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Best Nasal Spray For Sinus Infection
I used my longtime boyfriends nasal spray today because I caught a nasty cold that he had a few days ago. What's my risk for sinus infection?
would not use someone else's spray due to risk of
spreading infection plus the spray is meant for treatment of allergies. You should be evaluated if you think you have sinus infection or a cold ...Read more
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
Have sinus infection took augmetin 10 days & steroid nasal spray then sinus started to smell bad, got refil augmetin 10 more days sinus still smell bad?
2 wks of ABs for sinus infection its now gone. Still very inflamed, sore and dry nose. Prescribed Beclometasone nasal spray. Right choice?
Should be fine: Yes, any steroid nose spray should help symptoms. Can also use with a salt water rinse. Do the salt water rinse first, then use nose spray - point outwards and back toward ear, use twice a day ...Read more
Diagnosed today with sinus infection & prescribed omnaris nasal spray. Do nasal steroids have same effects on bipolar disorder as other steroid forms?
When I laugh hard, I develop phlegm in my throat. I had a sinus infection and been using nasal spray till now. Why does phlegm occur after laughed?
It moves around/out!: I'm speaking from personal experience only. Any big movement in the upper respiratory tract - laugh, cough, nose blow, big gasp, etc. moves the existing mucus and can break off sections of it allowing it to be expectorated (good!). It doesn't develop at that time - it becomes free to get out. ...Read more
I just had a bad cold and I think a sinus infection I treated with nasal spray.All symptoms went away But now my cheek bone and upper teeth throbbing?
My left ear feels like it is clogged how can I relieve this? I went to the doctor on monday and he treated me for a sinus infection. He gave me anti-biotics and nasal spray. I seem to be doing better except for my left ear feels like it is clogged and whe
This : This is likely due to eustachian tube problems caused by the sinus infection. The antibiotics will clear the infection and help with the inflammation. The nasal spray is possible a steroid spray to decrease inflammation, or a decongestant to decrease edema. The positional component to the symptoms could be due to mucous in the middle ear. Sometimes ear symptoms take a while to clear even after the sinus issues are over. ...Read more
My daughter had been in excruciating pain for 2 days. The urgent care dr said it was a bad sinus infection. The pain is in her head and ears. She is taking percoset for the pain, nasal spray with a steroid and antibiotcs. The persoset does not take any of
If : If her pain is persisting even with pain medication, then she needs to go back to her primary for a follow up and a change in medication. By the date of this post almost a week has passed, so hopefully she is better by now, so for you and anyone reading this post no one should ever have to deal with excrutiating pain, especially because it can mean something more serious is going on. Always seek medical help in situations like this. ...Read more
What do you take for over-the-counter sinus infection (no nasal spray) "I get headaches from them"?
I am experiencing difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) . I had a sinus infection which never went away. Depending on nasal spray to breathe?
See allergist: If you are using OTC nasal decongestant sprays regularly you may be having a rebound nasal congestion. You need to consult an allergist who may order a CT sinus scan on you to confirm whether sinusitis is present. Even more importantly, your allergist can help you wean off of your OTC nasal spray. ...Read more
I’m on prednisone 30mg/day for sinusitis. Forgot to ask Dr. whether I can continue taking ACC200, sinutab & beclomethasone nasal spray which were prescribed last week?
Also. What should I look out for if infection arises while on prednisone?
Prednisone: Generally beclomethasone spray can be eliminated while on oral prednisone, as well as other meds mentioned. Infection? Persistent discolored nasal discharge, facial pain. Afrin or similar decongestant may help keep sinus ostia open, saline irrigations help as well. No smoking, no alcohol, no particulate exposure. ...Read more
Nano silver nasal spray actually help sinus? Have had multiple sinus infections even using saline. Nano was suggested by friend, never heard of. Thanx
Sinus infection: You need to seek the help of qualified ent. ...Read more
What is an equally effective over-the-counter alternative to the nasal spray astepro used for chronic sinus infections cost is a factor. ?
