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Does Allergex Help For Sinus
Steroid nasal sprays: While steroid nasal sprays may have some activity on reducing nasal inflammation as soon as 12 hours after a single dose, they don't achieve their maximum effect for several days. If you are having nasal congestion causing a sinus headache, you may need to take an oral or intranasal decongestant or antihistamine to get more temporary relief while the steroid spray takes effect. ...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
Sinus headache after taking antihistamine for perenial allergic rhinitis.How to reduce this heafache, taking psuodophedrine for it.Please help.
Yes: There are many nasal sprays that could be helpful. Saline sprays may help flush the nose out and let the cilia of the nasal lining work more effectively. Topical nasal steroids sprays have been shown to be some of the most effective nasal allergy medicines to treat chronic sinusitis and improve nasal congestion and drainage. There are topical antihistamine proven effective as well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've used eye drops, nasal spray for dry nose, and a good allergy medication. Can you recommend anything else for me?
Perhaps: Significant nasal congestion can lead to headaches and even trigger migraines (some neurologists would disagree with this link but I have observed this in many of my patients). Saline spray may reduce the nasal congestion slightly by rinsing away the allergen and chemical mediators causing the allergic reaction if your problem is indeed allergen. Probably not enough for most people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My doctor gave me cephalexin for sinus infection and montelukast for allergies?
Is that good? Will work?
Can I take antihistamines forever to help with nasal stuffiness? Using for 1 year every day. Allergist can't detect allergen. No other option!
Will azelastine nasal spray for allergies prevent or affect ovulation? Currently prescribed it for my bad allergies and currently trying to conceive
Blocking histamine: Claritin (loratadine) is one of a group of drugs called antihistamines. These block the natural chemical histamine from binding to its receptors which then trigger your body into having an allergic reaction. So, basically, you have histamine in your system which increases when you are exposed to something you are allergic to. Claritin (loratadine) and others block that histamine from hurting you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Any alternative treatment to relax an irritated nasopharynx? Steroid sprays, allergy meds don't do anything. Sinus rinse helps a bit but just for 5min
Depends on the cause: Unlikely to be an environmental allergy with no improvement on nasal steroid or antihistamine. Potential causes of nonallergic rhinitis include infection possibly with immune deficiency, irritant sensitivity, systemic diseases such as autoimmunity, inflammatory syndromes with or without nasal polyps, medication side effect, structural abnormalities, tumor, or dental problems (to name a few). ...Read more
Avoid allergen, meds: If you know the cause of the allergic reaction, then by all means avoid it. If you need to treat it there are a variety of otc meds such as zaditor, (ketotifen) and ophcon a. Prescription help from your ophthalmologist such as Patanol is also useful and in serious cases, topical steroids can be prescribed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On nasal spray for sinusitus which is helping. HIV negative. What type and how long should I use antibiotics for sinusitis if sprays don't work?
Was prescribed an allergy nasal spray to help with buzzing in ears. How long does it usually take for this to work & can I try anything else?
Probably never: For people with plugged ears, allergy nasal spray may help and the optimal effect is reached between 5-7 days. However most buzzing or tinnitus in the absence of other inner ear involvement, would not be helped by the spray. Often the cause is unknown. Suggest you consult an ENT doctor . ...Read more
How can I reduced exercise-induced rhinitis? I take zyrtec (cetirizine) daily for allergies but it doesn't seem to help with rhinitis.
Get Singulair (montelukast): If zyrtec not helping go to your doctor and get nasal steroids and/ or singulair (montelukast), (montelukast) just keep in mind might take up to 6 weeks for singulair (montelukast) to start working, however once it works it will control symptoms of allergic rhinitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I currently use rhinocort aqua for nasal allergies, it is so expensive, and nasonex (mometasone) doesn't work for me. Any other options?
My doc prescribed me fluticasone propionate nasal spray for three months will it for rhinitis or allergic rhinitis?
Rhinitis is: Inflammation of your nasal mucosa and can be due to allergens that you breathe in eg chemicals, foods. Mold spores, dust mites, cockroaches, trees, grass or weed pollens.You will need your fluticasone here. On the other hand, the nasal mucosa can become irritated presenting as common colds- these are self limiting, about 3-10 days. Supportive treatments- rest, fluids. Antibiotics do not kill viruses! ...Read more
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