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How to stop ear pressure after nasal irrigation?

How to stop ear pressure after nasal irrigation?

Time: You must have gotten some water into the inner ear canal. If you have no congestion at all in the nasal passages,, then only time will help ( a few days). If you do have nasal congestion, may consider trying an OTC nasal decongestant spray for up to 4 days . If your nose is always congested, consider daily use of nasal steroid or consult an allergist. ...Read more

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Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)

Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more


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Lingering post nasal drip/white after cold for 2 months Used Antibiotics decongestant saline rinse antihistamine just began steroid spray yet persists?

Lingering post nasal drip/white after cold for 2 months Used Antibiotics decongestant saline rinse antihistamine just began steroid spray yet persists?

Partially treated: Your situation is by no means unusual Testing for a more definitive diagnosis may be worthwhile. it is not uncommon for a sinus infection to require a longer course or a different antibiotic. Sometimes oral steroids are necessary ...Read more

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Am using avamys nasal steroid spray once daily & nasal salt rinse . Can I salt wash twice a day? And how far apart from steroid use ?

Am using avamys nasal steroid spray once daily & nasal salt rinse . Can I salt wash twice a day? And how far apart from steroid use ?

Yes: Salt water nasal sprays are helpful for patients with nasal allergies and sinus disease. The thought is that the saline rinse will help "was away" some of the inflammatory mediators and improve one's nasal symptoms. Nasal saline is also a mild decongestant. ...Read more

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I used Otrivin nasal spray 5 times in two weeks.can i use more?can nasal saline spray reduces te inflammation of turbinates?is sinusoothe effective?

I used Otrivin nasal spray 5 times in two weeks.can i use more?can nasal saline spray  reduces te inflammation of turbinates?is sinusoothe effective?

Ok but: If you have used it only 5 x in 2 weeks, it'd be fine. Nasal saline sprays also reduce allergic inflammation and likely wash off some of the allergens deposited on the nose. However Otrivin is not for regular use and you may be better off with an OTC nasal steroid spray. ...Read more

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Rebound effect Zicam sinus relief nasal spray 3 days in a row?

Rebound effect Zicam sinus relief nasal spray 3 days in a row?

Beware!: Otc decongestant sprays such as zicam, afrin, etc (oxymetazoline) can definitely cause rebound congestion typically after 5 to 7 days of use. This condition is called rhinitis medicamentosa, and long-term use of such medications can be difficult to treat. For severe cases, an allergist or ENT physician can recommend weaning protocols in conjunction with proper rhinitis therapy. ...Read more

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Will using a nasal spray steroid improve a deviated septum?

Will using a nasal spray steroid improve a deviated septum?

No: Although a steroid nasal spray may help with allergic symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing it will not improved the actual anatomic problem of the deviated septum. ...Read more

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Can I use IV saline solution for nasal irrigation ?

Can I use IV saline solution for nasal irrigation ?

Absolutely: Even a higher concentration than 1n may be used. There is evidence that concentrations> 1 n may improve ciliary beat frequency which could help the nose be even cleaner. ...Read more

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Having deviated septum surg, turbinate reduc. , sinus balloon dilation. When should I stop taking otc nasal decongestants (benzedrex, etc.) ?

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

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Sprays, irrigation, amoxicillin...Nothing works! severe post nasal drip! help!

Sprays, irrigation, amoxicillin...Nothing works! severe post nasal drip! help!

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 more

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I am 12 days post op septoplasty/inferior turbinate reduction. My nose is very dry! can I use the neil med hypertonic sinus rinse or naso gel ?

I am 12 days  post op  septoplasty/inferior turbinate reduction.  My nose is very dry! can I use the neil med hypertonic sinus rinse or naso gel ?

Saline and gel okay: I tell my patients that it is okay to use saline rinse and gel after surgery. You should check with your surgeon to make sure it is okay to use in your case. http://www.rhinoplastyinseattle.com/functional-rhinoplasty/septoplasty. ...Read more

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Will using a salt water nasal spray help prevent developing a perforated septum?

Will using a salt water nasal spray help prevent developing a perforated septum?

Perforated septum: a perforated septum can occur after nasal trauma, with drug use and after surgery. Saline sprays are neither here nor there in preventing septal perforations. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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I've had sinus congestion and post-nasal drip for 2 months? Should I switch nasal steroid sprays?

I've had sinus congestion and post-nasal drip for 2 months?  Should I switch nasal steroid sprays?

See the doctor: You could try adding an antihistamine with or without a decongestant over the counter. Or, you could see your doctor to see if you have developed a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Post nasal drip, use nasal spray every day & night, sinus rinse once a week, and take mucinex (guaifenesin). Drink eight cups of water and nothings helping. Help!

Post nasal drip, use nasal spray every day & night, sinus rinse once a week, and take mucinex (guaifenesin). Drink eight cups of water and nothings helping. Help!

Seek evaluation: Chronic post nasal drip can be a sign of allergies or even chronic sinus disease. A thorough evaluation by an allergist or ENT could be very useful in identifying the trigger, so specific treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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After using walgrees saline nasal spray, i still have sinus pressure. Should i switch to afrin nasal spray? I didn't really use the nasal spray often.

After using walgrees saline nasal spray, i still have sinus pressure. Should i switch to afrin nasal spray? I didn't really use the nasal spray often.

Stay away from Afrin (oxymetazoline): Sorry about using brand names but you really want to stay from afrin, neosynephrine (phenylephrine) & similar products. They're fantastic decongestants but quickly lead to rhinitis medicamentosa which is our fancy way of saying you become addicted to them. Check out http://www.Nytimes.Com/2006/03/14/health/14spra.Html sinus pressure is expected w/common cold. Fever & sinus pain is more worrisome for sinus infxn. ...Read more

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Have a deviated nasal septum, don't want surgery.Been causing post nasal drip & bad breath for years, taking nasal spray & antihistamine. Not helping.

Reconsider : A deviated nasal septum can cause a lot of problems. My patients who have the surgery almost all wish they had it done sooner. Get in to see an ENT (maybe get a second opinion). He/she can give you more information pertinent to your case. Bad breathe and nasal drip can be a sign of sinusitis and if so, often needs antibiotics. So, a visit to a good ENT will be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Start with nasal spray or sudafed for my nasal congestion?

Start with nasal spray or sudafed for my nasal congestion?

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

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Is it possible to do jal neti ( nasal irrigation) and sutra neti ( string neti ) after septoplasty safely?

Is it possible to do jal neti ( nasal irrigation) and sutra neti ( string neti ) after septoplasty safely?

Nasal irrigation: Many doctors recommend nasal irrigation while the splints are in during the postoperative period. Once the splints are out and your surgeon tells you your septum is healed, you can continue irrigation on your surgeon's advice. ...Read more

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Can I use saline nasal spray and Flonase at same time?

Can I use saline nasal spray and Flonase at same time?

Not a good idea: You will dilute the Flonase nasal spray and it is not a good idea.Flonase is a nasal steroid which has anti inflammatory properties and delivers a certain amount of steroid dose and it does take some time to work and saline will dilute that dose ...Read more

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Nasal Saline Irrigation (Definition)

Nasal saline drops can loosen nasal secretions and make them easier ...Read more


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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more