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SINUSITIS and Loratadine

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SINUSITIS Symptoms and Causes

Sinusitis means your sinuses are inflamed. The cause can be an infection or another problem. Your sinuses are hollow air spaces within the bones surrounding the nose. They produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If your nose is swollen, this can block the sinuses and cause pain.

There are several types of Sinusitis, including

  • Acute, which lasts up to 4 weeks
  • Subacute, which lasts 4 to 12 weeks
  • Chronic, which lasts more than 12 weeks and can continue for months or even years
  • Recurrent, with several attacks within a year

Acute Sinusitis often starts as a cold, which then turns into a bacterial infection. Allergies, nasal problems, and certain diseases can also cause acute and chronic Sinusitis.

Symptoms of Sinusitis can include fever, weakness, fatigue, cough, and congestion. There may also be mucus drainage in the back of the throat, called postnasal drip. Your health care professional diagnoses Sinusitis based on your symptoms and an examination of your nose and face. You may also need imaging tests. Treatments include antibiotics, decongestants, and pain relievers. Using heat pads on the inflamed area, saline nasal sprays, and vaporizers can also help.

NIH: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

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Recent Reviews

one 10 mg pill cuased presure in thechest bad muslespasms in the back think past doses has sent me skizzo

Alopecia areata........ anyone else?

Can my one year old take loratadine

Can this medicine cause you to have a very fast heart rate?

Can you take tylenol right after taking a loratadine?

How long should a child of 5 years of age be on Loratadine (liquid form) and will this effect her alertness in school?

I was taking the loratadine 24 hr for about 4 months and past 3 months kept losing a lot of hair. Found bald spot few days ago and doc says alopecia areata. I saw a few postings on the internet of a correlation and wanted to know it anyone else has

Is 30mg too much in 24 hours?? is medical advice needed

My son experienced nightmares, several night wakenings, disorientation, restlessness, night sweats and a few days after stopping the medication had shortness of breath after exercising (with no previous asthmatic experiences)

Does Rhinopront used in treating sinusitis? is it effective.

Elderly patient with IT and massive mastoid sinusitis being treated with vancomycin/cipro IV duo. Side effects???

I decided to treat it from the root and found out that a disfunctional adrenal gland or thyroid may cause the allergic reaction (allergic rhinitis and sinusitis). Docotors usually prescribe steroids and /or anti-histamines.. but really what they shou

I had a bad reaction to Bactrim in 1987-I still don't have my health back. Now I have asthma and sinusitis, chemical sensitivities and immune problems. Don't take this killer drug under ANY circumstances.

I had Rovamycine many times after dentist work, as I have mitral stenosis, (Valvotomy). Also I used it for my sinusitis, sore thoat (strep throat). I found especially good for my heart, as I cannot use penicillin at all (allergy)

I have been battling with some chronic sinusitis (Dr's still don't know if its bacterial or allergic) - so I was instructed to use Mucinex with Afrin at night. I took 2 small drops of Afrin in each nostirl, and 1 Mucinex D tablet and had a horrible r

I have been sick with allergies/asthma/sinusitis for over a week and when I took Mucinex DM I made sure to read the label carefully. My carton said to take 1 every 12 hours and no more than 2 in 24 hours. After taking the first pill it had no effect

I have sinusitis and I have lysomucil 600mg inthe house. Can i take this for my blocked sinuses, will it help? Thankyou

I started experiencing severe sinus headaches in the frontal sinus gland about 1 day after starting Restasis. I went to the doctor and they said it was sinusitis but none of the meds they gave me seemed to relieve the pain. My head is sore to the t

I started Lisinopril 40MG and Metoprolol 50MG almost two years ago. I have had chronic sinusitis for 30 years so when things starting getting bad I was not sure if it was the medication or my sinus problems because I could no longer take decongest

SINUSITIS Clinical Trials and Studies

Treatments might be new drugs or new combinations of drugs, new surgical procedures or devices, or new ways to use existing treatments. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses. People participate in clinical trials for a variety of reasons. Healthy volunteers say they participate to help others and to contribute to moving science forward. Participants with an illness or disease also participate to help others, but also to possibly receive the newest treatment and to have the additional care and attention from the clinical trial staff.