Jul 14, 2005
this is two questions really. I suffer from a very clogged up nose a lot of the time. I take pseudoprofine medication over the counter is this safe? this medication makes me feel quite unwell are there any other natural remedies you know of. Also i;ve been diagnosed over two years ago and my doctor has now adviced me to vacinate against hepatitis A and B and also an antipneumonia vaccine. I am worried about possible side effects I would like you to advise me if it is essential I have this vaccinations
| Response from Dr. Henry
Persons with HIV are generally recommended to receive hepatitis A/B and Pneumonia vaccine particularly if the CD4 count is > 200. Chronic sinus/nose problems can be due to infections, allergies, drainage/anatomical problems, drug side effects and other issues. A good evaluation by an ENT specialist and/or allergist can often be helpful. Long term use of Sudafed like drugs often is not that beneficial. KH
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