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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Symptoms?: What are your symptoms? Sounds like you are trying to treat allergies. Some of what you are doing may be exacerbating your symptoms if they are dry b ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Leem
Dr. Ted Leem answered
16 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hydration: Drinking plenty of fluids and a humidifier can help. Also, nasal saline irrigations and topical gels can also help.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristin Sokol
11 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Should be fine: Yes, any steroid nose spray should help symptoms. Can also use with a salt water rinse. Do the salt water rinse first, then use nose spray - point ou ... Read More
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Swollen, dry nose: Greetings. The dryness inside your nose may be due to rhinitis and your inner nasal anatomy. A deviated nasal septum, turbinate enlargement or even a ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes, but...: There's no harm in using a nasal saline spray. If it helps your runny nose, it's fine.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience in Pediatrics
No it is : Not a saline nasal spray . In the United States , this is equivalent to Nasonex (mometasone )nasal spray, a glucocorticosteroid used topically to red ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
No single best spray: Unfortunately, there's no single best spray for everyone in the States where HealthTap docs are located. It's even trickier to determine best spray fo ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Efren Rael
17 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Yes, if allergies are triggering the post nasal drip. No if gastroesophageal reflux is triggering the post nasal drip.
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Big Difference: Saline nasal sprays are just salt water sprays. You can use saline as nasal sprays as often as you like for as long as you like. Neosynephrine nose dr ... Read More
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Fluticasone is a topical nasal steroid spray approved for treating seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis. It can reduce all the symptoms of allerg ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience in Pediatrics
Saline washes: It depends on the cause of the congestion, but saline nasal washes at least don't have side effects, unlike decongestants and antihistamines. If the ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Allergist or ENT: Your nasal symptoms can very well be due to the drugs you are on, lexapro, geodon (ziprasidone) or trazodone, all can cause dry mucus membranes hence ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gregory Mosolf
24 years experience in Pediatrics
No: I don't think there is one. There are several prescription nose sprays including astelin, atrovent and patanase. Have you tried Claritin or zyrtec or ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dennis Jerome
50 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: You can safely use afrin twice a day for 3-5 days without any prolonged harmful effects i.e. Rebound congestion. This would actually allow improved d ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not really: Fluticasone is a nasal steroids spray that works to decrease the allergic inflammation in one's nose and subsequently decreased one's nasal allergy sy ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vladimir Zuzukin
21 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Absolutely. Just do it in correct order. Nasal saline flushes first, then the topical steroid spray to remain in nose for effect on the mucosa. If ... Read More
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends: It depends on the cause for the post-nasal drips. If the nasal drips is not linked to nasal stuffiness, sneezing, or runny nose, one needs to consider ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Stuffy nose : The otc drops like afrin (oxymetazoline) can backfire with a nasty rebound effect. Check with an ENT to diagnose and treat the causes of your congesti ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mupiricin : Hello, mupiricin nasal is a rx medication. See your doctor for this medication.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: Nasal saline is a mild decongestant so it may be beneficial to use in patients with ear congestion from allergies.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No, terrible: Visine is a topical decongestant. It will shrink blood vessels which in turn will improve nasal airflow temporarily however the nose will quickly beco ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Yes: There are products that mix xylitol with saline in the form of a nasal spray
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes: Saline nasal spray is a very effective moisturizer that, if used frequently, will help in alleviating any sinus obstruction. During the winter and kn ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
See the doctor: You could try adding an antihistamine with or without a decongestant over the counter. Or, you could see your doctor to see if you have developed a si ... Read More

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