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Generic Name: DIPHENHYDRAMINE - ORAL Pronounced: (dye-fen-HI-druh-meen) Triaminic Cough/Runny Nose Oral Interactions
Your healthcare professionals (e.g., doctor or pharmacist)
may already be aware of any possible drug interactions and may be monitoring
you for it. Do not start, stop or change the dosage of any medicine before
checking with them first.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist of all prescription and nonprescription/herbal products you may use,
antihistamines applied to the skin (such as diphenhydramine
cream, ointment, spray)
antispasmodics (e.g., atropine, belladonna
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FOR AN OBJECT LODGED IN THE NOSE:
Do not probe the nose with cotton swabs or other tools. Doing so may push the object farther into the nose.
Have the injured person breathe through the mouth and avoid breathing in sharply, which may force the object in further.
Once it is determined which nostril is affected, gently press the other nostril closed and have the victim blow through the affected nostril.
Avoid blowing the nose too hard or repeatedly.
If this method fails, get medical help.
FOR A BROKEN NOSE:
Reassure and try to calm the injured person.
Have the injured person breathe through the mouth and lean forward in a sitting position in order to keep blood from going down the back of the throat.
Apply cold compresses to the nose to reduce swelling. If possible, the injured person should hold the compress so that excessive pressure is not applied.
To help relieve pain, acetaminophen is recommended.
Alternative Names Something stuck in the nose; Objects in the nose Prevention Discourage children from putting foreign objects into body openings. Keep small objects out of the reach of infants and toddlers. References Thomas SH, White BA. Foreign bodies. In: Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, et al, eds. Rosens Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice . 7th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Mosby Elsevier; 2009:chap 57.
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