Unfortunately there : Is nothing cheaper that may be as effective as Astepro intranasally speaking. There are several pills by mouth that may help but not be as effective if it has worked good for you. ...Read more
My right ear is producing no ear wax and hurts and feels pressurized... My left ear is producing alot. Ive been getting bad head aches whats going on? I have had monthly sinus infections. Another ent had me try a nasal spray and Allegra D to see if it's a
I have a very foul odor coming from my nose, yet I have never had a sinus infection (that i know of). Are there any remedies to try, ie spray, steam?
Saline: Try a saline nasal wash or spray, if no change in a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more
Which, or which one is better for me to use for a nose spray with my Sinus infection, Nasicort, or Flonase?
I'm finishing a round of sulfa for a sinus infection. Feeling much better. inside of my nose is raw,crusty,bloody & so painful. Using saline spray?
Can a sinus infection swell on one side of your nose.fluid pours out of mouth.when spray nose fluid comes out fast.nose burns.head fills full?
Yes: Sinus infection is often worse on one side. Your nasolacrimal and sinus ducts get clogged and this is likely your extra drainage. ...Read more
About 6 months ago i had sinus infection. Haven't been able to smell since. The doctor have me nose spray which didn't help. What should I do?
Recheck : Your ENT may want to examine you for nasal polyps. ...Read more
I believe I have a light sinus infection and the insidr of my nose is very raw and inflammed. Would saline spray and/or proxide help? Any other ideas?
Saline spray: Saline spray certainly will not hurt and may be very helpful. If you think you have a sinus infection, see your doctor. ...Read more
I was diagnosed with a sinus infection over 2 weeks ago and im no better after lots of saline rinses/steroid nose spray. large yellow bloody clots now?
What can be done to helpa. Sinus infection till i get the doctors to get my anti-biotic nasel spray? Pain in nose an all around left eye
6wks pregnant with sinus infection. What can I do to help it go away? Saline nasal spray isn't doing a thing.
Yeah it sounds funny but proven helpful in mobilizing mucus. Steaming in the shower with a washcloth over your face works well to open airways as well.
A vaporizer at the bedside with plain water is good too.
If you are running a fever and are just miserable, go see your doctor for some antibiotics. ...Read more
I am 31 weeks pregnant and have a really bad sinus infection, what kind of over the counter nasal spray can I take?
has been around for a long time and no poblems in Pregnancy have surfaced as fat as I know! (One study I was able to find showed a statistical association but not an "impressive one!) HOWEVER EVERY medication OTC or Prescribed MUST BE CHECKED OUT with your OB-GYN provider! HE/SHE has the final and ONLY opinion which should matter to you
Hope this is helpful
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I have a sinus infection that is causing horrible pain in the maxillary area and my ears are clogged. Safe to use a nasal spray while breastfeeding?
Yes.: The saline sinus sprays are completely fine. Things like afrin (oxymetazoline) work on the blood vessels to decrease their size. This type of medicine also can work on the blood vessels of the breast to decrease milk production. It is more of a problem when you take a decongestant by mouth but still a small risk. Check out lacmed app as a resource for meds and breast feeding. Feel better! ...Read more
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.
They are different: The best first line treatment should include saline nasal irrigation and nasal steroid spray. The steroid spray is long acting and takes affect over the first few weeks of use. The steroid spray helps decrease long term nasal inflammation. Astelin is a topical antihistamine ( like claritin) and can be used in conjunction for symptomatic relief. ...Read more
Likely not: The location of the septum is separated from the closest sinus, the maxillary sinus. ...Read more
I have a sinus infection and normal saline does not work for me is it safe to use nasal four it says it contains phenylephrine hci 1%?
When you have a mild seasonal sinus infection can it make your mucus acidic? Its turning fall and I'm getting some normal seasonal post nasal drip.. But it seems to taste acidic, at least more acid than normal. Is this something to worry about?
See your doctor: You need a good history and physical exam and maybe labs and/or x-rays. If you smoke, please quit. ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
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