OTC cold meds. Most over the counter cold medications combine antihistamines, decongestants and cough suppressants. People with hypertension should avoid those with pseudoephedrine. Guaifenesin is available is some preparations and is a great addition to the combination as it can thin secretions and promote drainage (MUST drink plenty of water for this to work properly).
Infections. Usually require antibiotics to treat. If you are having drainage, sore throat, etc. taking any over the counter sinus cold & flu meds may give you some relief but if it is truly an infection they will mask the symptoms. It is best to see you MD or a Nurse Practitioner to check for infection and give you antibiotics if indicated.
Can throat infection, ring worm, zyrtec (cetirizine) or over-the-counter lamasil cream cause an eight year old boy to develop a lump under his left nipple?
None likely. Should have him seen by his pediatrician for examination, as is likely not related to any of the above. Read more...
I've been dizzy for 3 days now what could it be I've been on amoxil (amoxicillin) and dexamethasone for 6 days now for sinus and throat infection?
Anything. Your dizziness can have any cause at this time. Change in blood pressure especially when you change positions, known as orthostatic hypotension. Side effects of medication is possible too, especially dexametasone. I'd stop (it sounds an overkill to treat sinus/throat infection for that long with it). Also, make sure you drink plenty of fluids and take over-the-counter probiotic with your ab. Read more...