Nasal congestion, getting dark circles, tiredness. On medication for GERD. Is this due to GERD ? - Online Doctor Chats
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Hi , i have GERD and i have been taking mediction for it namely Arloc D and immunace forte
however from the past couple of weeks i am having nasal congestion
is this because of GERD
any medication i can take for the same?
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I also need to know your age and gender.
and my nose feels blocked whenever i breath in
What is your age and gender?
From the symptoms that you have described it seems that you are developing allergies.
Dark circles around the eyes are called as allergy shiners.
You may be feeling tired just because of the fact that you are not feeling well.
Weakness can have other causes too that need to be ruled out by blood tests.
blood test was also done along with endoscopy.. nothing abnormal..
My advise would be as follows.
Do not take unnecessary medicines especially antibiotics.
For blocked nose you may get a prescription of nose spray from your doctor.
Otherwise take hygienic food and drink clean water from a reliable water source.
Packaged water is not reliable
You may want a ro system in your house.
This I am advising as you may get frequent viral infections in the setting of allergies.
Are you there?
Healthy life-style usually takes care of most health problems.
Try to find the trigger of allergies and avoid it.
Fruits and vegetables are to be included in your daily diet.
A control of reflux is needed as it may cause exacerbations of cough.
I do not take antibiotics and i workout everyday and my regular diet usually involves lots of eggs and fruits and chicken and i avoid all kinds of junk food..
That is good to know.
can u tel me the dose i need to take for cetrizine
Also include fiber in your diet.
cetrizine is usually 5 or 10 mg in a day preferably before sleeping.
All medicines for coughs and allergies are to be taken only if required.
Do you have any question?
for how many days shd i take cetrizine?
Thus it is taken when symptoms are present.
It is usually not prescribed for days.
and also one more thing.. i wanted to take protein or weight gain supplements for my workouts.. will that worsen my GERD?
ok but i do not have running nose or sneezing
I do not think they have an effect on gerd.
only my nose is blocked
Yes blocked nose can be taken care of with cetrizine or nasal spray.
Also get yourself checked by an ear, nose and throat specialist to see if any other cause of blocked nose is present.
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