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November 9th, I took my 6 yrs child to a minute clinic due

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November 9th, I took my 6 yrs child to a minute clinic due to deep barky cough. The NP stated drainage in the back of the throat, fluid in her ears & that her sinuses would be backed up if not treated. she gave her Zpak 7ml x 3 days. Cough better by the end of the week. The week of 11/16, the cough returned in the evenings & during the day she cough as if clearing the drainage in the back of her throat which happens throughout the day. I have sch. her an appt with the Pedi ENT for tuesday. the pharmacist suggested benadry 1 tsp x 2 in the evenings, continue her xyzal in the morning. Flonase & flovent as prescribed once a day or twice as needed. She had her tonsils/adenoids taken out in June which is great! Because at least its' not nasal congestion or enlarge tonsils. She is on allergy shots - Maintenance dose. No issues during the summer until the weekend of November 6th
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Pediatrics
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

Thank you for your question.
I am Dr. Su S. and I will try my best to help you.

As she is on Xyzal, & allergy shots, benadryl may not be needed.

Instead you can use Flonase & flovent twice daily.

It is good that you have scheduled an appointment with ENT.

He would decide about further management.

I hope this information will be helpful.
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Wish her healthy life.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
there is nothing else to assist with the cough due to drainage? I hate hearing the cough. Its not constant since I started he Benadryl.
Expert:  Dr. Su S. replied 1 year ago.

The efficacy of medicine can vary from person to person.

If benadryl works better then you can continue benadryl 3-4 times daily instead of Xyzal.