Does Zyrtec help with ear infections?

Table of contents:

  1. Does Zyrtec help with ear infections?
  2. Can antihistamines help ear infections?
  3. Does Zyrtec clear up fluid in ears?
  4. Is antihistamine good for earache?
  5. Will an antihistamine help dry up fluid in ears?
  6. How do I open my eustachian tube?

Does Zyrtec help with ear infections?

Prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) allergy-relieving medications can address a variety of allergy symptoms, including allergic reactions that affect the ear. Readily available OTC antihistamines include: cetirizine (Zyrtec) chlorpheniramine (Chlor-Trimeton)

Can antihistamines help ear infections?

Antihistamines help reduce the inflammation and congestion seen when someone suffers from allergies. They will also help with the itching seen with allergies. Reducing the congestion and inflammation in the nose and sinuses will help reduce the frequency of ear infections. Avoiding the allergens will also help.

Does Zyrtec clear up fluid in ears?

Over-the-counter allergy medications can help take care of multiple symptoms, including any allergic reactions in the ear. Antihistamines and decongestants can reduce the feeling of fullness in the ear.

Is antihistamine good for earache?

Certain medications — including antihistamines, decongestants, and allergy shots — can help relieve the symptoms. Treating allergies should help resolve any related ear pain.

Will an antihistamine help dry up fluid in ears?

When your sinuses are blocked, or irritated, your Eustachian tubes can become blocked as well. This is why sinus medication can help you clear your ears. Antihistamines (Chlophenarimine, Entex, ternafdine (Seldane) will help. Also, decongestants as discussed above and nasal steroids can help.

How do I open my eustachian tube?

You may be able to open the blocked tubes with a simple exercise. Close your mouth, hold your nose, and gently blow as if you are blowing your nose. Yawning and chewing gum also may help. You may hear or feel a "pop" when the tubes open to make the pressure equal between the inside and outside of your ears.