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Is OTC Tavist good for a sinus headache? Will it make you sleepy?
TropyWife
09/10/07
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  You don't need drugs to get rid of your sinus head ache. Antihistamines and nose sprays tend to dry out the sinus cavities and invite infection. They also dehydrate your body leading to organ damage over time. Put 2 teaspoons of salt in half a glass of warm water. Inhale, by teaspoons into your nostrils. It will sting a bit but the infection will go away and so will your head ache. Be sure not to blow your nose too hard, you will cause lesions or cracks in the sinuses which could get infected. To help keep you from any more headaches, take a teaspoon of LOCAL honey each day. This will help your body build up resistance to all the air born irritants around you-like dust, pollen, smog, mold and pet dander. These are what is causing the cold or allergy symptoms that lead to your sinus problems. Local honey has no side effects, is 100% natural and easy to come by. Local honey will also help keep you from getting colds and flu symptoms or catching every little germ that floats by. Please give this a try. I recommend this all the time with excellent results. Get healthy, naturally and you will stay healthy.
cooker_upper1
09/10/07
what works best for sinus pressure?
I have really bad sinus problems.I have tried tavist-d,advil sinus,nothing works.Any one have any suggestions.
Raquela M
01/28/09
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  nothing compares to sudafed. I have found this to be true every time. I have tried tylenol sinus, advil sinus, there is just nothing like sudafed.
I even tried steam, nasal sprays, sinus rinse...I have done it all. Go get yourself some sudafed.

Sinus rinses are good to do often but dont work for sinus pressure that is already there.
InProgress:-)
01/28/09
allergy sinus or asthma?
for quite some time ive been batteling sinus problems, coughing, etc.
had sinus surgery two years ago for deveated septum.... then over past year have had horrible cough.... drainage.... loss of voice... been seeing ENT, respitory doctor, and still trying to figure out the problem.
It doesn't seem so heady...meaning nose running, headache ect. its more like upper chest lower throat, a lot of constant coughing... and a wheezing sound in my vocals when i breath in and out.. tightness of the chest and shortness of breath.
i did every over the counter, cough medicine, and z packs....
now im gona do asthma test and allergy test...
does it sound to you like it could be allergy or asthma? and what are the treatments involved....
Boo Boo
09/26/08
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  Sounds like you have uncontrolled allergies that can possibly be causing some asthma. You are headed down the right path in consulting with either an allergist or immunologist. These professionals can perform simple skin or blood tests to determine if your symptoms are being caused by allergy, and if so to which allergens you are reacting. Based on the results, they will give you a 3 pronged course of action. First will be allergy control/avoidance, second will be immunotherapy (not done if food allergy is the cause), third will be medication. If you are experiencing asthma they will prescribe medications that will decrease the inflammation in your airways so that you can breathe easier. For example, I am allergic to dust mites, if I am not controlling my allergies I am terribly ill. But, I follow the allergy control procedures for dust mite control (basically setting up a dust free bedroom with some bedding and washing in de-mite) and I rarely need medication.
Just for grins, I will give you a link about those nasty little microscopic creatures and a link to how to set up a dust mite allergy free bedroom so that you can see how simple it was for me to do and get well.
Good luck!
Queen of the Dust Mites
09/26/08
Headache that Won't Go Away?
Today is Day 20 of the "headache that never goes away". I've been to 2 doctors, both with no success. the newest doctor can't get me in until mid-May, which wouldn't be such a problem if the pain wasn't increasing. Within the past 3 days the headache has been excrutiating. I haven't eaten since yesterday at 1:00 P.M. because I've been in so much pain.
Right now, for pain, the last doctor I saw put me on Astepro, Veramyst, Allegra D, Excedrin Migraine, and Motrin, but he also told me he saw nothing wrong, and I should see a different doctor.
I'm only 15 years old. Both my parents suffer from sinuses, my dad's are severe, but I've been to 2 sinus doctors, both telling me they don't see anything wrong.
My parents also don't understand how bad the pain is.
What can I do to stop this headache?
I'm also a soccer player. Therefore, I'm in pretty good shape. I eat healthy and I drink tons of water. And I've already been to 2 allergy/sinus doctors, both telling me there's nothing wrong with my sinuses.
Rachel
04/23/11
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  Tight neck muscles are causing the pains, Freeing them back up will get rid of the pains for you.
Douglas B
04/23/11
Which works better....?
Tavist Allergy Antihistamine
or
Chlor-Trimeton Allergy
dotti.dot
05/16/09
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  Tavist Allergy Antihistamine

