have been having sinus Pressure all day so I took benadryl (diphenhydramine).
I have a sinus headache due to a cold. I took a 24 hour claritin pill this morning, but it didn't help. Can I take benadryl (diphenhydramine) now? Its only been 12 hrs.
Yes you can: Yes you can as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) allergy plus sinus relief does not contain ibuprophen. ...Read more
I was taking Amoxicyllin to treat a sinus infection. After a week of use, I just developed a terrible rash. My torso & back are covered. Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?
What are the best treatments for asthma and allergies? I am using nasonex, spirivia, albueterol, and benadryl (diphenhydramine). Plus doing sinus rinses. Still sick.
Asthma guidelines: If you do have asthma spireva is not an asthma medication, although is sometimes of benefit especially if there is also copd. I cannot tell you what is the correct asthma medication for you. You need to see a board certified allergist for appropriate evaluation and treatment of your entire respiratory system. ...Read more
Is there any type of medication other than Benadryl (diphenhydramine) (have heart disease) that can relieve sinus headaches from cold weather?
2nd time now, I have a swollen right eye that's all watery. Also right side of my nose is watery. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cured it before. Not now. Tried sinus med.?
See doctor: If you have a swollen right nose and right eye, you need to see a doctor. OTC sinus med is unlikely to help if you have a serious sinus infection on the right. ...Read more
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