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Is nasonex (mometasone) effective for unblocking ears?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rosch
Allergy and Immunology 50 years experience
Ear-nose connection : Nasonex, (mometasone) one of multiple prescription topical nasal steroid medications, is an anti-inflammatory and as such often decreases edema or swelling of the nasal mucosa (lining). This can help open the nasal end of the eustachian tube allowing better air movement between the middle ear and nasal cavity. This can cause the ear to feel less "blocked".
Last updated Jul 23, 2016

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