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nasal turbinate swelling

A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Days: It may start working in 12 hrs but optimal effects will be at 5 to 7 days with regular usage.
Dr. Maliena Longley
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Couple days: You should start to see improvement in 1-2 days and it will gradually build with continued use. By 2 weeks, efficacy should be up to 80% and by 4 wee ... Read More
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
24 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasonex (mometasone): Nasonex (mometasone) is a topical steroid that helps to reduce turbinate hypertrophy. It takes several weeks of daily use before one noses any improve ... Read More
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A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes but: Very swollen nasal turbinate may induce contact headache as well. Have you talked to your doctor about this problem.?
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: they can reduce discharge, sneezing, but not congestion or inflammation, you will need anti-inflammatory medications as steroid nasal sprays, but bett ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Congestion: A nasal antihistamine added to Nasonex (mometasone) can help, antileukotrienes can help but ultimately you need to visit an allergist, get tested to d ... Read More
A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scott Trimas
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Turbinate treatment: Antihistamine sprays are not helpful to reduce turbinate swelling. A nasal steroid such as fluticasone, veramyst, omnaris, or Nasonex (mometasone) wor ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jack Mutnick
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rhinitis: Many different types of sinus disease. Sounds like you need to increase the humidity in your home and bedroom. Would also consider using salt water wa ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Long term: Intranasal steroid sprays like Nasonex (mometasone) are safe for long term use and not known to cause rebound symptoms when stopped. Instead consider ... Read More
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No: But a high % of patients with asthma also have allergic rhinitis. Bronchiectasis is however another issue unrelated to asthma. Consult an allergist ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rhinitis: You can have non allergic or vasomotor rhinitis, Nasonex (mometasone) is a good choice for it, in addition to a nasal antihistamine if you have post n ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Irritant: The causes of nasal congestion due to enlarged turbinates include: allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, non-allergic-irritant rhinitis from smoke, perfumes, ... Read More
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