Antihistamine nasal mucus

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Avatar n tn Till he gets to see his doctor he could try some steam inhalation, saline nasal drops, breathing exercises and oral antihistamine medications. They would help with his symptoms. Is he allergic to any substances? Does he have any other symptoms? What is his age? Let us know how he is doing and if you have any more doubts. Keep us posted on what the doctor advises. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Avatar n tn Are you on any medications currently? You should try some steam inhalation, saline nasal drops and oral antihistamine medications for your symptoms. For the impaired smell, it would be advisable to consult an ENT specialist and rule out other causes of the impaired smell. Take some over the counter pain relief medications for the headaches. Let us know about how you are doing and what your doctor advises. Regards.
Avatar n tn To get the most out of a nasal steroid spray use it after doing a nasal wash. A nasal wash helps remove mucus from the nose and sinuses. Please read our Nasal Wash MedFact at for more information about this technique. Share this information with your doctor to see if you would benefit from this daily treatment. Please read our Allergic and Non-Allergic Rhinitis MedFact at
Avatar f tn take an OTC antihistamine and use a nasal spray like Ocean Saline Spray. Do not mix antihistamines though such as an oral antihistamine and spray. Ocean Spray does not have an antihistamine and will simply dry you out and is safe to use with an antihistamine.
1548333 tn?1293900466 I have had a lot of mucus build-up when I wake up in the middle of the night and find it very difficult to return to sleep. I keep trying to swallow what's caught over and over. Also, after having all this stuff draining into my stomach all night it feels upset the next morning. I broke my leg and was given Hydrocodone pills for a few months and guess what zero problems of any kind with nasal drip at night or stomach problems during the day.
Avatar n tn I have had bad post-nasal drip most of my life and a cough to go along with it. I notice now that the cough almost sounds like a smoker's cough sometimes, goes along with a tightness in the chest. Other times I am fine, although the drip goes on! I have been using a steroid nasal spray, but it doesn't seem to help that much. What's out there to dry up that drip outside of just becoming an antihistamine junkie??
Avatar f tn It decreases inflammation in the nose and sinuses along with mucus production. When a nasal steroid spray is used regularly it can prevent postnasal drip. However it does not provide immediate relief of symptoms. It may need to be used every day for several weeks to months to notice improvement in the symptoms. To get the most help from any nasal spray first do a nasal wash to remove mucus from the nose and sinuses.
Avatar n tn Till you get to see your doctor try some steam inalation, saline nasal drops, breathing exercises and oral antihistamine medications. They should help with your symptoms. Are you allergic to any substances? Do you have any other symptoms? What is your age? Let us know how you are doing and if you have any more doubts. Keep us posted on what your doctor advises. Hope this helps. Good luck.
Avatar f tn I've had it for two months now and during that time I've been to my allergist who put me on two different antihistamine nasal sprays, which seemed to work somewhat for the first month, but as the drip got worse, now has no affect. I then had a CT scan done and no infection was found. Next my allergist put me on a week of steroids with no results. Now Im on to yet another nasal spray (Patanase, 2sprays 2X daily in each nostral) and so far this is not working either.
Avatar n tn he has chf asthma copd allergies among other things. he has a chronic and almost constant cough from the post nasal drip in the back of his throat. sometimes he coughs up phlegm and other times he does not. i fear this substantial coughing will affect his heart. will it? will a sinus ct help in any way? what can i do to help him? i am willing to do anything. what about treatment in your facilities? i will bring him if you feel you can help him have some quality of life.
Avatar n tn Obviously due to this condition I ceased using and also had to cut down on my smoking, which are probably the only good things that came out of it. I have tried several standard procedures,e.G. Nasal sprays, nasal wash, anti-histamines, steroid sprays,nothing has really made any difference, steroid sprays caused me nose bleed so i had to stop using.
Avatar n tn Laaz, Have you tried the antihistamine nasal spray called Astelin? It is apparently FDA approved for vasomotor rhinitis.
Avatar m tn I've been taking allergy shots for five months, Allergy tests, in 2010 and in 2005, showed allergies to some molds, dust mites and ragweed, as well as cat dander and a few other things. The tests showed moderate allergies, not severe ones, but I also have other nasal problems, due to anatomy and acid reflex, which are also being addressed.
Avatar n tn it appears that i have been addicted to the neosyneferin nasal spray for two years all began when i became ill with a siunus infection and i needed something to open my nasal passages..i started on the neosynefrin and could never get off it after that..i also suffer from time to time with what the doctor refered to as medicine nose, which is what i am going through again at the nose is continually blocked with constant discharge..
Avatar n tn Saw another Doc and suggested me to use Rhinocort/nasal spray to treat allergy. Can anyone out there shed some light?
Avatar n tn Even though it is common for Pug's to have excessive mucus, is there something over the counter that can cut it down? My baby is a chug and she is miserable at night. She licks and licks just air. It is like she has this stuff on her tongue and she can't get rid of it. She only weighs 9 pounds so I have to be careful what I give her. Thanks for any ideas.
