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Definition A sneeze is a sudden, forceful, involuntary burst of air through the nose and mouth. See also: Allergen Allergic rhinitis Allergy to mold, dander, dust Allergy and asthma resources Common cold Vasomotor rhinitis Alternative Names Sternutation Considerations Sneezing iscaused by irritation to the mucous membranes of the nose or throat. It can be very bothersome, but is generally not a sign of a serious problem. Common Causes Allergy to pollen, mold, dander, dust ( hay fever ) Corticosteroid inhalation (from certain nose sprays) Drug withdrawal Nasal irritants such as dust and powders Virus infections (common cold, upper respiratory tract infections, the flu)
Generic Name: GUAIFENESIN/DEXTROMETHORPHAN/DECONGESTANT -
ORAL Mucinex Severe Congest-Cough Oral Uses
This combination medication is used to temporarily treat
sneezing, runny/stuffy nose, and cough caused by allergies, hay fever, the
common cold, or other breathing illnesses. This product is usually not used for
ongoing cough from smoking or long-term breathing problems (such as chronic
bronchitis, emphysema) unless directed by your doctor. Guaifenesin is an
expectorant. It works by thinning and loosening mucus in the airways, clearing
congestion, and making breathing easier. Decongestants treat nasal congestion
by narrowing the blood vessels in the nose. The antihistamine blocks a
substance (histamine) released by allergies and has a drying effect to help dry
up a runny nose.
If you are self-treating with this medication, it is
important to read the package instructions carefully before you start using
this product to be sure it i...
Hi, I hope that everyone is doing ok with his or her spring-time allergies. Frequently I am asked which is better to treat allergies : pills (oral anti-histamines) or nose sprays. For many people, putting medication in the nose may not be very appealing and they would rather take oral medications. However, several well-done studies have suggested that the first medication one should use to treat allergies to environmental proteins is the steroid nose sprays. Steroid nasal sprays have been proven to more effectively reduce nasal stuffiness, sneezing and post-nasal drip than allergy pills (anti-histamines). In fact, allergy pills on their own do not help with nasal congestion. Some allergy pills contain a decongestant in them, and are labeled with a “D” after their name, which will help with nasal congestion. These pills contain both the allergy medication and pseudophedrine. Although these are good medications (the combination allergy/pseu...
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