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Old 08-11-2011, 03:22 PM
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My wife has been getting after me to treat this post nasal drip which (i think) came about from some yard work I've been doing the past 2 days. I hate to take claritin, zyrtec or any OTC remedy because it makes my head feel hollow and neutralizes my taste buds.

Anyway, I don't want to treat it if it will go away naturally, but I will treat it if you think it could develop into something more serious.

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Old 08-11-2011, 03:47 PM
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It could turn into a sinus infection requiring antibiotics.

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Old 08-11-2011, 04:42 PM
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Agree w/southernbelle...and from experience, in copious amts., cause cause nausea and vomiting. At least take OTC Sudafed to dry up nasal & sinus passages.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:19 PM
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It can cause a few things to happen... I'd go to the doc for some meds to dry you up. Personally in our experience (hubby and two kids that suffer from allergies and often get the snotty nose sinus thing) none of the OTC things work as well as what our doctor prescribes.

Watch out for fluid build-up in your ears. Hubby put off going to the doctor once, and then he went swimming. He took a dive off the diving board and the pressure from the fluid build-up plus the sudden change in pressure caused his eardrum to burst. Quite painful!! Plus it was a harder healing / meds process than if he were to have just gone to the doc and taken care of things before they had a chance to build-up and become worse.

Take care of yourself - hope you feel better soon.
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:16 PM
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Consider trying a neti pot or nasal squeeze bottle after you do your yard work. Will clear out your sinus passages big time! I use one when I work in the yard or feel a sinus headache coming on. Works great. Good luck
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