Avatar m tn The greater volume of water makes it much more effective. Exactly what nasal sprays have you tried? Please list by category - steroid or antihistamine. Have you tried atrovent (dries up the sinuses so it may not be the best thing for thick drainage) and NasalCrom? Have you tried guaifenesen (Mucinex) and a decongestant? Have you tried doing three day cycles of Afrin? Three days on and three days off. Don't exceed three days on as it can make things worse.
Avatar f tn Is there any answers to what I can do besides take Mucinex with an antihistamine, nasal spray, antibiotics or prednisone which I had taken before. I am really tired of being sick and need an alternative medicine besides drugs.
Avatar n tn and was prescribed Nasonex as my regular nasal spray along with my infection kept coming every month or everytime im being exposed to i was on long-term antihistamines...It has been four months since i last had an acute infection (my regular consultant has changed the diagnosis to Chronic Sinusitis already when i was into my third or fourth recurrent infection)...but ever since the first day i had this problem, post nasal drip has not left me....even until now...
Avatar n tn However, I still do cough when I go to bed (not as much or as bad as it was) and the only way I've been making it through the night is by taking Tylenol PM which does contain antihistamine. And I do still bring up mucus in the morning but it's not as bad as it was. Sometimes I start coughing after eating so have thought that it may have something to do with certain foods but can't determine which ones.
Avatar m tn I've been down the allergy road - it's not allergies, per three different ENT's. We went through the antihistamine/inhaler/nasal spray/saline rise every day thing anyway, just to be sure. Twice. No improvement whatsoever. I've been down the infection road - including the CT scans. One doc had me take a round of massive antibiotics anyway, just in case. I've been down the reflux road - I had freakin' SURGERY for it (Nissen Fundo.
Avatar n tn When you feel the need to clear your throat sip some water to clear the mucus. An antihistamine can dry up the postnasal drip. However, as you have noted, it may make the mucus thicker and more difficult to move. So it would be best to follow the recommendation from your ENT to avoid antihistamines.
232690 tn?1189759429 To get the most help from any nasal spray first do a nasal wash to remove mucus from your nose and sinuses. Please read our nasal wash treatment information at to learn more about this technique. Share this information with your doctor to see if you would benefit from this daily treatment.
Avatar n tn It might be vasomotor rhinitis [nonallergic hay fever] with postnasal drip getting into throat causing cough. An ENT could diagnose. See: Vasomotor Rhinitis "Quick Definition A chronic running nose (rhinitis) that is characterized by intermittent (coming and going) episodes of sneezing, watery nasal drainage (rhinorrhea), and blood vessel congestion of the nasal mucus membranes.
468895 tn?1207170903 Hi, Have you had allergic reactions in the past? Are you allergic to any specific substances? Have you tried steam inhalation, saline nasal drops and oral antihistamine or antiallergic medications like cetrizine or loratadine? Have they helped with your symptoms? You should consult an allergy specialist about whether steroid nasal sprays would help in your case. Also, talk to an ENT specialist about the severity of sinusitis and whether a CT scan of the sinuses needs to be done..
Avatar n tn I have invented the cure for sinusitis, which will get rid of your nasal drip, which may end your chronic throat infection, if that's what you have. However, it involves bending over to get the saline in ALL of your sinuses, which I would not recommend in your condition. Unless you have someone to assist you, and do it outside of the recommended shower. It's risky, but probably not as risky as starving to death. The instructions are called Flip-Turn Sinus Flush on My Journal (friggy).
Avatar f tn I am more interested in natural therapies to make this/these polyps disappear from my left nostril which is embarrassing and affects my life with recurring constant nasal dripping some days, headaches, sinuses, nasal pressure and sleepless nights increasing in the last six months to now about once every one or two weeks. My left nostril is about 90 percent blocked and I can't breathe clearly have lost my sense of smell on left side as well as having constant stuffiness/congestion.
Avatar m tn I'm a 26 year old non smoking male and I'm in constant battle with my throat and voice. I have persistent mucus in my throat which causes continual throat clearing and/or coughing. While a lot of people say it is the worst at night I usually have no symptoms at night nor in the morning. Sometime around 11am or 12pm it will begin, usually after eating. When I wake up my voice is hoarse/raspy sometimes. The problem usually is at it's worst after eating a big meal like dinner.
Avatar n tn of the mascara goes into my nasal passage because my eyes burn to???? I have been to an ENT, no concern apparently for a CT scan. I have been to an allergist and he seems to think that my nasal area is being compromised by "something"...possibly chemicals??????????? I will post any further info and wish us all luck in finding the never ending solution.
Avatar n tn Nasal washes are not a specific therapy, such as an antibiotic or antihistamine. They simply loosen the mucus that is in your nose and possibly the maxillary sinus to allow for better clearance and drainage. Doing this three times a day, if it is not a difficult thing for you, is not too much. All you are putting into your nose is a saline solution that is very safe. If the congestion and drainage improves, you can discontinue this treatment at any time and start again as it is needed.