I am a 65 yr old woman . Started 2
the decongestant would raise your blood pressure further
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The decongestant aspect of claritine D, would cause a further increase in your blood pressure which we would not want at this time.
You can use the plain claritine or any other antihistamine, along with a topical decongestant if you are experiencing nasal congestion or post nasal drip.
Eg of topical decongestants- normal saline drops/spray or otrivine
Paracetamol/tylenol- can be added to help with the headache and chills
Fluids and rest are also important
If additional symptoms occur then these can also be treated eg a cough with robitussin, if the cough is wet- mucinex etc
I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions