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How can I relieve sinus pressure after using a decongestant that isn't working?

How can I relieve sinus pressure after using a decongestant that isn't working?

Saline: Try using salt water nosedrops or the netti pot. And call your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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I have sinus pressure and congestion, foggy headed and slightly dizzy alot. I avoid decongestants because of blood pressure issues. What else can I use?

I have sinus pressure and congestion, foggy headed and slightly dizzy alot. I avoid decongestants because of blood pressure issues. What else can I use?

Nasal products: If you have poorly controlled high bp, you are right to avoid decongestants containing Ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. You can safely use anti-histamines (eg loratidine). You can also use nasal steroids or nasal saline rinse. If your BP is well-controlled, short term use of the full range of decongestants is probably fine. ...Read more

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I have severe sinus pressure/pain/congestion. What can I do to take care of it? Phenylephrine hci 10mg?

I have severe sinus pressure/pain/congestion. What can I do to take care of it? Phenylephrine hci 10mg?

Sinus pain/Pressure: Greetings. The first thing I recommend would be 800 mg of ibuprofen 3x/day with food. Add Afrin nasal spray 2x/day for 5 days with the OTC decongestant. This should make you feel better quickly. See your doctor if the symptoms worsen or a fever develops. An antibiotic may be needed. ...Read more

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I've had headache with sinus pressure for a week (no congestion). Sometimes the entire head/neck aches. Decongestants/ZyrtecD don't help. Any advice?

I've had headache with sinus pressure for a week (no congestion). Sometimes the entire head/neck aches. Decongestants/ZyrtecD don't help. Any advice?

See an ENT: An Ear, Nose, and Throat doctor might be able to help you. You may not feel congested, but one or more of your sinuses maybe filled with fluid. The therapy may involve one or more nasal sprays and maybe an antibiotic. I have self treated for sinus problems before, unsuccessfully. Trust me. See a professional. They are also known as otolaryngologists. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a cold or a sinus infection? Congestion started 3-5 days ago, Otc decongestant not helping, lots of sinus pressure!

How do I know if I have a cold or a sinus infection? Congestion started 3-5 days ago, Otc decongestant not helping, lots of sinus pressure!

Sinus infection: When infected you have congestion, pain and when you touch/tap on your sinuses there is an increase in pain. If there is increased pain and no relief in 5 days follow up with doctor /urgent or heathtap prime was you may need antibiotics.. Also elevated head of bed when sleeping because when head is dependent the nasal congestion runs into the sinuses. ...Read more

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Can astepro be used to treat a sinus infection? I believe I have a sinus infection and have been taking decongestants, doing saline rinses, and taking sinex. However I still have the sinus pressure, congestion, thick, yellow mucous with traces of blood an

Can astepro be used to treat a sinus infection? I believe I have a sinus infection and have been taking decongestants, doing saline rinses, and taking sinex. However I still have the sinus pressure, congestion, thick, yellow mucous with traces of blood an

Hello.: Hello. Azelastine is an antihistamine. It's indications include hay fever and allergic symptoms (i.e., runny nose & sneezing). Although a sinus infection is not a specific indication, if your sinus issues appear to be related to allergies, your doctor might prescribe it to help control niduses for irritation. ...Read more

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What's the best method for relieving sinus pressure?

What's the best method for relieving sinus pressure?

First, diagnosis: How do you know you have sinus pressure? Is the pressure under the eyes, between the eyes or above the eyes or in the middle of the head? Correct diagnosis comes first and if there is nasal discharge that is yellow, it can be cultured and an appropriate antibiotic given.
The gold standard of diagnosis of sinusitis is a cat scan. My emphasis is on getting a diagnosis before treatment. ...Read more

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Is sinus pressure a symptom of TMJ disorder? Best ways to relieve TMJD symptoms? Which OTC pain relief medicine is safest/most effective for TMJD?

Is sinus pressure a symptom of TMJ disorder? Best ways to relieve TMJD symptoms? Which OTC pain relief medicine is safest/most effective for TMJD?

