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Duonase Nasal Spray For Sinusitis
Are there any treatments to help with the discomfort of sinusitis? I have tried nasal spray with no help.
My wifi went to the dr last week and was diagnosed with Sinusitis. The dr prescribed cortisone, Dasit and nasal spray. The symptoms are getting worse.
I have a nasal spray prescribed by my doctor to treat sinusitis attacks but it just tastes horrible! What can I do to pass that taste? Thanks.
Bad: Taste likely due to medication in the spray. Rinse mouth immediately after use ...Read more
I have sinusitis and my doctor gave me Biorinil (nasal spray) to use when I get attacks. But the taste brothers me! Isn't there any good tasting one?
Nose: They all taste pretty bad unfortunately. Many people get used to them, but give your doctor a call to see if he can prescribe something else. ...Read more
I had breathing problem frm 4 days I consulted a doc n told sinusitis gavmox capsules 500mg twice a day and flomist nasal spray I am feeling the same?
I use an nasal spray 3-4 times for 5 days because I had stuffy nose caused by sinusitis. Now it's like I have "ciggarette addiction"? How to stop this
Rebound congestion: Over the counter nasal decongestant sprays (Rhinocort Aq being an exception) can cause troubling rebound congestion and should only be used sparingly for a very short period of time. Recovery involves complete discontinuation of the spray, and waiting for the tissues of the nose to return to normal. Hopefully one of our ENT doctors will chime in if there are prescriptions available to help! ...Read more
I got treatment today for my nose currently healing from sinusitis. I got a new nasal spray and Zirtec. Never tried it before. Will it make me sleepy?
Can I use xlear nasal spray whilst I am using beconase steroid nasal spray. Am suffering chronic sinusitis due to concha bullosa : (?
Yes: Beconase (beclomethasone) is an intranasal steroid to suppress the inflammation in your nose and the xlear is likely a decongestant. Are you seeing an ent? If not, you might want to get those concha bullosas removed or at least consider balloon angioplasty. I would also recommend increasing the Beconase (beclomethasone) to 2 sprays to each nostril twice daily for 2 weeks. ...Read more
I am on a fluticasone steroid nasal spray for allergy and sinusitis prevention. If I have a cold should I keep taking it or should I temporarily stop?
A CT scan shows that I suffer from deviated nasal spectum´ sinusitis. They gave me zinoximor for 1week & nasal spray. I'm better now but headache..
Question: Sorry your question was cut off. Please restate your question. ...Read more
I’m on prednisone 30mg/day for sinusitis. Forgot to ask Dr. Whether I can continue taking ACC200, sinutab & beclomethasone nasal spray which were prescribed last week? Also. What should I look out for if infection arises while on prednisone?
Prednisone: Generally beclomethasone spray can be eliminated while on oral prednisone, as well as other meds mentioned. Infection? Persistent discolored nasal discharge, facial pain. Afrin or similar decongestant may help keep sinus ostia open, saline irrigations help as well. No smoking, no alcohol, no particulate exposure. ...Read more
Can nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray make you gain weight? I use it daily. 2 sprays in each nostril? I have chronic sinusitus.
The active ingredient in Nasonex nasal spray is mometasone which is the nasal steroid least absorbed into the blood stream. Also, when looking at the side effect profile of this medication, weight gain is not on the list. So it is very unlikely that Nasonex in a normal dose (such as what you are on) causes weight gain.
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I was diagnosed in late feb. With chronic viral sinusitus. For 5 weeks I have been using a neti pot two times a day plus nasal spray. I did have CT scan at that time with imflamed nasal tissue. I still have pain in my ears and a extremely loud ringing in
? allergies: I recommend allergy skin tests to see if you have underlying allergies that can cause sinus inflammation. Allergies make infections more likely. Ringing in the ears could be due to fluid behind the ear drum which is a sign of either infection or allergies. I assume the nasal spray you are using is a steroid nasal spray like Flonase which should be effective. Allergy shots may be needed. ...Read more
I get this sudden fullness/pressure in nose sometime, also I had temples/top head headache for days it starts when I wake up, come/go during day, 3 w ago diagnosed sinusitis I use nasal spray for it
ENT Doc: See an ENT doc to make sure you don't have an anatomical obstruction (like septum) that needs treatment. ...Read more
Chronic Sinusitis - surfaced works but gives a buzz. I also use nasal sprays. What else can I try to replace sudafed with?
Can I use olive leaf extract or grapefruit seed extract nasal sprays to get off Afrin rebound sinusitis?
Surgery may not help:
I am a doctor who suffered for years with sinus infections. Do the following:
1.Avoid anything cold.
3.use Sovereign Silver spray when I feel like I am getting another attack. Its safe and natural. U won't get it in Mexico : (
4.I use VICKS topically as much as I can.
5.use a humidifier at night
6.drink lots of water.
7. Saline drops 10 times a day.
8. Nasocort has lot of side effec ...Read more
I can't use decongestants so tried 2 nasal sprays for sinusitis & ETD. Flonase, Nasonex (mometasone) both resulted in horrid migraines. Is there any other option?
Bad luck: But hope still, saline nasal washes would do as good if used consistently, till you get evaluated preferably by an allergist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Rhinitis 8 yrs, IgE 867, use many antihistamines, allergy shots, nasal sprays. Sinusitis after stoppage of sneezing. How to stop all this? Is hormonal cause?
2nd opinion: I presumed you have had a workup by an allergist who has instructed you on the proper technique on the nasal spray and you have followed the instructions on avoidance measures. Have you tried Dymista or singulair (montelukast) yet? And yes, hormone can affect nasal congestion being most evident in some women during pregnancy. I would seek a 2nd opinion from another allergist if symptoms remain uncontrolled. ...Read more
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
Perhaps: Dayquil contains Acetaminophen (tylenol), phenylephrine (decongestant) and dextramethorphan (cough suppressant). There should be no interaction with saline nasal sprays, steroid nasal sprays, antihistamine nasal sprays. There would be no real reason to use a decongestant nasal spray as this would be redundant, but unlikely to be harmful. ...Read more
See allergist: It is very easy to become "addicted" to the otc nasal sprays that contain oxymetazoline that are in afrin, neosyneprhine, etc. This is called rhinitis medicamentosa. Treatment can be challenging but through prescription nasal sprays and sometimes prednisone, an allergist or ENT doctor can assist you in getting off that spray! ...Read more
YES.: Over the counter nose sprays, like afrin or neosynephrine, are damaging, inflamatory, and quite addictive. Three or 4 days, at most, with a bad cold, is ok, but beyond that, the nasal swelling 'rebounds', and we begin to use the spray more frequently, and get hooked. I start such patients on a nasal steroid spray, and a 10 day tapered course of an oral steroid, which always cures this addiction. ...Read more