05/16/09
Does the Sinus pill TAVIST make you drowsy?
TropyWife
09/10/07
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  I think they have non-drowsy also.Ask the pharmacist.
Soldier82nd
09/10/07
Why has Tavist Cold and Sinus Medication been pulled from the shelves?
George B
05/08/06
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  A lot of sinus meds have--because people make meth out of their ingredients.
Terri C.
05/08/06
Allergy and Sinus hell please help?
i am suffering from allergry and sinus hell.
yesterday i was perfectly fine, but today i feel like crap, my nose has not stopped running since this morning, and it gets stopped up also, my head is pounding and my eyes are watery and itchy and i have a tickle in my throat, i have taken allegra d this morning, it was a 12 hour one and it did nothing, then i recently took a tynenol sinus congestion server thing and it hasn;t started helping, are the any other better allergy and sinus meds, please help, i have to work tomorrow and i can't miss a day in school (hard classes) im slowly dying from allergies,
strawberryred
04/27/08
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  Allegra D takes 7 days to really kick in. I got allergies bad 2 weeks ago and went to my doctor on a Wednesday, then it still wasn't working so I went back in Tuesday and the nurse said it would take until Wednesday or Thursday to fully kick in. It did, I could tell I was doing better on Wednesday morning. And you shouldn't eat with it, fatty food can make it less effective, so you have to take it on an empty stomach 1 hour before you eat or 2 hours after.

The only allergy pill that I havn't tried is Zyrtec. But I know a few people on it and they're still having bad allergies right now. This is the worst time of year. The best thing to do is stay on Allegra for 7 days until it's in your system. Benedryl does help, but it can make you sooooo tired. Maybe take it when you go to bed and you might feel better in the morning.

Just remember Allegra-D already had pseudophed (the decongestant that dries up your sinus's) in it. Don't take anything else with a decongestant, it could make you worse.
Bunny
04/27/08
Nasacort! I woke up shaking, feeling very hot and naucious last night after sleeping for an hour.?
My room was cool and i wasnt under heavy blankets, and i wasnt sweating. i had taken my Nasacort AQ nasal spray at 10:30 and woke up nausious with the chills at 11:45. this progressed to the strangest headache and i felt super hot but my temperature was very normal and my parents said i felt fine. but it felt like a sorta sinus headache and my temples were burning on the inside of my head. after 35-45 min the chills went away and so did the nausea, but the burning inside my head and the sinus-like headache remained on and off and i finally fell back asleep by 2:30. i woke up this morning with a headache.....what happened?? this didnt happen when i was taking the Nasacort a few weeks ago

what happened to me??? i was soooo soooo sooo scared
i dont suffer from migraines, can we take into consideration that i might have some sort of sinus problem that is undiagnosed? ive had 2 sinus infections since sept, and more headaches than i ever had....if i used to get like 7-8 a year, now i get like 4-5 a month....and some of them are regular headaches, others are sinus headaches.
Blondie131
06/12/07
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  It seems unlikely that Nasacort caused this. I went through the prescribing information for it, and there are no side effects mentioned such as the ones you experienced. Most of the time, people who have any adverse reaction at all may have a slightly clogged nose for a few mintues; some people also get a slight "raw" feeling in the throat from time to time, but certainly nothing like nausea or the headache or odd temperature sensations you report.

One thing you should be clear about when taking Nasacort, Nasonex, Flonase, or any similar topical corticosteroid is that it should be used EVERY DAY, regardless of whether or not you are experiencing symptoms. If it's working properly, it is almost as though your allergies have simply evaporated. The reasons for that are a little complex to go into here, but that's how most people feel who use these products.

