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what is the best over the counter antihistamine?

my nose runs all the time.

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Might be an idea to find out why your nose runs all the time before assuming anti histamine is the answer.

 

I don't know why but if I drink a lot of alcohol my nose sometimes runs.

 

Stop drinking ..... problem goes away.

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been to the doctor 4-5 times with sinus infection. 3rd. antibiotic seems to work,levolfoxacin has had best results.

doctor gave me phenylephrine which we know can only get from hospital.

doc gave me 14 tabs work great, but cannot run to doctor every month.

i take cetrizine(cettec 10mg.) daily in the morning, not sure if it helps.

i have diphenhydramine, only trouble is at night it gives RLS.

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Anti-histamine is not a long term solution.

 

Find out whether you are allergic to dust, smoke etc

 

I am allergic to cigarette smoke so I buy those mouth/nose cloth to cover whenever I meet smokers. Works all the time.

 

Loratadine is better and don't cause drowsiness than others. I used to take them but not anymore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 hours ago, rodknock said:

been to the doctor 4-5 times with sinus infection. 3rd. antibiotic seems to work,levolfoxacin has had best results.

doctor gave me phenylephrine which we know can only get from hospital.

doc gave me 14 tabs work great, but cannot run to doctor every month.

i take cetrizine(cettec 10mg.) daily in the morning, not sure if it helps.

i have diphenhydramine, only trouble is at night it gives RLS.

Actually phenylephrine is OTC, pseudoephedrine is only available from hospitals.

 

Phenylephrine's efficacy as a replacement decongestant is questionable.

 

Also decongestants can have a rebound effect if used for more than 5 days.

 

I found Nasonex spray gold for treating nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose caused by allergies. 

 

 

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I find Zyrtec to work and not make tired as others often do when I need.  

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On 10/18/2019 at 10:22 PM, LosLobo said:

I found Nasonex spray gold for treating nasal symptoms such as congestion, sneezing, and runny nose caused by allergies. 

Suffering from some sort of allergic rhinitis again this year and it seems to happen about the same time every year, so there is obviously a plant/tree/flower out there which doesn't agree with me.

 

Spent many thousands of baht visiting ear, nose and throat specialists; having suction devices stuck up my nostrils, trying all sorts of different tablets and also having allergy tests, all to no avail.

 

The best treatment I have found is a combination of Nasonex (which doesn't have any rebound effects in the short to medium term) and an Aerius tablet (desloratadine 5 mg) taken at night. In addition to this I flush my sinus cavities two or three times a day with saline, with a little bit of xylitol added to it.

 

It doesn't work immediately, but it does work given a week or two, and this has had the best results to date.

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have sinus problems and I take Zyrtec and/or Sulidine

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I have allergy reaction to insect bites. 

Take a antihistaminic pill and Fenazin pill for the unbearable itching. 

Fenazin is not for sale in Thailand....

any ideas why? any replacement?

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4 hours ago, snowballthecat said:

I have allergy reaction to insect bites. 

Take a antihistaminic pill and Fenazin pill for the unbearable itching. 

Fenazin is not for sale in Thailand....

any ideas why? any replacement?

Fenazin = promethazine.  Available in Thailand under brand names Phenergan and Procodyl

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I have found that the newer antihistamines (ones that don't pass the blood/brain barrier)  are ineffective for me.

 

I get a lot of traction with hydroxyzine.   Granted,  you'll get sleepy.

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8 minutes ago, samuttodd said:

  Granted,  you'll get sleepy.

Take it before sleep, better sleep, and snore less, feel better in daytime. 

 

On 10/18/2019 at 5:56 PM, EricTh said:

Anti-histamine is not a long term solution.

 

Find out whether you are allergic to dust, smoke etc

 

I am allergic to cigarette smoke so I buy those mouth/nose cloth to cover whenever I meet smokers. Works all the time.

 

Loratadine is better and don't cause drowsiness than others. I used to take them but not anymore.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What kind of philter grade is it on these mouth/nose cloth you use? What I have seen of the local one, it is just placebo, and i worst case make you sick if you do not change every day or clean/wash them. 

 

Would like to see a link to some probler philter masks if anyone have with some kind of standard philter grade for smoke, pollen, and dust. 

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