Unlikely. Claritin is an antihistamine with good relief for itching, sneezing, runny nose with less effect on nasal congestion. Ear pain that is caused by allergies may be slightly relieved, but typically, a decongestant that decreases nasal congestion is better suited to relieve the ear pain that goes along with eustachian tube dysfunction. A nasal steroid spray may be even more effective.
I've been taking claritin (loratadine) daily to control allergies that cause chronic sinus and ear pain. It worked well for 6 months, but the pain is back. Is ther?
Medical evaluation. By an allergist/ ENT is needed, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck.
Decongestant. Advil (ibuprofen) won't do anything but decongestant possibly. If this has been present for more than a week, you need to see your doctor to make sure that the ears do drain to avoid permanent hearing loss.
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.
Indirectly yes. Claritin (loratadine) helps drying up secretions, by doing so less fluid will accumulate in the middle ear and the middle ear canal, hence ears would easily drain built up fluid.
Unlikely. Frequently the eustachean tubes ventilating the ears are blocked by congestion in the nasal cavity. For that you need something to decongest the nose. Thus taking a decongestant, nasal antihistamine, or nasal steroid may help. Oral antihistamine would do little if anything to open up your ears.
Yes, but... Claritin is an antihistamine and while effective for relief of itching, sneezing, runny nose and hives, it may not have a significant effect on nasal congestion and ear plugging/popping. Your ob/gyn will recommend something more effective than claritin.
Fluid in ear for months. FNP prescribed Flonase and Claritin, (loratadine) but no improvement and starting to feel a lot of pressure. Any advice?
? Need to see ENT. For assessment of your upper airways, middle ears are considered part of sinuses, you may also have Eustachian tube dysfunction, check with your doctor who may refer you to an ENT, meanwhile, if you haven't already done so, saline nasal washes can definitely help if done consistently everyday, good luck.
I've developed an itchy face ears mouth, can I take fexofenadine and loratadine together for faster results?
Yes but. You can use them together but they're practically identical so I don't know that you'll get much mileage out of the combination. You'd do better to use a second, different medicine with the antihistamine like a topical steroid cream. Or for really awful cases, an oral (or im) steroid. (you'd need to see your doc for that). If the itch is due to fungal infection, it must be addressed.