Not usually...: Sinus pressure is usually not a symptom of TMJ disorder. Remember that there are lots of other things that can cause pain attributed to TMD, so having a full evaluation by your doctor is important. If indeed the diagnosis is TMD, then a trial of an OTC NSAID (Ibuprofen, Aleve) is common. Other meds, more education and a change in habit/behaviors that make it worse can be discussed with your doc ...Read more

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Best medicine for sinus pressure stuffy nose and Achiness?

Best medicine for sinus pressure stuffy nose and Achiness?

Sinus pressure: Strange as it may sound I think you would get best advice from your local pharmacy - they are really well trained and will look after you.
Go today if possible. ...Read more

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What's the best way to ease pressure in my ears from sinus pressure? They feel clogged and everything sounds muffled.

What's the best way to ease pressure in my ears from sinus pressure? They feel clogged and everything sounds muffled.

Ear & Sinus pressure: While popping your ears can be helpful. The benefit is usually temporary. The key to resolving the issue long-term is to manage nasal congestion with a decongestant like afrin (oxymetazoline) twice daily for 3-4 days. You can also try oral sudafed and a nasal steroid like flonase. Saline nasal rinses are always a good way to thin mucus and reduce nasal/ sinus congestion. ...Read more

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When u hve build up of ear wax & ear drum can't b seen....Can this cause h/aches ear ache dizzyness and sinus pressure best way 2 clean ear drum please

When u hve build up of ear wax & ear drum can't b seen....Can this cause h/aches ear ache dizzyness and sinus pressure best way 2 clean ear drum please

Unlikely: Ear wax can cause hearing loss and ear discomfort but not the other symptoms. Try cleaning drum with peroxide diluted 1:1 with lukewarm water a couple times daily. Just make sure to, get all the solution out. For other symptoms consult ent. ...Read more

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What is the best way to relieve sinus pressure in head. Have a cold and when I blow my nose I feel pressure in back of head and all over?

What is the best way to relieve sinus pressure in head. Have a cold and when I blow my nose I feel pressure in back of head and all over?

Sinus rinsing: Nasal rinsing/neti-pot saline rinse is a very effective FIRST line remedy for acute sinus issues (I usually recommend chitorhino (chitorhino. Com). You may want to consider a short course of nasal decongestants like Afrin or neosynephrine - but use these for no more than 3 days.

A "cold" that lasts more than 7-10 days is a sinus infection by definition - antibiotics are needed at that point. ...Read more

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I am having a hard time clearing up sinus congestion, dispite using OTC decongestants. Help!

I am having a hard time clearing up sinus congestion, dispite using OTC decongestants. Help!

Oral or spray?: If you are using a nasal spray, this can develop into a rebound congestion called rhinitis medicamentosa. This suggest the use of the med, it wears off and the nose tissue swells again Develops after about one week of usage. The treatment is going without the decongestant. If this is an oral pill see the doctor for further advice. Your doctor can provide info on both. ...Read more

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Recently discovered fluid in my earsby ER DocSymptoms are: sinus pressure, tinnitus and vertigoDizziness won't go away?

Recently discovered fluid in my earsby ER DocSymptoms are: sinus pressure, tinnitus and vertigoDizziness won't go away?

Eustachian tube: Eustachian tube dysfunction may take many weeks to improve. Autoinsufflation (pinch nose and blow gently), nasal steroid spray and decongestants may help. If symptoms persist, see an otolaryngologist for a thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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How can you release sinus pressure?

How can you release sinus pressure?

Avoid allergens: Most common reason for Sinus pressure is Allergy to environmental Allergen. Sinus rinse, Steam inhalations with Eucalyptus oil in boiling water will help you.
Sometimes Antihistaminic like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Caritin may help ...Read more

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How effective is loratadine for sinus pressure?

Fair: Mostly for allergies. The claritin d would be better but might increase anxiety a bit due to the sudafed. Consider an OTC nasal steroid spray and warm mist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have headaches nearly everydayfeels like sinus pressure?

What to do if I have headaches nearly everydayfeels like sinus pressure?

