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Nose is running like a faucet and tickling like crazy. Benadryl doesn't touch it.
Posted by: Dennis S
Date: November 21, 2010 12:50AM
I don't have this problem often and don't know the ins and outs of cold medicine. It has been going on for a few days and starts right about 11 PM and goes until the next morning. I take benadryl for the hives I always get around the same time and it has done nothing to help my nose. Also, when I have taken cold medicine in the past, it sometimes "backfires" and I have full-body "restless-leg" syndrome all night.

So, does anyone have an OTC recommendation I can go buy Sunday?
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Re: Nose is running like a faucet and tickling like crazy. Benadryl doesn't touch it.
Posted by: TL
Date: November 21, 2010 01:02AM
Sounds like you need a decongestant. Sudafed is one option, though as you said cold medicines have caused problems in the past, and most cold medicines sold in the past contain Sudafed, that may not be the best option for you. Ask your friendly local pharmacist for suggestions.

Disclaimer: I am not a medical professional, consult one for the best advice for your situation.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/21/2010 01:03AM by TL.
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Re: Nose is running like a faucet and tickling like crazy. Benadryl doesn't touch it.
Posted by: troywellbuilt
Date: November 21, 2010 01:29AM
Nyquil has never let me down.
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Re: Nose is running like a faucet and tickling like crazy. Benadryl doesn't touch it.
Posted by: haikuman
Date: November 21, 2010 01:38AM
DayQuil and NyQuil will dry you up and give you some relief . I agree *(:>* JelCaps and or liquid

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Date: November 21, 2010 01:29AM
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Re: Nose is running like a faucet and tickling like crazy. Benadryl doesn't touch it.
Posted by: Forrest
Date: November 21, 2010 06:04AM
FYI the makers of Sudafed changed the active ingredient in 2005. You can still get the original - it's behind the pharmacist's counter. You'll need to ask for it and show your drivers license - no prescription is required.
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Re: Nose is running like a faucet and tickling like crazy. Benadryl doesn't touch it.
Posted by: volcs0
Date: November 21, 2010 07:09AM
Not OTC, but should help (but maybe not by Sunday)

[www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]
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Re: Nose is running like a faucet and tickling like crazy. Benadryl doesn't touch it.
Posted by: rgG
Date: November 21, 2010 08:53AM
I had "faucet nose" last week in conjunction with my cold. It was really bad. I bought some of the generic Sudafed PE, which does not contain pseudiephadrine. Pseudiephadrine really messes me up, and to my surprise, the PE stuff worked just fine. Turned off the faucet so I could get some work done. You can get the store brand, just look for PE in the name, and it is cheap. I bought mine at Target and it was $2.99 for something like 30 tablets.





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Re: Nose is running like a faucet and tickling like crazy. Benadryl doesn't touch it.
Posted by: beagledave
Date: November 21, 2010 09:49AM
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rgG
I had "faucet nose" last week in conjunction with my cold. It was really bad. I bought some of the generic Sudafed PE, which does not contain pseudiephadrine. Pseudiephadrine really messes me up, and to my surprise, the PE stuff worked just fine. Turned off the faucet so I could get some work done. You can get the store brand, just look for PE in the name, and it is cheap. I bought mine at Target and it was $2.99 for something like 30 tablets.

You would be an outlier, then.

For most people, the efficacy of Sudafed PE is debatable

[en.wikipedia.org]

[www.theannals.com]

"CONCLUSIONS: There is insufficient evidence that oral phenylephrine is effective for nonprescription use as a decongestant. The FDA should reclassify oral phenylephrine from Category I (safe and effective) to Category III, which requires additional studies to show safety and efficacy."

I get the original Sudafed (store brand, though) even though in Iowa they have to run your name through two data bases when you buy it.



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Re: Nose is running like a faucet and tickling like crazy. Benadryl doesn't touch it.
Posted by: graylocks
Date: November 21, 2010 12:02PM
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beagledave

I get the original Sudafed (store brand, though) even though in Iowa they have to run your name through two data bases when you buy it.

i agree. i was relieved when those reports came out that said the substitute sudafed was practically useless; i thought it was just me. i always ask at the counter for the real Sudafed deal now.



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Re: Nose is running like a faucet and tickling like crazy. Benadryl doesn't touch it.
Posted by: testcase
Date: November 21, 2010 07:09PM
I suffered with the same thing two weeks ago. Benadryl did nothing. Generic Zyrtek helped a little. Went through a lot of tissues in 4 days. sad smiley
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