Given your nausea and the chills you experiened, I would have to ask if you are subject to migraine headaches, or cluster headaches. Nausea is a common complaint with migraines. In any case, if the problem continues, you should see your doctor.
dances with unicorns
06/12/07
Chronic headaches for the last 8 weeks now for my 6 yrs old?
My 6 year old daughter has been suffering from chronic headaches for the last 8 weeks now. The headache are is between her eyebrows(above her nose). We have her eyes and dental checked and everything is normal. The 1st Pediatric suspecting allergy suggested Zyrtec. We gave it for a week but there was no improvement. We went back to the Pediatric and this time suspecting Sinus gave Amoxicillin Antibiotic for 10 days. Nasal Flush using Neil-Med also started along with Nasonex. Those did not help either. Next, we went to a different Pediatric and he ordered an MRI immediately. The MRI showed Sinus and everything else was normal. This Pediatric prescribed another antibiotic Omnicef that we continued for 2 course(20 days). This did not help at all. We had stopped the Nasal flush after the 1st 2 weeks, but have restarted it for the past week now.However, the headache of our daughter does not stop. She is able to sleep well and has woken up only twice in the last 2 months complaining about headache. That was during the 4th week, prior to doing the MRI.
What should be the next step. Please suggest as we are stuck and don't know what to do next. The Pediatric has no suggestions.
Her BP is normal. That's was the nurse said each time we had been to the pediatric. She does not see floating dots in her vision when she closes her eyes. Light does not effect her headache and she does not get dizzy when she stand up.
Dha
02/19/11
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  What is her blood pressure if you know? Does she see any floating dots in her vision? Does she get dizzy when she stands up? Does light affect her headaches? It does not sound like migraines because they are usually located on the side of the head; and tension headaches tend to wrap around the head but because 6 yr olds don't have the full range of descriptors to externalize their pain you could maybe ask her these types of questions. You should get your doc to send her to a specialist if he is out of answers; as a cluster migraine sufferer myself I feel no child should have to suffer through head pain.

