Does zyrtec (cetirizine) work on stuffed up nose?

A little. Zyrtec is a new generation antihistamine and is very good at treating itching, sneezing, runny nose. It is less effective for severe nasal congestion. The product zyrtec-d contains a decongestant that may help. Also, the topical nasal steroid sprays are even more effective with less side effects for nasal congestion associated with allergies.

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My son 22 months old has a cold, nasal congestion. Is there any nasal decongestant spray that would help. I am using the saline spray and OTC zyrtec.?

Saline and suction. The safest and most effective treatment is saline nose drops and suctioning. Elevating the head of the crib and using a humidifier help, too. Cold and cough medicines are proven ineffective and can have serious side effects, which is why the fda has been taking them off the market gradually. If this doesn't help, your child needs to see the doctor to see if it's more than a cold. Read more...
Cool mist humidifier. you can use Nasacort--over the counter 1 spray in each nostril once a day for 3-4 days. Read more...
Mgt of sx. If the symptoms are related to a virus, and if the congestion is associated with fever, or has lasted three weeks or longer, your physician can evaluate your son for a sinus infection. I agree that cool mist, nasal saline and nasal steroids help to alleviate inflammation of the nasal passages. If you son is allergic to dust, keeping the bedroom as free from dust, mattress/pillow covers. Read more...

Having flu for more than 2months what can still be the solution? Took nasal sprays and tablets (Cetirizine) Symptons:red eye, nasal congestion, blocked

Allergies. Unlikely to have a flu for more than week, continuing symptoms would suggest a different diagnosis. Look around for allergy triggers (smoking doesn't help). con side an antihistamine. Read more...

Can stuffed/painful ears & nose be caused by indoor dust allergy and be developed at 40? Never had it before. Shouldn't Zyrtec (cetirizine) be helping with it?

Yes. However one needs to rule out other potential causes for your ear and nose problems as well. With better understanding on gene evolution , it is now clear that allergy can develop at any age and dust mite allergy is likely the most common and potent allergen. You may try an OTC nasal cortisone which works far better than Zyrtec. If problem persists, see an allergist. Read more...