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Sinus rinse

A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Up to you: Some of my patients have used a saline sinus rinse daily for years. Make sure your bottle or netti pot are clean, don't forget to use salt, and use i ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Novick
42 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Depends on why: You are using it.. Some people with severe chronic sinus problems do it once or twice a day.... Others with mild allergies/ sinus problems donut few ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bobak Ghaheri
22 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus rinse: It's safe to use every day. If you're sick/allergic, then you can use it multiple times/day.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience in Geriatrics
DIY saline rinse: Check out http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/allergy-library/saline-sinus-rinse-recipe.aspx. Includes instructions/directions on h ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hassan Arshad
15 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Just use filtered or boiled water and not tap water. It also helps to use the salt packets. You can also make your own by mixing salt and baking soda.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Rooklin
48 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Enhance: While a true sinus infection is best treated with antibiotics, there is data that one can enhance the resolution of symptoms by adding an intra-nasal ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience in Pediatrics
Post nasal drip: Yes sinus rinse can clear up post nasal drip.
A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julie Zweig
25 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No generally not. : Frontal sinus pressure can be due to allergies, sinusitis, or more commonly migraine variants. Try decongestant to see if pressure improves.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Higgins
14 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Not usually: Some reasons for having sinus congestion/pain after nasal rinses are: 1. Applying to much force. 2. Using a wrong concentration (too much or too lit ... Read More
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A 61-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Decongestant?: Although antihistamine dries up the nose, decongestant does not. If the decongestant action is needed for just a few days, you may try Afrin nasal s ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience in Rheumatology
May need CT scan: You may need to see an allergist or ENT specialist. If no help consider a CT Scan of the sinus area to be certainof the diagnosis
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A 62-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience in Internal Medicine
Wegner's granulomato: See your doc to be checked for immunologic /genetic disorder.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably not: Any over the counter nasal spray used for more than a few days may cause a condition called rhinitis medicamentosa. This condition may lead to irreve ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience in Infectious Disease
Nasal irrigation: Yes, this will very often relieve symptoms of congestion, reduce some pain and shorten the duration of illness. You might invest in a Neti-pot and use ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus: Great question. Its done through your nose with a variety of instruments including ones that cut bone and suctions to remove inflammation.
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience in General Practice
Nasal Steroids: Yes. Of course.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
No: It would not.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
See dentist: You nasal symptoms may or may not be related to your ear problem. Your symptoms however are more suggestive of a temporomandibular joint problem. Sugg ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hmmm: The ent's might suggest irrigation/antibiotics/surgery, the allergists might suggest environmental control/steroids, the internists might suggest su ... Read More
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A 80-year-old male asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus polyp: Hello. Removal of sinus polyps may resolve your headaches. If your CT scan shows post obstructive inflammatory changes, then I would expect some heada ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
More important is: the source of water used. Make sure it's not tap water, and that it's distilled water to reduce contaminants and improve safety. Also, rinse your unit ... Read More
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A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Not: Believe I might have answered this question before. Your problem is more likely an allergic one than an infection. If the mucosal edema is >6 mm, ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus: IN terms of treatment use he nasal spray in the am and the antihistamine without sudafed between 4-6pm ( before things bloom). The saline spray as nee ... 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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