Singulair over the counter

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Avatar m tn I take Singulair for my asthma and it works wonders, but I am told, it's effect on allergies is very minimal. I have lots of allergies too but I have noticed, that over the counter meds like Alavert (or Walgreen's version) or ones similar, are better with allergies. My father says Singilair does help with his nasal polyps, but he also agrees it doesn't do anything for allergies.
Avatar f tn How long do these kind of side effects last and would taking an over the counter antihistimines help? I see a new allergist in 10 days. I am not having caffeine or alcohol. I am eating clean and limiting sugar. Help please!! This discussion is related to <a href="/posts/Asthma-and-Allergy/Singular/show/2151437">Singular</a>.
Avatar f tn Hi and welcome.
Avatar n tn Beledryl makes some people fall a sleep with in 15-30 minutes of drowsyness but it works great for a few hours until it wears off. NasalCrom nasal spray (over the counter) does a little for specific nasal allergies but wears off after a few hours too. NasalCrom doesn't really have side effects that I know of, maybe a little dry nose. Really gentle stuff. There are no steroids in NasalCrom. Claritin and Clarinex (they work very differently) might help.
Avatar m tn All different specialists seem to have a different prognosis and the recommended pills over the years have not really done any good. None of them seem to relate to the closure of the windpipe and cant give me a straight answer when I ask them. Has anyone an answer or better still has anyone else had this problem.
Avatar m tn You are also going to be bending over forward in the shower. The shower is not a good place to find out that bending over makes you dizzy. Practice it first before you get in a shower, no matter how young and fit and healthy you assume that you are. Stand in front of a bed or couch or a carpeted floor. Slowly bend forward as far as you can comfortably bend, and look between your legs at the crotch. Slowly stand up erect.
217229 tn?1192766004 and steaming cleared it up in half the time of my colleagues...who ran for all the over the counter **** or antibiotics. As a teacher, teaching little ones, it is like working in a petri dish!!! So I do what I can "naturaly" as much as I can. So of course when I have to pop this poison in my body every day and once a week it kills me to do so! But I am doing it! Hope you feel better sweetie! You have helped me with my questions so much since I joined.
Avatar dr m tn For most people, these symptoms are no more than a mere nuisance and most can get by without any medications or for others, simple over-the-counter medications (see chart). However, some people with allergies feel completely miserable, with poor sleep and severe daytime fatigue.
4178478 tn?1350670964 I believe you can take ceterizine it is the generic of zyrtec i believe and it's class b. Or over the counter chlortrymeton(spelling) id what my OB suggested for my allergies when they were driving me nuts.
Avatar m tn I have been to my ENT doctor several times and he has prescribed Clariten, Prilosec, nasal steroids, chest x-ray, motrin, asthma inhaler, Mucinex and other over the counter medications and nothing has worked. I have clear mucous with continual throat clearing which is causing me to have problems concentrating at work. It seems to be coming up from the chest and I have a slight runny nose. Is there anything that can be taken to finally clear up this problem.
363110 tn?1340924019 I have extremely itchy bubble-like blisters predominantly on one index finger, but it does appear on other finger & both palms. I also have what appears to be a different type of splotchy rash on my abdomen, forehead, chest, on the side of my left eye & on both ears. At one time I had a rash on my eyelids but this has cleared up. This has been going on for weeks, with varying levels of severity and it seems one area will heal & something new will pop up.
Avatar n tn You may not have chronic cough in the past like me but you should try all possible ways to counter it. By the way I will going for a specialist examine this friday.
Avatar n tn I'm taking prescription strength Benadryl, the generic, which still isn't covered by my insurance, eventhough I still buy it from the pharmacy. It's still cheaper to buy it this way than it is to try to buy everything completely over-the-counter. I've never tried Singulair. I've used Zyrtec, which is now available OTC, but affordability is still an issue. And, since it's still sedating, there's no point in switching.
Avatar n tn Try Zaditor, its the best over the counter allergy eye drop in my opinion.
Avatar m tn An ultrasound of my throat last year came back with negative results. I have been taking an over the counter antihistimine/nasal decongestant, flonase and now Singulair (as prescribed by my doctor) to assist with the asthma, however I find that the medication does not always help. I have been wearing a respirator mask that seems to prevent any asthma attacks and even help to prevent them when I am in the middle of an attack. I have also been feeling quite fatigued recently.