It doesn't sound like a vascular problem I really think she gets extremely bad tension headaches and not migraines six is a bit young for that but not unheard of. Medications for a child her age are tricky but a specialist will know the best and safest ones.
Reba
02/19/11
Which is better? Allegra-D or Advil sinus?
For all you allergy sufferers out there do you find that taking Advil cold and sinus works better than Allegra D or Claritin D or even zyrtec D? None of these work for me, and my sinuses are pretty bad during allergy season, but that is the only part that bothers me so all I need is a good decongestant and Allegra zyrtec or claritin dont seem to do the trick, so i was wondering if advil cold and sinus works better?
Julia
04/24/11
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  It depends on the person. Advil always works for me but not for my dad or brother. and zyrtec D works well for me too.
Dukiewater16
04/24/11
Please help horrible sinus headache that won't go away!!?
For the past few days my sinuses have been insanely bad, I have taken up to 6 advil cold & sinus and advil congestion relief, it didn't help at all. I tried the nasal spray sinus buster, and dayquil sinex, nothing works. it's horrible! what can I do??
Kindness
05/24/11
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Want to buy OTC medication for sinus problems: Clemastine and phenylpropanolamine. What Brand name is this?
Apparently Tavist-D is prescription only. Can Clemastine and phenylpropanolamine be bought OTC?
TropyWife
09/10/07
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  Tavist is OTC, but in America PPA is off the market. Sorry!
Doug
09/10/07
How can I ease this continous dry cough I have from sinus infection? It's miserable!?
I've been sick for 2 weeks and a few days ago I saw my doctor. I thought it was just really bad allergies. She said, yes, it's really bad allergies and I have a severe sinus infection on top of it. She put me on Amoxicillian 875 mg, twice per day, and 2 prescrption allergy meds, twice per day. I'm still dry coughing and I cannot stand it! I've been through just about all the cough syrups there is, plus Alka Seltzer Sinus and Allergy, Sudaphed PH, Drixoral, regular Alaverts, Delysm and everything I can think of and I'm SO sick of this cough. Is there anything I can honestly get relief by taking???? I'm so sick of cough drops that as soon as they tough my mouth I'm nauseated from them.
Does the apple cider and water thing really work?
Any other remedies you all may know of to calm this hack?
Also, I've already tried Benadryl and Max. Benadryl both, no luck for the cough relief department.
Wutz it worth 2 ya?
09/11/09
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  How about just drinking some hot tea and putting a humidifier on in your bedroom while you sleep. The humidifier will work wonders.
Hil
09/11/09
Taking aleve then advil cold and sinus?
I have a sinus infection/headache. I took one aleve two hours ago and it didn't do anything. Would it be okay to take two advil cold and sinus now?
justinnniiimannn
03/20/10
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combination of allergy pills and advil can create a relaxed mood?
I didn't intentionally take them together. I had a major stuffy nose due to some sort of allergy that I'm not to sure of (I am positive that it's not cold). Then about 30 minutes after I took my advil pills; I think those were the ones that deal with sinus problems as well as headache etc. I recall feeling really tired but in a VERY relaxed way. I just felt completely relaxed - almost like the feeling when you smoke pot (no, I'm not a marijuana smoker, but I have tried a couple times and know what it feels). I just felt really relaxed and even when I woke up after taking a nap for 30 minutes, my body felt super relaxed.
Do you think the taking of pills and the relaxation are related or just a coincidence? I'm curious, thanks for reading.
T
03/13/10
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  Yes they are working for you. Sleep tight!
Exec Pot Head
03/15/10
Are there any GREAT over the counter allergy medicines?
Advil Allergy and Sinus worked a little while for me, but now my allergies are terrible! The other day I was rubbing my eyes and having sneezing fits, and when I came inside from gym my eyes were puffy, pink and bloodshot. I need an allergy medicine that will get rid of a runny nose, itchy eyes, sneezing, and an itchy throat.
Zara
05/16/07
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  ~~*~~ I have the same problem!! The culprit? Dust, pollen and mold!!! A horrible mixture for this time of the year!! I have been taking Alavert Allergy and Sinus. It's a 12 hour, one pill dose that is non-drowsy! Because it contains pseudoephedrine, you'll have to talk to your pharmacist to get it. It's so worth it!! Check out their website. They usually have a coupon on there. And if you sign up for their e-mail news letter on allergy updates, they'll send you a coupon for like, $6 off any Alavert purchase. With that much of a savings, it's worth at least trying! I hope this helps! Good luck!!
ionwheels03
05/16/07
bad sinus pressure and headache?
I have allergies and lately they must be really bad because I've been coughing a lot and am very congested. I am using the Omnaris that the doctor gave me and taking Zyrtec. My GP said it was allergies not a virus and to take a prescription called Singulair. However the pressure in my cheeks and face has become very uncomfortable and painful. Might I need antibiotics? Would they help the sinus congestion and inflammation?
SleepyGirl
04/01/11
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please read this asap..?
All drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are being recalled.
You may want to try calling the 800 number listed on most
drug boxes and inquire about a REFUND Please read this
CAREFULLY. Also, please pass this on to everyone you know.

STOP TAKING anything containing this ingredient.

It has been linked to increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in brain)
among women ages 18-49 in the three days after starting use
of medication. Problems were not found in men, but the FDA
recommended that everyone (even children) seek alternative
medicine.

The following medications contain Phenylpropanolamine:

Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite Suppressant
Acutrim Plus Dietary Supplements
Acutrim Maximum Strength Appetite Control
Alka-Seltzer Plus Children's Cold Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (cherry or orange)
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Original
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Col d & Flu Medicine
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Sinus Effervescent
Alka Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold Medicine
BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder
BC Sinus Cold Powder
Comtrex Flu Therapy & Fever Relief
Day & Night Contac 12-Hour Cold Capsules
Contac 12 Hour Caplets
Coricidin D Cold, Flu & Sinus
Dexatrim Caffeine Free
Dexatrim Extended Duration
Dexatrim Gelcaps
Dexatrim Vitamin C/Caffeine Free
Dimetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets
Dimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels
Dimetapp DM Cold & Cough Elixir
Dimetapp Elixir
Dimetapp 4 Hour Liquid Gels
Dimetapp 4 Hour Tablets
Dimetapp 12 Hour Extentabs Tablets
Naldecon DX Pediatric Drops
Permathene Mega-16
Robitussin CF
Tavist-D 12 Hour Relief of Sinus & Nasal
Congestion
Triaminic DM Cough Relief
Triaminic Expectorant Chest & Head
Triaminic Syrup ! ! Cold & Allergy
Triaminic Triaminicol Cold & Cough .....

