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Can Normal Saline Nasal Spray Cause A Smell In Nose
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Can Ipratropium Bromide nasal spray help with post-nasal drip? No runny nose or front nasal discharge, just the drip. Not linked to allergy (per ENT)
Depends: It depends on the cause for the post-nasal drips. If the nasal drips is not linked to nasal stuffiness, sneezing, or runny nose, one needs to consider other causes (sinus infection for example). If your nose and eyes itch, it is likely from allergy which can confirmed by the history and skin testing. One can't tell whether one has an allergic problem by looking at the nose and throat alone. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had sinus problem used nose spray saline spray issue with smelling nose dry nose feels heavy nostril swollen have mucus nose not open see allergist?
Allergist or ENT: Your nasal symptoms can very well be due to the drugs you are on, lexapro, geodon (ziprasidone) or trazodone, all can cause dry mucus membranes hence dry nose, trazodone can cause nasal congestion too, when seen please mention that you're on those medicines, meanwhile, please keep using saline nasal wash liberally, for an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck, ...Read more
Or the reverse...: Quite possibly the origin of the post nasal drip is also the origin of the bad odor. Could you have a polyp in the nasal cavity that causes mucus to be secreted and puddle? Could there be a chronic infection in one of your sinus cavities? Do you have chronic congestion or discolored drainage? Certainly something to be evaluated more thoroughly. ...Read more
Can post nasal drip cause a chronic sore throat? If so, what will stop the drip? Antihistamines and nasal sprays do nothing for me.
ENT doctor: If over the counter remedies have not helped it would be prudent to see an ENT specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
Can small amount of Vaseline in nostril ( to treat dry nose/nose bleeds) cause immediate post nasal drip and hence coughing?
Not typical: That is not a typical response but not worrisome if that is occurring. You may also try a nasal gel like ChitoRhino Nasal gel for a dry, crusting nose. ...Read more
Can a nasal steroid spray + antihistamine reduce nasopharynx swelling and thick mucus plugged in the area? No surgery needed, ENT says its pollution!
Possibly: Using these medications together are an excellent measure to treat nasal allergies that can cause excess mucus production, nasal plugging, congestion, etc.. ...Read more
Could allergies irriate the tip of your nose mainly the bone? Use oceanspray nasal spray six times a day.
Sinus inf & smell: Sinus infections can definitely alter your sense of smell. First of all, with the thickening of the mucous membranes and the presence of extra thick mucous, your smell receptors in the nose don't work as well; and (2) if bacteria are present along with purulent drainage, the germs in this carry their own rather unpleasant odor. Sinus infections can also be a cause of bad breath. ...Read more
Chronic nasal congestion due to rhinitis. Are saline nasal sprays effective in the long term? Congestion will come back if stopped? Thanks.
Lots of Options: OTC non-sedating antihistamines like Allegra, Claritin, (loratadine) or Zyrtec are helpful for perennial allergic rhinitis symptoms, however the gold-standard treatment are daily intranasal steroid sprays if your symptoms are more severe. Avoidance of triggers is important as well and allergy shots are also an option. Saline sprays are useful but will not provide lasting relief used alone. See Allergist. ...Read more
Symptoms: nasal congestion and very bad smell from nose, no sinusitis but enlarged turbinates. Could surgery help eliminate the smell?
Not sure: Turbinate surgery is performed by a variety of techniques to improve breathing and I am not sure the odor would disappear. You need a nasal endoscopy to rule out an infection in the nose. If you already have had such a procedure and everything was normal and sinus disease has been ruled out, think of high reflux of gastric acid, so called LPR (laryngo-pharyngeal reflux). ...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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possible: I would discontinue the spray and see what happens. ...Read more
Can it be silent reflux? Post nasal drip and feeling like the throat (whole neck area) is expanded. Nasal spray, sinus rinse & omeprazole do not help.
Hard to say: Silent reflux in the presence of post nasal drip is more commonly associated with cough and throat irritation. Not sure what you mean by throat / neck expansion. It doesn't sound like your throat swells suddenly which would be angioedema. Another possibility is an enlarged thyroid gland. ...Read more
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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