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Suffer from sinusitis approx every two-three weeks given antibiotics

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Suffer from sinusitis approx every two-three weeks given antibiotics have suffered for over a year with this. Consultant says allergies are contributing and prescribed migraine medication but back off work with another infection pain in face/eye is extremely sore.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 2 years ago.
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what other medications have you tried for this?

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have you tried any allergy medication or decongestants

Customer: Hi I have tried sinus washes, antihistamines, steroids nasal sprays
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what have you tried exactly

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and how often are you taking the antihistamines

Customer: Atarax antihistamines at night flixonase nasal spray, otrivine nasal drops
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well, you should be taking a daily antihistamine like claritin or zyrtec during the day

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you can take atarax, but it makes you sleepy

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if you are feeling congested, then taking sudafed or phenyephrine is more powerful

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and a steroid nasal medication is better than the otrivine

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otrivine can give you some rebound congestion

Customer: Yes atarax is taken at night but I also use one prescribed by g.p I think it is levocitinide can't remember the exact name
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ok levocetrizine is good

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I would ask for a steroid nasal decongestant

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I would also consider getting tested for allergies since this seems to be an ongoing issue for you

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but if you are having bad sinus congestion

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oral sudafed and phenylephrine is best

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