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Can Normal Saline Nasal Spray Cause A Smell In Nose
Hi my 4yr old is on Amoxicilin for bad ear/throat inf for past 4.5 days. Temp finally normal today but nose is bleeding several times and coughing a lot at night esp. Should I cont giving cetirizine and saline nasal spray? Dr originally prescribed antihis
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Can you cause problems if you use a saline nasal spray too much? Using it on a 16mth old with chesty cough trying to clear phlegm
Maybe: I can't say I have ever seen it happen. Most parents do not do it as often as the kid needs or as vigorously as they need. Since a small kid needs the mucous debris removed to effectively use their nose, it is one of the few treatments that can make a real difference. Cold meds often thicken mucous producing a negative effect. ...Read more
Is it possible for a nonmedicated saline nasal spray to get stuck in the nasal cavity and cause of ear infection in a five-year-old?
Ear infection causes: Ear infections are caused by bacteria or viruses. Noses are full of bacteria anyway. Saline rinses away a few bacteria; if the bottle is dirty, saline may add a few bacteria to the nose, but they won't often travel to the ear because the Eustachian tube is a tiny passage, esp in children. Droplets of water sprayed in nose are only in the nose a few minutes. Squeeze bottle irrigation CAN hurt ears. ...Read more
Possible: I would discontinue the spray and see what happens. ...Read more
Have sinus. When I blow my nose with after applying saline nasal spray, blood comes out with thin white mucus. What could be causing it?
Dryness: And irritation. Try putting Vaseline in your nose covered by AYR saline nasal gelat night and try not to blow. It breaks small capillaries and that causes the bleed. ...Read more
No: It not only cause you to become very dizzy but may introduce an infection into your middle ear. Have you talked to an ENT to find out if the perforation can be repaired? ...Read more
Nasonex (mometasone) vs saline: Saline nasal spray is a non-prescription preparation that is useful to reduce nasal congestion and thin mucus. Nasonex (mometasone) is a prescription nasal anti-inflammatory (steroid) spray use alone or in combination with other nasal sprays or oral medication to treat conditions like seasonal and year-round allergies and vasomotor rhinitis. ...Read more
Salt water vs med: Nasal saline spray is a physiological salt solution which has the same salt content present in your blood. It is thus gentle enough to bathe, coat or rinse your nasal passageways without causing harm. Nasal decongestant sprays cause shrinkage of blood vessels thus reducing nasal congestion and also drying up the nose. Repeated use of decongestants is harmful to your nasal mucosal linings, avoid it! ...Read more
Yes: I often recommend it for those with significant nasal congestion due to allergies, irritants, colds, etc. It is much more helpful than most meds used for colds or congestion. ...Read more
Yes: I use it from birth forward, as long as baby needs it to clear their nasal passages. ...Read more
Possibly: Nasal saline is a mild decongestant so it may be beneficial to use in patients with ear congestion from allergies. ...Read more
Varies: Isotonic saline spray can be used several times a day to flush out offending pathogens and allergens. Saline irrigations, especially if hypertonic, should be used on an intermittent basis. ...Read more
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What's the difference between a saline nasal spray & a nasal rinse (Neti Pot)? I was told the spray will keep my nostrils moist. How? It's not a lube
Nasal saline: Spray or rinse are the same almost, different technique of introducing the saline into the nasal cavity. As for keeping it moist, yes the saline dissolves the thick mucus and secretions, thus helping the natural moisturizing mechanisms of the nasal cavity lining to function properly, hope this helps, good luck ...Read more
My saline nasal spray has benzalkonium chloride in it, will I still be able to use it daily or is that a chemical that shouldn't be used often? Thanks
Daily is fine: Benzalkonium chloride is a commonly used preservative, but sprays containing it can safely be used daily. ...Read more
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