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Do capsaicin or pepper nasal sprays to help migraines?

Do capsaicin or pepper nasal sprays to help migraines?

Possibly: Capsaicin will stimulate the pain nerves and may confuse your pain sensors. If your migraines are triggered by nasal pressure then it might work. ...Read more

Dr. Austina Cho
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Is lidociane spray different from toptical lidocaine penis spray?

Is lidociane spray different from toptical lidocaine penis spray?

LIDOCAINE: Not likely but some preps are made for skin and others are made for mucosal surfaces. ...Read more

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Does zostrix (capsaicin) or other hot-pepper creams provide relief for tn?

Does zostrix (capsaicin) or other hot-pepper creams provide relief for tn?

Hot pepper chill out: Trigeminal nerve pain? Capsacain puts the hot in chili peppers and raises our pain threshold so things don't hurt as much. Some folks have reported relief. Worth a try. More common treatments are pills and procedures. Acupuncture may help. Talk with your doc for strategies that will work best for you. Hope you're feeling better. ...Read more

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Does aloe vera nose spray help allergies?

Does aloe vera nose spray help allergies?

No: Aloe vera spray may help sooth an irritated nose but does not have any primary anti-allergy effects. ...Read more

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Is over-the-counter nasal spray addictive?

Is over-the-counter nasal spray addictive?

YES: It is the worst! if you are, you need to see an allergist to help you get over your addiction. ...Read more

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Is mupirocin nasal spray otc?

Is mupirocin nasal spray otc?

Mupiricin : Hello, mupiricin nasal is a rx medication. See your doctor for this medication. ...Read more

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Are spray tans safe?

Are spray tans safe?

Way better than sun!: If you don't inhale, spray tans are much safer than ultraviolet radiation, including from tanning beds. There is no "safe" uv radiation. Uv-a is not as dna-damaging as uv-b, but both cause skin cancer, wrinkles, and discolorations. Use spray tans and the highest spf your skin tolerates; you can be the bronze beauty and still be safe and with nice skin. Good spray tans look great, not orange! ...Read more

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Has anyone used astelin nasal spray?

Has anyone used astelin nasal spray?

Yes: I prescribe it to my patients quite often. I recommend it for patients that have allergic rhinitis and/or nasal congestion - often in conjunction with a nasal steroid spray. Together, they can work quite well for nasal symptoms of rhinitis. ...Read more

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Is flunosilide nasal spray a steroid?

Is flunosilide nasal spray a steroid?

Yes: Flunisolide is a nasal steroid spray, specifically a corticosteroid, (not the type that athletes and bodybuilders would abuse!) ...Read more

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Is drixine nasal spray similar to nasonex (mometasone)?

Is drixine nasal spray similar to nasonex (mometasone)?

Very different: Nasonex (mometasone) is a prescription nasal steroid spray to effectively treat nasal allergies in patients over 2 years old. It is the most effective treatment for nasal allergies and used on a regular basis. Drixine is available over the counter oxymetazoline, a nasal decongestant which works quickly but designed for short term use (less than 4-6 days) due to risk of rebound nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Does nasal spray contains mercury ?

Does nasal spray contains mercury ?

Which nasal sprays : Do u mean? Otc ones? Nasal steroids? The live virus influenza vaccine that is a nasal spray does not contain thimerosol (mercury). Thimerosol is used in multi-dose vial of injectable vaccine to prevent contamination & growth of bacteria or fungi. Apparently some nasal decongestants do contain thimerosol. ...Read more

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Can steroid nasal sprays cause burning mouth?

Can steroid nasal sprays cause burning mouth?

Very unlikely: The burning mouth syndrome is at best, poorly understood. Nasal steroid sprays have been in widespread use for 24 years and have not been associated with "burning mouth." if you had been using the sprays and developed the burning mouth syndrome it is most likely a coincidence. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine nasal spray still made?

By compounding: I do not think it is commercially available but can be produced by a custom compounding pharmacy if your physician feels it is an appropriate drug for you. ...Read more

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Does tinactin (tolnaftate) foot spray work?

Does tinactin (tolnaftate) foot spray work?

Lamisil (terbinafine): Tinactin (tolnaftate) and lotrimine are both fungualstatic medication so they keep it from reproducing but Lamisil is actually a fungualcidal medication, actually killing the fungus. Lamisil medication was a prescription medication 15 years ago. Spend the extra money and make progress without question. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use carrageenan/kappa- carrageenan nasal spray daily for long term? Are these sprays like decongestant nasal sprays?

Is it safe to use carrageenan/kappa- carrageenan nasal spray daily for long term? Are these sprays like decongestant nasal sprays?

Umm: It sounds like something containing a vegetable gum. If my hunch is correct then it is likely intended to keep your nose moist and not decongested. There are otc nasal decongestants which must not be used regularly beyond 5 days. However nasal antihistamine has been shown to have a nearly immediate decongestant effect and nasal steroid after a few days of continuous use. ...Read more

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Is zostrix (capsaicin) cream good for neuralgia?

Is zostrix (capsaicin) cream good for neuralgia?

Rarely: If the problem is mild and localized you can try it. The chances of benefit are small. ...Read more

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