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Will Loratadine Help My Stuffed Up Ears
My ears keep popping, I've tried Claritin (loratadine) and it haa not helped and cannot take Sudafed. What should I do to relieve the stufiness in my ears. ?
Follow-up needed: If you have history of environmental allergies the sinuses are usually congested also fluid could build up behind the tympanic membrane causing ears to be congested. You may need to use over the counter Flonase or Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ nasal sprays if not better. Also try Normal Saline nasal spray over the counter. If no relief you need to be seen by a Physician. ...Read more
I took claritin once and its 10mg for 24hrs it made me stop sneezing but my nose is stuffed up it helped me stop sneezing but didnt help my nose to cl?
Antihistamines: Yes, antihistamines like claritin can help with allergy symptoms like sneezing, itching, watery nose and watery eyes. However, intranasal steroid sprays are better for complaint of nasal congestion. These are now available over the counter (Flonase, Rhinocort, Nasocort, etc). Using them consistently is important. They will not relieve congestion if only used intermittently. ...Read more
What can I take w/fluoxetine that would help me with my runny nose, stuffy nose and blowing green and left ear hurting that's over the counter?
Mucinex-D: The only interaction between Prozac and OTC cold medicines is an increased risk of serotonin syndrome (quite rare). Just to be on the safe side - avoid anything with dextromethorphan HBr ... I'd suggest Mucinex-D and some Tylenol (acetaminophen) for any pain you might feel from the ear pressure. Hope that helps & feel better soon! ...Read more
Stuffed up itchy nose, stuffed up very itchy ears with slight pain in them. Brain fog. pressure shift in my ears when i swallow.
Allergies/sinusitis: In either case, you should see your physician to see if you need treatment. ...Read more
I used Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray (in my nose) to releave pressure pain in my ears. Now my ears feel stopped up, and still hurt.
Stop it: Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray can cause worsening of nasal congestion if used excessively and can have you completely blocked up. Stop using it and start using a saline nasal spray. Over the counter decongestants can alleviate your ear congestion. If no change, see an allergist. ...Read more
Yes: Drink lots of liquids and use a neti-pot. ...Read more
Stuffy nose: Many things can cause stuffy nose including allergy. A cold, flu, sinus infection also cause stuffy nose. However if you have congestion all the time, it's likely due to allergy or sinus problem. OTC allergy/sinus medication may help relieve your symptoms temporarily. See a local physician to get a diagnosis and more effective long term treatment. Both allergist and ENT are specialized in this. ...Read more
My allergies is keeping me stuffed up with a bad cough my doc gave me astelin nose spray and i take zyrtec (cetirizine) my chest has never been this bad.
Woke up to vibrational fan like noise left ear. Worsen when I stand up or walking. Nose is congested but tried nasal rinse n nasonex (mometasone). ?
Ear Noise: Does noise come & go, or always there? Feel dizzy, lightheaded? Sensation of spinning, rocking, or tumbling (vertigo)? Problems with balance? Nausea/vomiting? Fluid or bleeding from left ear? If Yes to bleeding from ear, see your doctor. If No & you do not have high blood pressure, consider using a decongestant (like phenylephrine) for 2-3 days. If no change or worse symptoms, see your MD ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My 7 month old has stuffy nose. What can I give her or do to help the stuffy nose and congestion? I am doing the saline spray/drop
?irritants?: The first months are troubled by narrow nasal passages & exposure to dust, fragrences, smoke & other irritants.Baby tries to flush these out of the nose with mucous but this often ends as congestion & produces rattling with breathing. The best rx is washing out the nose with saline & suctioning the remainder. Eliminate irritants from babies environment & this will happen less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I make my eyes feel better from allergies? Every spring, my allergies kick into high gear and i start gobbling antihistamines like popcorn. While these help dry up my runny nose, my eyes are still red and itchy. I can't ride the bus without being
A little: Zyrtec is a new generation antihistamine and is very good at treating itching, sneezing, runny nose. It is less effective for severe nasal congestion. The product zyrtec-d contains a decongestant that may help. Also, the topical nasal steroid sprays are even more effective with less side effects for nasal congestion associated with allergies. ...Read more
Can i take zyrtec (cetirizine) while pregnant? If not, what can i take to ease my allergies (sneezing, itchy eyes and ears, runny nose)?
What can I take for congested nose and ears with blocked eustachian tubes. Its been 6 weeks and I can't take decongestants n I've tried antihistamine?
I have ringing in ears, ear fullness and nasal drainage. On Flonase and Cipro, what else can I take to clear mucus and unblock ears?
Ear fullness ringing: I sometimes add ear drops like cortisporin to decrease the ear fullness as it contains steroids. I also add an antihistamine ( like Zyrtec) as it decreases the inflammatory process. Sometimes I use Astelin /astepro a nasal antihistamine spray in lieu of Flonase. Elevating head of bed and treating GERD , if presen,t w/ Zantac may help as GERD can exacerbate inflammation. f/u/ w/ doc ...Read more
What's better to get rid of fluid in ear, antihistamine or decongestant? Tried nasal sprays but they don't work and seem to make me dizzy
Decongestants: Fluid in the middle ear is more common in children but can happen sometime in adults.It is usually due to drainage problem in Eustachian tube and Decongestants oral or Steroid nasal drops will help clear it, In children it does clears up in most cases and if persists and causing Hearing loss sometimes we put tubes in the drum to drain the fluid Some will recommend Antihistamines if there is allerg ...Read more
I'm stuffed up 24/7 and can not find relief by blowing my nose. I have tried using every nose spray on the market. What are my options?
See details: See an ENT doctor and determine why you symptoms persist. It is possible that it is a simple issue to resolve. ...Read more
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