Sinus headache: Hello. We ENT doctors sometimes find it very difficult to differentiate a sinus headache from a migraine or tension headache. Each may present in a similar fashion. See your ENT doctor who can carefully review your symptoms and perform a detailed exam. You may or may not have a sinus driven headache. Good Luck ...Read more

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How do I get rid of sinus pressure?

How do I get rid of sinus pressure?

Relieving sinus: Pressure can often be challenging. An oral decongestant like sudafed may help some, but should not be used for more than 4-5 days in a row or rebound congestion can occur. Neti pot or other sinus rinse can be helpful, and daily nasal steroid spray can also help. Warm compresses applied over the affected sinuses, massaging and a gentle pumping action with fingerpads over the affected sinuses may help ...Read more

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Can Flonase help relieve sinus pressure/pain?

Can Flonase help relieve sinus pressure/pain?

Yes: Flonase (fluticasone proprionate) is a nasal steroid spray that is effective in treating the inflammation that leads to nasal congestion associated with allergic rhinitis and as an additional treatment for sinus congestion. It's safe, effective and no addiction potential! ...Read more

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What should I do for dry sinuses and sinus pressure?

What should I do for dry sinuses and sinus pressure?

Sinus pressure: The most effective and least invasive method for sinus care is the neil med squeeze bottle.
Use one packet of salt in warm water -- bottled, not tap! -- and follow the instructions. This will moisturize your sinuses as well as clean them out. You can use it up to 4-5 times per day.
There are also moisturizing prescription nasal sprays.
Consult ENT if you have persistent infections. ...Read more

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Can sinus pressure cause your blood pressure to spike?

Can sinus pressure cause your blood pressure to spike?

Unlikely: It is rather the medications to treat the sinus pressure symptoms, like systemic decongestants as pseudoephedrine, (sudafed) can cause spiking blood pressure in some individuals, check with your doctor, best wishes ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a dry hacking cough and sinus pressure?

What can I do to treat a dry hacking cough and sinus pressure?

Cough/sinus problem: If you have a sinus drip yuou may be coughing from the drip as well. Dry hacking cough along with sinus pressure may be from hay fever. Try sinus lavage with slaine solution and suck on lozenges and warm salt water gragles along with allergy meds may help. If bad you should see your doc. ...Read more

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If I do a nasal wash daily will it help with my sinus pressure?

If I do a nasal wash daily will it help with my sinus pressure?

Nasal wash: Hello, my patients who suffer with chronic or recurrent acute sinusitis and use a regular sinus rinse find their symptoms to be better controlled. Sinus pressure is related to a narrowing of the sinus outflow pathways. Afrin nasal spray used twice a day followed by the sinus rinse may work even better. If the symptoms persist despite these maneuvers, then a visit to your ENT may be helpful. ...Read more

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What can I do for sinus pressure so bad that it hurts to tilt my head?

AFrin (oxymetazoline)?: Before you see your doctor, you could try afrin (oxymetazoline) nasal spray--follow package directions and avoid usage for more than 2-3 days at a time. Saline nasal spray can help. Oral decongestants such as sudafed may help--follow package directions. Once you see the doctor, they can evaluate and manage your condition and provide any prescription treatments needed. ...Read more

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I am having sinus pressure all over my face. What is the solution? How can I avoid sinusitis?

Sinuses: First stop smoking! Then if your nose is congested, you need a nasal spray to open it up and this will alleviate your sinus congestion. If you have allergies, you need to have them treated by an allergist. ...Read more

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Sinus pressure comes and goes. Can it be Pollen in my area. I am seeing an Allegerist and he suspects its the Pollen.?

Sinus: Possibly. Consider trying an OTC nasal steroid spray as directed and an antihistamine (if you are able to with the frequent urination) If they work, then its allergic. If not you might need a sinus CT scan ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain = discomfort in cavities in the head & face. This may be due to congestion or infection of the sinuses. See this article on sinus ...Read more


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Phenylephrine (Definition)

Phenylephrine hydrochloride is a decongestant which is a kind of antihistamine type drug (common ...Read more