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Can an antihistamine help post nasal drip?

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POST NASAL DRIPYES IT can. Histamine is what your body produces when exposed to certain things like allergens (pollen, pet dander, colds etc.) that makes your nose stuffy and drip. That drip often leaks back and goes into your throat (post-nasal drip). ANTIhistamines gets rid of the stuffines and the drip. I find that a drug like Sudafed (pseudoephedrine) works better, as it really DRIES up your nose and nasal drip. A drug like Benadryl (diphenhydramine hydrochloride) is an antihistamine. I would switch to Sudafed for post-nasal drip.

Antihistamines such as Allergy medications (benadryl, zyrtec, cleratine, allegra, etc) do help temporarily by shutting down the mucus production.

I've had post nasal drip for over 5 years now, it makes you cough in the mornings and sometimes gets pretty uncomfortable. I use antihistamines however I pretty much would have to use it all the time lol

so I found that sinus flush have been working for me.

You go to Amazon, or to local pharmacy (cvs, wallgreens, even Walmart) and you buy either nasal irrigator or what I found works better nasal syringe.

You fill it with warm water, and slowly squeeze the water in one of your nostrils, (make sure it doesn't leak from the same nostril).

Squeeze the water slowly, you will feel as the water fills all your sinus cavities and after a couple seconds as you squeeze starts dripping from the other nostril -that's what you want because it means it reached all the sinuses and now flushes all the bacteria and mucus out.

Now there is that moment when the water goes up your nose to the sinuses, that moment sucks cuz always gives me a headache (it's the same feeling if water gets up your nose in the pool or lake), but when you get past that its ok (you can adjust your head tilt, I found that it depends on your head position).

Make sure the water comes out thru the other nostril....

As much as the allergy pills help you temporarily, you can use it as a adition to those.

I have been using it once a day or once every few days for about 5 minutes from one nostril to another, and so far don't have to take allergy pills at all, my sinus feels very clear and less dripy, no cough in the mornings either.

It didn't eliminate completely the nasal drip but reduced it so I don't notice that and no flem or the bacteria in there anymore cuz they all com out with the water....

So far it works well :)

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