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Duonase Nasal Spray For Sinusitis
No single best spray: Unfortunately, there's no single best spray for everyone in the States where HealthTap docs are located. It's even trickier to determine best spray for someone outside of States, in say UK. Saline sprays (salt water) are safe. Sinus rinses are fine as long as you don't use tap water. In States, some corticosteroid sprays are available OTC w/o prescription. Stay away from nasal decongestants sprays ...Read more
Not really: Fluticasone is a nasal steroids spray that works to decrease the allergic inflammation in one's nose and subsequently decreased one's nasal allergy symptoms. A decongestant, for example pseudphed, is a vaso constrictor, that shrinks blood vessel that ultimately shrinks the nasal mucosa. ...Read more
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
One or the other: Depending on the cause of post nasal drip, either azelastine or fluticasone can be beneficial for allergic or non-allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis. All can cause post nasal drip, as can a cold. Saline nasal spray or rinses are also beneficial to improve post nasal drip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Saline washes: It depends on the cause of the congestion, but saline nasal washes at least don't have side effects, unlike decongestants and antihistamines. If the saline doesn't help enough and your symptoms persist, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more
Equal: When it comes to nasal steroid sprays they are all effective and it typically becomes a "patient preference." Flonase smells like flowers and requires a doctors prescription (until spring 2015 when it goes over the counter). Nasacort (triamcinolone) is tasteless and odorless and has been available without a prescription since spring 2014. ...Read more
Can Duonase help in treating nasal turbinate hypertrophy and nasal polyps?is duonase similar to Nasonex (mometasone)?
It may help: Topical nasal steroids may help your problem. They are all about the same. There is little difference between the efficacy and safety of Flonase and nasonex (mometasone). I do not think turbinate hypertrophy will be much effected unless you have nasal allergy. Nasal polyposis will be more effectively treated with oral steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Some: If small and help avoid recurrence after surgical removal, need to investigate the cause, ...Read more
Big Difference: Saline nasal sprays are just salt water sprays. You can use saline as nasal sprays as often as you like for as long as you like. Neosynephrine nose drops, however, are decongesting nose drops. It works quite well but.....This may only be used for 3 days in a row as your nasal tissues can be physiological dependent on them (i.E you can get hooked on them). ...Read more
Antihistamine?: If you haven't already tried an antihistamine that might be worth a try. If you've been on antibiotics, it sounds like you've already seen your doctor at least once. At this point a follow up and consideration of additional testing and/or possible ENT referral may be in order. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've had sinus congestion and post-nasal drip for 2 months? Should I switch nasal steroid sprays?
Yes: This will help keep mucus thin. Better for post nasal drip(pnd) is a nasal steroid. Also sudafed if available in your part of the country otc. Should this continue then see your doctor to examine you. Could be simple allergies as well and you can use a combine antihistamine and decongestant if needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer