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I used fluticasone nasal spray caused me not to smell nose dry doc said nostrils swollen tried saltwater nose feels heavy air feels obstructed?

I used fluticasone nasal spray caused me not to smell nose dry doc said nostrils swollen tried saltwater nose feels heavy air feels obstructed?

See ENT: It is unusual for fluticasone to cause dryness in the nose. You need to make sure that you are aiming the spray towards the lateral side of the nose and not straight in. Consider trying other nasal steroid options. If the problem persists, see an ENT. If you were much older or have had turbinates reduced, then I would consider dryness as the issue and use saline spray instead. ...Read more

Dr. Kristin Sokol
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Can a decongestant like Mucinex (guaifenesin) and a steroid nasal spray like fluticasone taken too much over time cause loss of smell and taste?

Can a decongestant like Mucinex (guaifenesin) and a steroid nasal spray like fluticasone taken too much over time cause loss of smell and taste?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): Is not a nasal decongestant. It is same as Guaifenesin or plain Robitussin which is a mucolytic or expectorant. Chronic nasal congestion can make you lose sense of taste and smell, and likely not the medicines. ...Read more

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Can nasal spray decongestants alter sense of smell and taste? I have had a cold and now I can't smell or taste anything! My nose is no longer blocked.

Can nasal spray decongestants alter sense of smell and taste? I have had a cold and now I can't smell or taste anything! My nose is no longer blocked.

Probably the cold: The sprays and decongestants usually do not have any effect on smell and taste. Its usually the cold virus that can cause inflammation in the upper nose leading to decreased sense of smell and then decreased taste. See an ENT doctor for an evaluation. ...Read more

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From burning in the nose of nasal spray I lost my sense of smell and taste. Can the nerve heal and I get the sense back?

From burning in the nose of nasal spray I lost my sense of smell and taste. Can the nerve heal and I get the sense back?

No guarantees.: See an ENT or allergist for a thorough evaluation. Best wishes! Http://www. M.Webmd. Com/a-to-z-guides/anosmia-loss-of-smell. ...Read more

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After spraying my nose with Afrin Nasal Spray for congestion I cannot smell anything. Even the most strongest perfumes Or food?

After spraying my nose with Afrin Nasal Spray for congestion I cannot smell anything. Even the most strongest perfumes Or food?

A thought: Loss of smell (and possible cause of congestion to begin with) could implicate the presence of nasal polyps. These are growths caused by various types of inflammation and should be treated with medicine to reduce their size and restore nasopharyngeal health. An Allergist can help. ...Read more

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I have a cold, & Today I used afrin nasal spray 3 times in a row to relieve the WORST stuffy nose ever. Am I at risk For losing my sense of smell?

I have a cold, & Today I used afrin nasal spray 3 times in a row to relieve the WORST stuffy nose ever. Am I at risk For losing my sense of smell?

No you are not: You fefinitely exceeded the usual recommended dose, and try not to do it again, you can try saline nasal washes more frequently besides the decongestant nasal spray. Usually it isn't recommended to take nasal decongestants more than 3 -4 days, if your congestion persists or is recurrent, please see your doctor ...Read more

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Can zicam nasal spray really make u loose your sense of smell? If yes is it Irreversible?

Yes and? Permanent: According to the FDA warning earlier in 2009, Zicam can cause long lasting loss of sense of smell and can be permanent. Kindly avoid using it, many other remedies are available, ask your doctor ...Read more

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How to deal with loss of smell and taste from afrin nasal spray?

How to deal with loss of smell and taste from afrin nasal spray?

Avoid afrin (oxymetazoline): Avoid afrin (oxymetazoline) and drink plenty of water. Hopefully the medications side effects (if indeed caused by afrin (oxymetazoline)) will eventaully resolve, and your sense of taste and smell may come back. If this persisits, see an ear nose and throat dr. For an eval. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have lost almost all of my sense of smell since I used afrin nasal spray three months ago. What do I do?

I have lost almost all of my sense of smell since I used afrin nasal spray three months ago. What do I do?

Loss of sense smell: If you are still using afrin (oxymetazoline) or nose spray you must stop it, as it is habit forming and causes irritation to nose. You need to consult with your doctor about loss of sense of smell. ...Read more

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My aunt have lost the sense of smell since one month. Doctor have prescribed floresp nasal spray but no improvement. Is there any home remedies.

My aunt have lost the sense of smell since one month. Doctor have prescribed floresp nasal spray but no improvement. Is there any home remedies.

Loss of Smell sense: You are a Caring Niece!
Diagnosis needs to be made for right treatment.
Have your Aunt be seen by ENT Specialist for
Acute sinusitis
Influenza (flu)
• Hay fever
• Non-allergic rhinitis
• Chemical exposures insecticides or solvents
Consult a Neurologist for
Diabetes
• High BP medications
• Zinc deficiency
• Alzheimer's
• Aging
Have Treatment based upon Diagnosis ...Read more

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There is a foul smell coming from my Flonase nasal spray bottles tip. Bacteria? Shall I use it or thoroughly clean it with alcohol beforehand?

There is a foul smell coming from my Flonase nasal spray bottles tip. Bacteria? Shall I use it or thoroughly clean it with alcohol beforehand?

No, don't use it: Get a new one, fungus can grow easily on steroid sprays, keep using the saline nasal washes, if you don't improve on flonase OTC, you need to get seen, mind you read the labels carefully on how to use it ...Read more

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My nasal spray was almost empty, & I accidentally shot a big shot of pure air up my nose! It went so far in. Will I be OKAY? Could it cause embolism?

My nasal spray was almost empty, & I accidentally shot a big shot of pure air up my nose! It went so far in. Will I be OKAY? Could it cause embolism?

It is probably okay: An air embolism would not probably result from what you did, and to put it another way when someone uses a CPAP or BiPAP machine they are subjecting their respiratory system to elevated pressures and they do just fine. If you notice any persistent effects you could get them checked out at an emergency room or urgent care clinic although I highly doubt that would be necessary. Stay safe! ...Read more

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I am suffering from blocked nose for past 3 years. I'm using Otrivin nasal spray. What is the cause and permanent remedy.?

I am suffering from blocked nose for past 3 years. I'm using Otrivin nasal spray. What is the cause and permanent remedy.?

Many causes: The nasal spray that you're using is very harmful if used for more than three days. By itself over-the-counter decongestant nasal sprays can cause chronic nasal instruction by leading to an addiction such that when you stop using the spray your nose gets totally congested and blocked. Allergies, infections, anatomical blockages and many other causes lead to nasal congestion. See an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I use an nasal spray 3-4 times for 5 days because I had stuffy nose caused by sinusitis. Now it's like I have "ciggarette addiction"? How to stop this

Rebound congestion: Over the counter nasal decongestant sprays (Rhinocort Aq being an exception) can cause troubling rebound congestion and should only be used sparingly for a very short period of time. Recovery involves complete discontinuation of the spray, and waiting for the tissues of the nose to return to normal. Hopefully one of our ENT doctors will chime in if there are prescriptions available to help! ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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