I just found out and called the 800# on the container
for Triaminic and they informed me that they are voluntarily
recalling the following medicines because of a certain
ingredient that is causing strokes and seizures in children:

Orange 3D Cold & Allergy Cherry (Pink)
3D Cold & Cough Berry
3D Cough Relief Yellow 3D Expectorant

They are asking you to call them at 800-548-3708 with
the lot number on the box so they can send you postage for you
to send it back to them, and they will also issue you a
refund. If you know of anyone else with small children,
PLEASE PASS THIS ON. THIS IS SERIOUS STUFF!

DO PASS ALONG TO ALL ON YOUR MAILING LIST so people are
informed. They can then pass it along to their families.

To confirm these findings please take time to check the
following:

http://www.fda.gov/cder/drug/infopage/ppa/

PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO YOUR CHILDREN IN CASE THEY GIVE IT TO THEIR CHILDREN OR TO FRIENDS WHO HAVE CHILDREN AND GRANDCHILDREN.
wrirem
07/20/07
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  Hey Thanks a Bunch Buddy !
God Bless your Soul for being a Good Person !
Take Care and God Bless you.
Soul Doctor
07/20/07
Is it ok to take advil cold and sinus with XYZAL (a 24 hour allergy medicine)?
I just took a pill of XYZAL for allergies and to try to help my stuffiness. It has not helped my stuffed nose at all, and it is supposed to work / last for 24 hours. Is it ok to mix this with and take advil cold and sinus?
John M
05/09/08
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What do you think of this?
DRUG RECALL INFORMATION

All drugs containing PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE are being recalled.
You may want to try calling the 800 number listed on most
drug boxes and inquire about a REFUND Please read this
CAREFULLY. Also, please pass this on to everyone you know.

STOP TAKING anything containing this ingredient. It has been
linked to increased hemorrhagic stroke (bleeding in brain)
among women ages 18-49 in the three days after starting use
of medication. Problems were not found in men, but the FDA
recommended that everyone (even children) seek alternative
medicine.

The following medications contain Phenylpropanolamine:

Acutrim Diet Gum Appetite Suppressant
Acutrim Plus Dietary Supplements
Acutrim Maximum Strength Appetite Control
Alka- Seltzer Plus Children's Cold Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold medicine (cherry or or ange)
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine Original
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Cough Medicine Effervescent
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Flu Medicine
Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold & Sinu s Effervescent
Alka Seltzer Plus Night-Time Cold Medicine
BC Allergy Sinus Cold Powder
BC Sinus Cold Powder
Comtrex Flu Therapy & Fever Relief
Day & Night Contac 12-Hour Cold Capsules
Contac 12 Hour Caplets
Coricidin D Cold, Flu & Sinus
Dexatrim Caffeine Free
Dexatrim Extended Duration
Dexatrim Gelcaps
Dexatrim Vitamin C/Caffeine Free
Dimetapp Cold & Allergy Chewable Tablets
Dimetapp Cold & Cough Liqui-Gels
Dimetapp DM Cold & Cough Elixir
Dimetapp Elixir
Dimetapp 4 Hour Liquid Gels
Dimetapp 4 Hour Tablets
Dimetapp 12 Hour Extentabs Tablets
Naldecon DX Pediatric Drops
Permathene Mega-16
Robitussin CF
Tavist-D 12 Hour Relief of Sinus & Nasal
Congestion
Triaminic DM Cough Relief
Triaminic Expectorant Chest & Head
Triaminic Syrup ! ! Cold & amp;am p; Allergy
Triaminic Triaminicol Cold & Cough .....

