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runny nose, & cough

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I have a runny nose, & cough. Have had this since March 2010. I have taken Zertec, nasal spray, but nothing helps. Is there any thing I can take?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Celeste NP replied 6 years ago.



What other medication do you take?

Have you ever done this in the past?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

I take: Meloxicam 7.5mg

Simvastatin 10MG

Benicar HCT 20/12.5

Levothyroxine 0.05MCG

Hydrocodone/APAP 10 MG/325 - taken when needed


I have never had this problem in the past.

Expert:  Celeste NP replied 6 years ago.

Thanks for replying,


Sometimes blood pressure medications can cause a chronic cough, the one you are on usually does not cause it, so it is likely that it is an allergy issue.


The over the counter products to use for allergies are:

1 - Claritin, Claritin D

2 - Zyrtec, Zyrtec D

3 - Allegra, and Allegra D


You might change to Allegra and stop using the nasal spray if you are using it on a daily basis. The nasal spray can have rebound effects after using it for 5-7 days in a row. Meaning that your nose can be stuffy or run because it is getting dependent on the nasal spray.


You may also need steroids to help stop this allergic process.

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