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Decongestant Sinus Medication
Sinus air filters: Your sinuses are air filtering chambers, they are behind your cheekbones and behind your forehead and nose. They filter the air that you breathe in and remove allergens. Sometimes when people have allergies or infection the sinuses get very congested. Decongestants are medications that can decrease the congestion in the sinuses. ...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
2 answers: First, consider that sinus congestion, which is often viral and (non-infectious) post-viral inflammation, takes time to get better. Second, if you're getting worse, develop fever, express pus (often greenish) from you nose, or have progressive facial pain, there may be superimposed bacterial infection requiring an antibiotic. See your doctor. ...Read more
Oral or spray?: If you are using a nasal spray, this can develop into a rebound congestion called rhinitis medicamentosa. This suggest the use of the med, it wears off and the nose tissue swells again Develops after about one week of usage. The treatment is going without the decongestant. If this is an oral pill see the doctor for further advice. Your doctor can provide info on both. ...Read more
I've been getting sinus headaches for over a week now. Decongestants work for a few hours but nothing really works what shall I do now???
Is Mucosolvan 75 tablets a decongestant? If yes does it decongest the mucous formed in the sinus areas? And how are they exerted from the body?
What's the best decongestant for head pressure? My head has been hurting for a week and I do not have any sinus symptoms except for the head pressure
Need diagnosis: Although headache may be associated with sinusitis, there are more important symptoms associated with rhino-sinusitis. These are yellow-green nasal discharge, fullness, or pressure in the face, pain between the eyes and post-nasal drainage. Headache as an isolated symptom is not commonly caused by a sinus infection. The gold standard to make a diagnosis of sinusitis is a cat scan of sinuses. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Chronic infection or uveruse? Got sinus infect 6 week ago, started using OTC decongestant sprays. Congestion and infection symptoms keep getting worse
Could be both: If your sinus symptoms are from infection, you may still have a smoldering sinus infection. However, your symptoms may now be due to rhinitis medicamentosa, a condition caused by prolonged over use of nasal decongestant type medications. You need to visit your doctor and stop using the nasal medications. ...Read more
I have a severe sinus infection am takin amoxicillan a decongestant and ibprofen for the swellin should I also take an antihistamin?
No: Decongestants reduce the swelling in the nose, but do not clear out the sinuses to the point of changing ct results. Other pathologies will be completely unaffected. ...Read more
Can you take a decongestant when taking prednisone 20mg ( 2perday for 5days) like mucinex: d ? I was prescribed prednisone for sinus infection
Preferably not: Mucinex (guaifenesin) d contains Guaifenesin Pseudoephedrine 120mg which can raise blood pressure, make you jittery, "hyper" and cause heartburn and constipation. Prednisone 40 mg may worsen the side effects, like high blood pressure, thyroid problem or diabetes. You should rinse y our nose with saline and use a nasal decongestant like oxymetazoline (afrin) for 5 days. Guaifenesin may help (mucinex (guaifenesin) without d). ...Read more
Could u have a sinus infection? Have thick yellowish brown sputum coming out my nose and when i cough is it an infection. Decongestants not helping
Is it safe to take an antihistamine and a decongestant everyday to help combat chronic sinus infections?
In general, yes: Improving nasal function will decrease the incidence and severity of sinusitis. If you are allergic and congested then a combination of an antihistamine decongestant can be of help. So can intranasal steroids and other measures. If you have recurrent infections an allergy evaluation and a good ENT evaluation can be of great benefit. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have sinus pressure and congestion, foggy headed and slightly dizzy alot.I avoid decongestants because of blood pressure issues.What else can I use?
Nasal products: If you have poorly controlled high bp, you are right to avoid decongestants containing Ephedrine or pseudoephedrine. You can safely use anti-histamines (eg loratidine). You can also use nasal steroids or nasal saline rinse. If your BP is well-controlled, short term use of the full range of decongestants is probably fine. ...Read more
Having deviated septum surg, turbinate reduc. , sinus balloon dilation. When should I stop taking otc nasal decongestants (benzedrex, etc.) ?
Nasal surgery : You should ask these questions to your surgeon as she/he may have particular preferences. Hopefully, you have not been using topical nasal decongestant sprays, as they should not be used long term and not before nasal surgery. Oral decongestants can be taken up to the day of surgery, if needed. ...Read more
Sinus issues for months. Ige, cbc, wbc, sinus xray normal. Have tried decongestant, sinus rinse, steroid spray, antihistamine. Now what?
Told take decongestant for URI w/ sinus infection & laryngitis. Won't it make the laryngitis worse? Saw ENT & no vocal cord issues but got prednisone.
Likely safe, but...: Seems like you have already been seen by at least one physician and maybe more than one.The best time to ask questions about med recommendations and review concerns is with the physician prescribing the treatment.So i would contact your physician mainly. In general using decongestants may be helpful, or may not. Studies are not impressive. Hydrate, avoid smoke, consider saline irrigation.Talk to doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have lost my sense of smell for almost 2 years, how can I get it back? I have been on antibiotics every few weeks, i take dulera inhaler, veramist nasal spray, allegra and a decongestant every day. I started to take 3 types of homeopathic meds from sinu
Your : Your olfactory nerves may be permanently damaged. You need to be evaluated by an ent. Go to www.Entnet.Org to find an ENT near you. ...Read more
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