I just found out and called the 800# on the container
for Triaminic and they informed me that they are voluntarily
recalling the following medicines because of a certain
ingredient that is causing strokes and seizures in children:

Orange 3D Cold & Allergy Cherry (Pink)
3D Cold & Cough Berry
3D Cough Relief Yellow 3D Expectorant

They are asking you to call them at 800-548-3708 with
the lot number on the box so they can send you postage for you
to send it back to them, and they will also issue you a
refund. If you know of anyone else with small children,
I got this in an e-mail from a friend. I tend not to believe what has been forwarded to me...but this worries me. Some of these medications are in my cabinet...
I guess I should call the med. companies and inquire if this is true, but I was wondering if anyone else has heard of this recall...
And how seriously I should take it....... I don’t want to over react but then.....maybe I should???
Oh! one more thing.... does anyone know if this 'problem' has already been taken care of?.....

Thanks.
American Girl
10/06/06
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  To All people: American Girl is telling the truth. I've included links to prove it. (although I'm not totally positive that all those brands contain PHENYLPROPANOLAMINE).

I think that's crazy! But then again, that's how we learned in the past. Produce a product, sell it on the market, then 20 years down the road when health hazards start appearing in large numbers, we realize it's not so healthy.


Thanks for the information American Girl! I will tell everyone I know.
Beck
10/06/06
Help for Severe Sinus and Allergy relief???
My sister has had severe sinus and allergies for years, she has taken almost everything on the market, even shots from the Dr. but the shot is suppose to last 3 months, and she barely gets past 1-2 months. Like today, she did not sleep good, and gets sores below her nose it hurts so bad. She has to carry around a towel a lot. Any idea's from someone who knows what this is like and/or what might she try? Also how could I forget, " the headaches!!!", can't take asprin, advil, or anything that would upset your stomache.
like2talk
10/23/06
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  What your sister can do:

Avoid cigarette smoke and excess dust.

Drink plenty of fluids to thin mucus.

Use a humidifier or cool-mist vaporizer to keep indoor air moist.

Place warm compresses on her face to help open up her sinuses.

Reduce congestion by inhaling eucalyptus-scented steam. Add a few drops of eucalyptus oil to a pan of water. Heat to boiling and remove from the stove. Place a towel over her head and the pan and breathe in the steam through both nostrils. Blow her nose frequently.

Though there have been no major scientific studies conducted to support this theory, some experts believe spicy foods, such as horseradish, Japanese wasabi, garlic, or cayenne pepper, may help clear out congested sinuses.

Supplements can be used to help clear up an acute sinus infection, even if you're on antibiotic drugs. The recommended vitamins and herbs are particularly valuable for people who have recurring sinus problems. None of these cause the side effects (such as dry mouth) that decongestants or other conventional medicines prescribed for this condition do.

Vitaminc with bioflavonoids

Until symptoms disappear, the amino acid NAC (N-acetylcysteine) and an ephedra-free herbal decongestant can be very helpful in easing breathing and clearing nasal passages.

An anti-inflammatory supplement (bromelain) can be added to help reduce discomfort.

Washing the sinuses out with a saline solution that contains goldenseal may help the body combat viruses, bacteria, and fungi.

