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I got common cold/flu for 4th time during last 3 monthes,

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i got common cold/flu for 4th time during last 3 monthes , now i am taking a lot of antihistamine for my sinus " diphenhydramine HCL " 25 mg almost 6 pills a day is it safe or normal to prevent sinus problems ?
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The safe max daily dose is 400 to 600 mg/day in divided doses. As such, the amount you are taking is considered safe

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That being said, it is unusual for you to have cold symptoms so frequently over the last 3 months....it makes me think that something else is going on.

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I would suggest seeing your primary care MD, or even better yet, an ENT specialist for a complete exam. This way you might be able to correct a underlying issue that may causing your recurrent symptoms.

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RickMD : I am online and happy to help you with your question today.
RickMD : The safe max daily dose is 400 to 600 mg/day in divided doses. As such, the amount you are taking is considered safe
RickMD : That being said, it is unusual for you to have cold symptoms so frequently over the last 3 months....it makes me think that something else is going on.
RickMD : I would suggest seeing your primary care MD, or even better yet, an ENT specialist for a complete exam. This way you might be able to correct a underlying issue that may causing your recurrent symptoms.
RickMD : Is there anything else you would like to discuss at this point or have all your questions been answered to your satisfaction?
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Thanks in advance,
Dr. Rick MD FACS
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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

what else can be the problem other that flu

It could be a chronic sinus infection, allergies, even a number of systemic issues.
Without a full exam, I would only be guessing.....with your recurrent symptoms I think an evaluation by a MD is worthwhile at this point.
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