Avatar m tn I've had chronic hives for years and have been on various prescription and over the the counter antihistamines with no effect on my hives. Five days ago I had my first injection (300) and it has had no effect on my hives. I'm paying $1400 out of pocket for the treatment and am debating whether to have another two injections. Thank you.
Avatar f tn I took an inhaler for about 3 weeks earlier in my pregnancy (I'm almost 30 wks now!), and now I'm taking Claritin (over the counter strength) for seasonal allergies.
Avatar n tn Hi Thanks for writing to the forum! Your symptoms could be due to GERD. Omeprazole is a good drug to combat this. Along with it you can try over the counter antacids. Avoid heavy meals. Avoid too much of caffeine, tea, fried food and drinks both alcoholic and non alcoholic fuzzy ones. Avoid heavy exercises within 4 hours of a heavy meal. Raise the head end of the bed by pillows to 30 degrees. Go to bed at least 2 hours after food.
Avatar f tn Atrovent and ventolin will help greatly with the muscle spasms but due nothing for the inflammation. You must have a medication to counter the inflammation or your lungs will continue to have issues. Good luck and hope you feel better.
242588 tn?1224275300 Other antihistamines and decongestants can work including Allegra-D and Zyrtec. There are also over-the-counter antihistamine and decongestant combinations that help with sinus drainage. These medicines, however, would have no direct effect on COPD – the medicines you are already taking are treatment for COPD. Question: I have emphysema and struggle with shortness of breath this time of the year due to allergies.
797873 tn?1265740119 Mine is little different because where ever I am at this smell stays in, my room , at work and in my car.. and the smell changes all the time it depends what I eat. I also get thursty If I dont drink water. I start to get a dry throat and mouth... If i drink anything else that is not water my breath gets worse.. please help!
Avatar f tn There's also a lotion for itching called Sarna lotion. Ask her ped if she can use it. Its over the counter, and it may help.
Avatar f tn You should check with your OB regarding any and all drugs you might consider taking, including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, vitamins and herbal medications. Maxair is listed as a Category C drug by the FDA. Category C indicates the following: Either studies in animals have revealed adverse effects on the fetus (teratogenic or embryocidal or other) and there are no controlled studies in women, or studies in women and animals are not available.
Avatar n tn Or I think helped me, unless it just took time and finally got ok on its' own. NasalCrom over the counter nasal spray. Using Neil Med saline rinse twice a day, rinsing your sinuses out. I also got prescription Singulair. So if you're not going to the Dr. you'll have to try out different allergy meds over the counter. Got an air cleaner for my bedroom, wash bed things in hot water every week, keep everything clean as possible, vacuuming, dusting.
Avatar n tn I have tried over the counter and prescriptions medication for allergies in the hopes that it would improve. The ENT is now going to refer me to an ear specialist, only becuase I was not alright with hearing just pop your ears and learn to live with it. What can this be?
Avatar n tn The only way to help the severe ones is to take over the counter pain meds and go to bed with a heating pad on my head. Soo as a last resort I am doing the allergy shot therapy.. I just started... Did it help any of you? Please feel free to share your experience.
Avatar n tn He prescribed Singulair and stop taking Advair. My throat was good for a bit and the Singulair helped with other symptoms I've always had (long history of allergies,etc). But now...after about 1 week of taking the throat feels strange again. Like a lump in my throat. Pulmonary specialist isn't worrid about it - as I don't have trouble breathing and it doesn't hurt to swallow. I'm also take Allegra-D in the evenings and have been taking that for years and years.
Avatar m tn If that doesn't help, talk to your primary care doctor about medication options. He or she may recommend over-the-counter medications such as Benadryl or prescription medicines such as a daily nasal steroid or a leukotriene inhibitor, such as Singulair (montelukast sodium). Medications can control symptoms, but allergy shots -- if they work in your case -- are a more lasting solution.
Avatar m tn Asthma + allergies do go hand-in-hand, albeit not -always-, so get tested if you haven't been or take an over-the-counter allergy med to see if it helps? You can always talk about different asthma medications if you're still having a tight chest. And to reitterate a previous point: no playing soccer when you can't breathe. Do it again and I punch you.
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