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Can Afrin be taken along with Ibuprofen and Zyrtec?

Hi, Question: Can I take Afrin if I ve also just taken ibuprofen (400mg) and if I routinely take 10 mg of Zyrtec daily? Backdrop: I take a generic zyrtec for allergy symptoms, it is the only medicine I routinely take. I have cold symptoms which after four days have settled into moderate sinus congestion and during the night, a post-nasal drip which causes severe sore throat pain. I just took some ibuprofen to reduce the discomfort; earlier I gargled with salt water, and I m trying to sit up to reduce the symptoms as well. I see a response below that taking Zyrtec and Afrin is o.k. if it doesn t become routine and if one is not taking any other medications. Since I just took the ibuprofren I m double-checking. Thanks
Asked On : Sat, 21 Sep 2013
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these medicnes are okay ]
you can take on and off and repeat but you are not just controlling the symptmps not cure
you can consult allergy specialist who can get allergy tests
get blood serum tests for specific antibodies for suspected allergens like medicine pollens foods and other suspected allergens avoid foods and for pollens go for sublingual immunotherapy
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