• I have drainage and buildup in my throat, I think mostly from allergies.

    Asked by NeckCancer on Monday, June 10, 2019

    I have drainage and buildup in my throat, I think mostly from allergies.

    Is it OK to take allergy meds with the chemo? I already started taking some without asking my doctor, but I will run it by him this week.

    3 Answers from the Community

    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I have taken allergy medicine for years. My current oncologist suggested I use Nasacort spray. But, I wasn't on chemo. I would run it by your onco.

      8 months ago
    • LiveWithCancer's Avatar

      I have been able to take benadryl and claritin. But, like Greg suggested, i would run it by your own doctor. You should be able to just send a message or call the nurse to verfiy.

      Good luck!

      8 months ago
    • meyati's Avatar

      Hi, with chemo check with your doctor now.. Call and leave a message. Some sinus meds cause other problems like create high blood pressure or cause hormone problems.

      I just called my doctor-one of them- a few minutes ago, seriously. I needed to make sure that I had an appointment for my state required thyroid lab work and the required appointment for the results-- also have it a day or 2 a year after last year to make sure there isn't any insurance Medicare problems, and I don't run out of hormone supplement.

      Also, Neilmed helps my sinus -nasal-throat problems. Some people use a Neti pot-the saline solution helps keep infections from setting in. It takes a bit before you see the results because the saline breaks everything-old mucus-loose and flushes it out. Then it's like a miracle.

      Good luck and let us know how it goes.

      8 months ago

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