What to take for sinus congestion during pregnancy?

Pregnancy Sinus. Your placenta creates many hormones that cause blood vessels to expand; therefore, most women develop nasal and sinus congestion as your pregnancy moves toward the 3rd trimester. The placenta grows substantially to support your unborn child. Most medications cross the placenta and reach your unborn child -- therefore, most medications are no recommended. Try saline nasal flushes and sudafed.

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Dr. Says I cannot take antihistamines. What to do for sinus congestion then?

Nasal sprays. Antihistamines really don't work well for congestion or stuffiness. For the nasal congestion associated with allergies, the topical nasal steroid sprays such as qnasl, flonase, veramyst, nasonex, (mometasone) nasacort, etc are very effective and safe. Read more...

Is there an OTC medicine which is safe to take while breastfeeding that will alleviate sinus congestion?

May decrease milk. While it is safe to take otc medication, just like it can dry up the mucous in your nose, it can dry up your milk production as well. I recommend local/topical treatment like a nasal spray such as afrin, humidity, nasal saline drops, or warm/steamy beverages such as teas. Also make sure to get plenty of fluids yourself - both to keep mucous thin and ensure your milk supply. Read more...

What is best to take for a headache due to sinus congestion and swelling? And also what is a good method to help drain my sinusus?

Sinus congestion. Eagle, get in the habit of using a nasal saline rinse to clean out the nose. You may also want to consider seeing your doctor to see if a nasal corticosteroid spray would be in your best interest. Read more...

sinus congestion and drainage. Bronchial like symptoms with mild coughing. ZITHOMAX low dose seems to take it away. Is this ok if other things do not work? I have been on many due to frequent inf.

Determine Cause. Important to determine cause so that sinus infection aren't recurrent. Do you have allergic or non-allergic rhinitis or a combination of both? If you have allergies have you tried starting allergy shots? Daily medicated nasal sprays are key, there are various types that you can try. Important to use daily controller therapy to prevent recurrent sinus infections in the future. Talk to your doctor. Read more...

Hi could I take hi tech cough syrup after I took sinus congestion pill?

Yes. Yes, they won't interact and are safe to take together. I would generally not advise taking different cold/flu medications at once. I would stick to sudafed for congestion, diphenhydramine for mucous control. Read more...

Can I take otc sinus congestion medicine after taking abuterol by neubilize?

Cautiously yes. The OTC sinus medicine may not be safe for some people especially if they have high blood pressure. The OTC sinus medicine usually does not react with the Albuterol, but you may feel some fast heart beat. Read more...

Can you tell me if I could take Mucinex (guaifenesin) for sinus congestion?

Try mist. Mucinex (guaifenesin) is an expectorant - it helps loosen chest congestion, but in my opinion will not help your sinuses. Inhaled warm mist would be helpful as would a nettie pot and sinus rinse. Read more...