Oregano oil - diluted in certified organic extra virgin olive oil - may help the body fight with infection
Goldista
10/23/06
Severe Long-Lasting Headache?
Today is Day 20 of the "headache that never goes away". I've been to 2 doctors, both with no success. the newest doctor can't get me in until mid-May, which wouldn't be such a problem if the pain wasn't increasing. Within the past 3 days the headache has been excrutiating. I haven't eaten since yesterday at 1:00 P.M. because I've been in so much pain.
Right now, for pain, the last doctor I saw put me on Astepro, Veramyst, Allegra D, Excedrin Migraine, and Motrin, but he also told me he saw nothing wrong, and I should see a different doctor.
I'm only 15 years old. Both my parents suffer from sinuses, my dad's are severe, but I've been to 2 sinus doctors, both telling me they don't see anything wrong.
I'm also a soccer player. Therefore, I'm in pretty good shape. I eat healthy and I drink tons of water.
My parents also don't understand how bad the pain is.
What can I do to stop this headache?
Douglas: My dad already thought of that one. As stated, he suffers from severe sinuses. Out of the 20 days with this headache, I say that he's massaged my neck, shoulders, and down my back for at least 15 of them.
Rachel
04/23/11
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  Your neck muscles are tight to cause your headache. The neck muscles go to the top of your head where they connect with muscles going around your head. When the neck muscles get tight they pull the head muscles into pain and that's your headache. When the neck muscles get tight they restrict the blood leaving the head so it backs up causing pressure in the head and that presses unto the sinuses to give them trouble as well. I added that in there for your parents. To get rid of the problems you have to free up the neck muscles and here's how to free them up:
Neck
Put your hands alongside your head so your thumbs are on the front of the muscle under your ear and your fingers are on the back of the muscle behind your neck. Squeeze your thumb and fingers together and hold. Relax your body. When your fingers and thumb touch, about one minute, slowly lower your head as far as you can, release the pressure but hold your neck lowered for another 30 seconds. If any pain remains repeat this.
For best results relax your body first by taking a deep breath and exhaling then remain this relaxed. The tight muscles don't show up on scans or tests so they don't get diagnosed.
Douglas B
04/23/11
I took tylenol arthrits at 4:00 pm then at 11:15 PM took two allergy pills containing ....?
Took two allergy pills containing acetemetapin was this too much?Will I be ok?Tylenol arthritis was 2 650 MG pills and sinus med was 325 in each caplet.
The Sauce
05/28/10
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  This is well under the allowed limit per day which is maximum 4,000mg.. and if used long term more along 2-3grams.

You are fine.
Jared
05/28/10
What to do if we have prolonged headache after hitting our head?
My friend hit her head on a tree forcefully. It swells on that area and she had a headache. After 2 days swelling is gone but she had headache. Since the day she hit she is having the headache. Now it's more than a month and even now she had the headache. What should she do? Is it critical?
Will it be dangerous?
Kasena
01/10/10
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  That is just a little case of whiplash where the muscles in the neck got tight from trying to keep the head straight while the tree wanted to place her head in another place. Once she releases the muscles in her neck the headache will be gone. Here is how to release the muscles:
For your neck:
place your hand alongside your head and push your thumb in under your ear and place it on the muscle there. Take your fingers and place them on the back of your neck on the muscles there. Press them together and hold a good amount of pressure on them. Then relax, take a deep breath and exhale. After 30 seconds you should be feeling the muscle going limp under the pressure. Continue to hold until the entire muscle has gone limp, then lean your head forward as far as you can, release the pressure but hold your head there for another 30 seconds.
If all the pain doesn't go away at first, she should try doing it one more time.
Douglas B
01/10/10
Thyroid - Chronic allergies/sinus - Please help !!?
I have developled bad allergies/sinus/post nasal drip the past few weeks, which is not helping my enlarged thyroid. My nose has been severly plugged, I've tried nasal irrigation which only makes my ears pop and my nostrils swell worse, I cannot get any air through my nostrils.
My throat fills with phlyem real bad, feels like my throat/mouth always has honey, makes it hard to breathe, with an enlarged thyroid. I constantly clear my throat of thick white phlyem all day long. I have been prescribed Zyrtec, Loratadine, Singulair, Allegra D, Flunisolide, Guaifensen, they do not work. I've tried Benadryl allergy/sinus, Tylenol severe sinus, Nyquil, Afrin, they do not work. Vicks vapo rub worked for awhile. Nothing is working, I've been like this for a few weeks. Doctor, allergist or surgeon, is no help at all. My nostrils swells bad, so I breathe through my mouth. Feels like my thyroid is trapping phylem in my throat.
No sinus infection. Any advice appreciated.
awesomefb
11/26/07
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  You need some serious antibiotic. Have you tried rocephen. It's a shot. It works really well.
Joanna
11/26/07
sinus problems with headaches and pressure? 8 weeks!?
I went out to a bar and "accidently" inhaled a white substance. That was on 9/17/11...the following day I had panic attacks for the next 5 days and then the most intense headaches and sinus problems that are still going on 8 weeks later. the ent gave me Astepro seems to help...I have already taken flonase and a few antibiotics...I have no heavy discharge if any its clear.....my ears have a good amount of pressure and some ringing...everything comes in waves it seems like..I use the nasal rinse but still have a cloudy head and the occasional headache that makes my stomach sick its so bad. Should I be concerned or will this pass 8 weeks seams so long?
confused
11/16/10
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Can you tell me something about eye allergy and swelling in the iris?
This eye allergy comes only in monsoons. It is very painful and we cannot face sunlight or any light.
This allergy is only in one eye and doctor said that the eyeball is swollen. Its a different type of allergy
OPHELIA M
07/26/06
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  In anatomy, the iris (plural irises or irides) is the most visible part of the eye of vertebrates, including humans. The following covers the iris of vertebrates, not the separately evolving iris found in some cephalopods. The word comes from Greek mythology, in which Iris is the personification of the rainbow.

