A 37-year-old member asked:
I have nasonex (mometasone) and astelin (nasal spray) but i am not sure wich one will be the best for sinus congestion. please suggest me which one to take.
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 43 years experience
Depends.: Nasonex (mometasone) is more of a preventative medication uses for allergic conditions. If one controls the allergy then no stuffy nose. For more acute action, the Astelin may be better. It is a topical antihistamine spray of sorts. At your next visit, ask your pcp for advise or your allergist.
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Pulmonary Critical Care 25 years experience
Saline wash: If you are not using saline, talk to your doctor about this option since it is the most effective single treatment and the usual first step. It clears the nose from irritants and allergens. Nasonex (mometasone) is a steroid and is more potent (powerful) than astelin; Astelin works quicker than nasonex (mometasone).
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 15 years experience
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Pediatrics 58 years experience
There is a differenc: Aster in works well if one has vasomotor rhinitis whereas zn also ex works better in allergic conditions.
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