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I've had post nasal drip for a few weeks, maybe due to allergies? I've tried using a neti pot, but it makes me more irritated. Any other suggestions?

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Dr. Harris Cohen
Family Medicine
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In brief: OTC

An otc antihistamine may help (claritin, allegra, (fexofenadine) or zyrtec).

In brief: OTC

An otc antihistamine may help (claritin, allegra, (fexofenadine) or zyrtec).
Dr. Harris Cohen
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Dr. Bhavin Patel
Also, consider stopping the Neti Pot (which is a sinus Rinse) and use Saline nasal spray (or nasal drops) 2-3 times per day.
Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: OTC antihstamines

Otc Cetirizine (generic of zyrtec) 1 tab, at bedtime should improve your symptoms with minimal if any sedation.
If that doesn't work, then consult an allergist as the next step is to test to see what allergies you have so you can avoid the offending substances and also obtain a prescription for an intranasal corticosteroid spray. If that doesn't work immunotherapy may be indicated.

In brief: OTC antihstamines

Otc Cetirizine (generic of zyrtec) 1 tab, at bedtime should improve your symptoms with minimal if any sedation.
If that doesn't work, then consult an allergist as the next step is to test to see what allergies you have so you can avoid the offending substances and also obtain a prescription for an intranasal corticosteroid spray. If that doesn't work immunotherapy may be indicated.
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