The iris consists of pigmented fibrovascular tissue known as a stroma. The stroma connects a sphincter muscle (sphincter pupillae), which contracts the pupil, and a set of dialator muscles (dilator pupillae) which open it. The back surface is covered by a two-cell-thick epithelial layer, the iris pigment epithelium, but the front surface has no epithelium. The outer edge of the iris, known as the root, is attached to the sclera and the anterior ciliary body. The iris and ciliary body together are known as the anterior uvea. Just in front of the root of the iris is the region through which the aqueous humour constantly drains out of the eye, with the result that diseases of the iris often have important effects on intraocular pressure, and indirectly on vision.

When photographed with a flash, the iris only reacts to protect the retina, and not fast enough to avoid the red-eye effect. This represents reflection of light from the back of the eye, and is closely related to the term red reflex, used by ophthalmologists in describing appearances on fundal examination.

When used as a descriptive term in medicine, the meaning of "red eye" is quite different, and indicates that the bulbar conjunctiva is reddened due to dilatation of superficial blood vessels. Leaving aside rarities, it indicates surface infection (conjunctivitis), intraocular inflammation (e.g., iridocyclitis) or high intraocular pressure (acute glaucoma or occasionally severe, untreated chronic glaucoma). This use of "red eye" implies disease. The term is therefore not used in medicine for ocular albinism, in which the eye is otherwise healthy despite an obviously red pupil and a translucent pinkish iris due to reflected light from the fundus. "Red eye" is used more loosely in veterinary practice, where investigation of eye diseases can be difficult, but even so albinotic breeds are easily recognised and are usually described as having "pink eye" rather than "red eye".
PrAt
07/26/06
What's the difference between a food allergy and an intolerance?
What's the difference between a food allergy and an intolerance? What about a food sensitivity? When I eat food with MSG in it I know without even reading the ingredients because I get a headache within minutes of eating it. Is this an allergy, intolerance, or sensitivity? Thanks!
♥Meme♥
11/20/10
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  An allergy is a chemical reaction - similar to a pollen or mold allergy. You might start coughing or sneezing, feel your throat swelling, get hives, or start itching.

A sensitivity means that you can eat/drink/be around small amounts of what you're sensitive to, but anything more will make you react. Lactose-sensitive people can often have something like part of a glass of milk or a scoop of ice cream, but anything more makes them react.

An intolerance is generally a pretty quick reaction, but it has more to do with an organ or system reacting than an allergic reaction. You might get headaches or migraines, digestive upset, muscle aches, or something like that.

My best guess is that you are intolerant - I'd say to stay away from MSG.
hsmomlovinit
11/20/10
what causes sinus to get swollen ?
i saw the doctor and he said that my sinus are swollen he gave me a shot of rocephin and celestone for inflammation now what causes them get swollen and does sinus affect you eyes ?
fernando 86
01/24/09
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  Allergies affect the sinuses, and if your allergies are acting up then your eyes might get affected as well.
Herr
01/24/09

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