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Herbal Treatment For Irritation Inside The Nose
Use the medicine avamys for 2 months, affect the defenses of my nose? Which the action of this remedy in the nasal passages?
Topical steroid: Avamys is fluticasone furoate. In the us veramyst contains the same topical corticosteroid. Corticosteroids are anti-inflammatory. They do no have the same effects or side-effects associated with androgens, muscle-building drugs commonly referred to as "steroids". Avamys helps control the allergic reaction at many points. Side-effects - pain, bleeding - are due to the irritation of the jet spray. ...Read more
Can nerve related problems around nasal area cause irritation, dryness and congestion in lining of the nose? And please advice what may be the cure
My 'friend' has a skin infection at the base of his penis on the underside. Any OTC treatments for this?
Time to see a doc...: Infections around the genitals can be bacterial (something like folliculitis) or viral (like herpes). Both are treatable with the right medication - and both respond better to meds the sooner you start on the medication - but the only way to know is to see a doctor. Have your 'friend' see them soon! best of luck! ...Read more
Changing seasons bring running nose and sneezing. What will be the cause for the same? What will be the treatment for permanent cure of it?
Allergic rhinitis : More specifically seasonal allergies in this case. Identification and avoidance of the triggers is the best treatment, but not feasible for most of humanity. Non-sedating oral and intra-nasal anti-histamines, intra-nasal glucocorticoids, are the mainstay of therapy. Immunotherapy by an immunologist is your best bet at a true cure. Seasonal migration if covered by your health plan. ...Read more
Dry eye.: The initial therapy of dry eye usually involves using artificial tears ( preservative free). Your medications you take by mouth may worsen dry eye . If you have dry eyes and dry mouth and arthritis you may have an underlying autoimmune disorder. Warm compresses can help. Omega 3 fatty acids fish oil / flaxseed oil orally can help. Restasis eye drops or punctal plugs can help too ...Read more
Is the use of petrolleum jelly safe inside the nose in case of perennial allergic rhinitis for prevention for dryness and allergen entry in the nose ?
Is there any possibility that ingredients of nasal sprays go into the eyes and cause problem? Like when eye drops drain into nose and throat?
Eye/nose connection: Eye drops drain with gravity down the lacrimal ducts into the nose. Ear drops thru Eustachian tubes also drain with gravity into the nose. Nasal drops and aerosols can't work up into the eye (or ear) against gravity like your home plumbing - it's one way. However, a bone defect between nose and orbit (like from fracture or surgery) can cause air or medication from nose into orbit around eye. ...Read more
What is the best remedy for white heads on the nose and cheek (near the eyes ) . Good medicine or home remedy? Is better?
Cleanser: I would start with a gentle cleanser like cetaphil. Use that daily for a month and see if you notice an improvement. After that i might try an over the counter cream which contains a drug called benzoyl peroxide. If those things do not work then discuss with your doctor. Sometimes prescription creams or even oral medications can help. ...Read more
What could be the reasons for (and remedies to clear up) dry, painful scabbing inside the nostrils?
Many: Dry nose and scabbing can be due to excessive picking at nose, allergies, bacterial infections, and others. Avoid picking the nose, use saline nasal sprays, humidification, a small amount of vaseline in the nose and consider the use of intranasal antibiotics. You may need to see your pcp or ENT for evaluation. Humidification, humidification, humidification is the answer. Lots of saline spray! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is wet cupping therapy or medicinal bleeding effective for the treatment of nasal allergy and asthma?
No: Bleeding was prevalent among some practitioners in the us in the late 1700's and early 1800's but abandoned.Cupping was often used with respiratory illnesses until the early 1940's. It is still used occasionally by non- physicians. There is no proven medical benefit for either and significant patient injury is an occasional complication. ...Read more
Whats the most effective treatment to itching and ance in skin of external anal? ,whats the effect of vaseline on it?!
Depends on cause: I would encourage you to have an inspection by a physician. Itching could be an allergic reaction, a hygiene issue, hemorrhoids or other GI problem including infection. Vaseline is generally safe as it hydrates the skin and is non-reactive. Consider using wet wipes after having a bowel movement. If you have acne nearby, consider over the counter washes. ...Read more
What is the best cream to apply on a dry red nose after blowing and wiping it because of a cold? Is vaseline good for the relief from irritation?
Several options: Vaseline is not a bad choice, but it basically just provides a barrier. Can also consider zinc oxide or an otc Hydrocortisone cream. Generally things will improve within a little time after the runny, stuffy nose resolves. Consider also a nasal decongestant to reduce the need to blow and wipe your nose. ...Read more
Itchy and reddening of the skin of the penis(outer), what are the reasons and remedy for this? Is it a fungal infection?
Balanitis: Inflammation of the glans penis is called balanitis. It's more common w/uncircumcised males & depending on cause may be associated w/systemic complaints like joint pain, mouth sores, swollen glands & feeling overall 'bad'. Most commonly due to candida but as well from gc or syphilis, hpv, herpes infection, streptrichomonas, gardnerella, autoimmune diseases, contact dermatitis and other skin dis'. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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