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What is the best OTC to take for drainage and runny nose?
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Dr. Gregory Boger
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Zyrtec, (cetirizine) saline
For otc drying try zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you can handle the sedation.
Don't drive on benadryl (diphenhydramine). Nasal saline rinses can be helpful. Some people swear pseudophed dries them out but i don't know why. Better airflow i suppose.

In brief: Zyrtec, (cetirizine) saline
For otc drying try zyrtec or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if you can handle the sedation.
Don't drive on benadryl (diphenhydramine). Nasal saline rinses can be helpful. Some people swear pseudophed dries them out but i don't know why. Better airflow i suppose.
Dr. Gregory Boger
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Dr. Steven Hill
Family Medicine
In brief: It depends
It depends on other medical conditions and medications.
You should talk with your pharmacist, many people forget they are very well educated on pharmacology andare a vast source of information.

In brief: It depends
It depends on other medical conditions and medications.
You should talk with your pharmacist, many people forget they are very well educated on pharmacology andare a vast source of information.
Dr. Steven Hill
Dr. Steven Hill
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