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Have sinus headaches for about a week. Taking sinutabs with temporary relief. Constant drainage any recommendations for over-the-counter medicines?
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Dr. Shaym Puppala
Internal Medicine
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In brief: Nasal irrigation
Nasal irrigation is safe and effective.
1/4 - 1/2 tsp pure sodium chloride (no additives) and 1/4 - 1/2 tsp baking soda (not baking powder) to 8 oz of body temperature distilled/previously boiled water, the solution is compatible with your nasal passages. Can use bulb or neti-pot or generic nasal irrigation kit to flush out nasal passages.

In brief: Nasal irrigation
Nasal irrigation is safe and effective.
1/4 - 1/2 tsp pure sodium chloride (no additives) and 1/4 - 1/2 tsp baking soda (not baking powder) to 8 oz of body temperature distilled/previously boiled water, the solution is compatible with your nasal passages. Can use bulb or neti-pot or generic nasal irrigation kit to flush out nasal passages.
Dr. Shaym Puppala
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Not really
Over the counter decongestants and antihistamines can help with sinus headaches, but are limited.
Prescription nasal steroid sprays are much more effective in a shorter period of time, and are also more effective in preventing recurrent sinus headaches due to allergy. If this is a recurring problem, you really need to get this evaluated by your physician.

In brief: Not really
Over the counter decongestants and antihistamines can help with sinus headaches, but are limited.
Prescription nasal steroid sprays are much more effective in a shorter period of time, and are also more effective in preventing recurrent sinus headaches due to allergy. If this is a recurring problem, you really need to get this evaluated by your physician.
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