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Herbal Treatment For Low Nasal Bridge
A good specialist: Nasal polyps and sinusitis can be treated but each treatment should be tailored to the individual. Some patients respond better than others. Generally the treatment will entail a combination of different medicines (antibiotics and/or steroids - oral or nasal). I would consult a good ENT or allergist. ...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
Rhin. Medicamentosa: Rhinitis medicamentosa is the long term result of nasal afrin dependency, in which the nose requires more frequent applications of the medication oxymetazoline to alleviate the congestion that is becoming tolerant to the drug. This condition is one of a dry, crusted nose that bleeds regularly, and the cartilage is vulnerable to deterioration and perforation. ...Read more
Nasal Stuffiness: Afrin (oxymetazoline) works wonders for stuffiness but the nose can become addicted quickly so it is advised to not use afrin (oxymetazoline) more than three days in a row. See your doc. If you have not been allergy tested that would be helpful. Diet can lead to chronic stuffiness as well. You deserve a good evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Pharmacist: We cannot recommend specific products, but there are numerous ones available. Your friendly pharmacist will help you out. Hope this clears up soon. ...Read more
I have post nasal drip. What OTC nasal spray formula/ chemical mix has been proven to be effective in limiting the drip? Thank you?
Nasal discharge: First, i would recommend an over-the-counter antihistamine. Nasal steroids can be helpful, too, but these require a prescription. There are other prescription medicines as well, like Atrovent Nasal Spray which is used for certain types of runny nose, called vasomotor rhinitis. ...Read more
Neti pots can : reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup distilled lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in a.m. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neg allergy testing, successful sinus surgery, use daily saline rinse but chronic copious thick post nasal drip for years. What are possible reasons?
Allergy?: Many sufferers of chronic sinusitis are made miserable by environmental allergens that aren't on a standard allergy screen, or show a false negative reaction. I suggest repeat testing along the way to rule out any false negatives. Surgery can affect secretions and ciliary function on a sort-term(1-3 days) basis. ...Read more
Pseudoephedrine: It's always best to limit medications used by a transplant patient. Only take a drug if truly necessary. If symptoms of nasal congestion are not linked to fever, sinus tenderness or thick drainage, the infection may be just a typical viral illness, or a "cold". These nasal congestion symptoms may be improved with the drug Pseudoephedrine - in modest doses. If symptoms persist, see a provider. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Initially, yes: If POTS is due to dehydration, or if dehydration is contributing to blood pressure instability, then IV saline is a good starting point. However, if symptoms persist despite adequate (re-)hydration, then you have to look to medications - Florinef, (fludrocortisone) Midodrine - and other interventions (compression hose - it's actually the most effective in controlling POTS symptoms but people don't like to wear them ...Read more
What is an equally effective over-the-counter alternative to the nasal spray astepro used for chronic sinus infections cost is a factor. ?
Moisture: If you want to avoid medications, try to maintain good nasal health by using saline irrigations and keeping an appropriate moisture level in the air you breathe. Unfortunately, this won't help if you have a physical issue blocking the drainage of your sinuses. Finally, make sure that the problem really is sinus-related and not another kind of headache. ...Read more
3 year history of persistent sinus drainage in 75 y/o, male, meds are warfarin and metropolol for A. Fib. . what sinus treatment is suggested.
Sinus drainage: 3 year history of persistent sinus drainage in 75 y/o, male, meds are warfarin and metropolol for A. Fib. . what sinus treatment is suggested. ANS: need you to define what you mean by sinus drainage. Which sinus? Assume in nose. At your age if you are taking about runny nose then need to know if you are taking meds for BPH. Avaibable for 2nd open now. ...Read more
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