I suffer from allergies and slight asthma....am on all the usual stuff....advair, singulair and dexclor...they work ok....but the nasal drip...it feels like i have a hair stuck in my throat constantly....no jokes please!!!! does anyone have similar symptoms???? and what works for you if anything to get rid of it...thanks
Most antihistimines are going to cause post nasal drip. I have gotten no relief from that when on my Zyrtec, except when i had my deviated septum was fixed I felt somewhat of a difference and less mucous in my throat.
Try irrigating with saline every day. It may help get the mucoud thinned out some and move it. Antihistimines make the mucous thicker and that is why when it gets in your throat like that it feels like something is stuck in your throat. It is nasty. Most of us here know all about that, LOL!!
You also may try talking to your doctor about this and see what or if anything else you can try to see if it can make it better.
That is odd, that the antihistamense cause the drip. I've been having the drip for a week now, and it's reallly getting old. I am not on antibiotics but I think i have infected sinuses...again...Since being on mucinex though, the discharge isn't as yellow in the snot, but I still have the drip to the point that my throat is now always raw. The mucinex did work to thin it out like it said it would...but my question is does mucinex thin it only in the chest (the nurse here at school told me to take it for that b/c my chest was hurting and congested...on the 2nd day of the mucinex I thought I was actually worse b/c it hurt to breath in in my chest!!) but does the mucinex also work on mucus in the nose and head?
Also, one caution about Zyrtec--it worked wonders on me and it was the only perscription drug that did but once I got off it I caught a BAD COLD and had such a bad infection as a result that my ear drum ruptured and i've since then been too scared to get back on it, after reading that Zyrtec can cause respiratory infection after prolonged use. Any truth to that?
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What happened to the old stand-by Benadry. This really helps me. I've tried the prescription drugs and cannot tolerate them. You also might consider that you could be allergic to dairy products. This will cause thick mucus. It takes about a month to get dairy out of your system after you have stopped them.
Mucinex does thin mucus in the sinuses. That is what my doctor prescribed it for. Also, antihistimines don't cause PND, they actually dry up the mucus and cause it to thicken. So you are probably just noticing the PND b/c it is thicker. FOr some people like me, Zyrtec causes it to get so thick, it won't drain at all. I think that is what they are referring to when they say it increases the risk of respitory infection. Whenever I had a sinus infection my allergist took me off the Zyrtec and put me on a short course of prednisone for that very reason.