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How Can I Avoid My Sinus Cavities Getting Stuffy
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
Different ways: A number of ways to do this. Some of the simple ones: a neti pot will help keep passages clean (which will help keep them balanced and moist), saline nose spray. I've personally used a Bacitracin ointment (a small dab just inside the nose)-it seems to help. Removing (if you can) the cause of dryness will definitely help.A forced air system is drying, try using a humidifier (but keep very clean). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Recurrent sinusitis: Assuming you have periods of complete relief between your sinus infections (meaning not a chronic lingering infection) then you likely have nasal allergies likely predisposing the problem. If you can get the allergies under control, you will significantly reduce your recurring sinus infections. If allergies are not the culprit, then try a daily regimen of nasal saline irrigations for hygiene. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not true: If you are having a tonsillectomy, i believe you can take medications such as an antihistamine or a decongestant. We often use steroids at the time of surgery as they actually have an anti-emetic effect and also impede inflammation after surgery. The best thing to do is ask you surgeon these questions. Incessant sneezing is a manifestation of allergy. Rule out a foreign body. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After I use my Qnasl and atrovent my nose tends to get more mucosy and begins to drip. I rinse my sinuses before. How can I prevent this?
Hold them for now: It may be due to nasal irritation, which can be a side effect of either medicine. You can re-introduce them one at a time, review the usage techinique, pointing backwards towards your ears away from the nasal seprum, and see if that's still causing the problem, if it is, see your doctor for re-evaluation ...Read more
My flu will come after i finish cleaning up my room. My allergy is getting worse. How to reduce my level of sinus?
Indoor allergy: Allergy symptoms related to cleaning a room may be related to dust or dander (if pet in house). The "flu" is an acute viral infection with fever, aches, etc. If the primary symptoms are nasal with congestion, itching, sneezing or nasal discharge, see an allergist. Allergy skin testing may identify an allergic trigger so avoidance measures can be done, medications used and symptoms lessened. ...Read more
Nasal sprays: You may have an allergy if it is only occuring at work. You may want to try some non-sedating anti-histamines sold over the counter - Claritin or zyrtec. A good steriod nasal spray (nasonex, flonase) as well as antihistamine nasal sprays (astepro, astelin) may be helpful as well. The nasal sprays are prescription only. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I get sinus infections all the time? Plus, I also get pollups. I had all 8 nasal cavities cleaned. This is ridiculous.
Nasal polyps recur: Anyone with a history of recurrent polyps and/or recurrent sinusitis needs to undergo allergy evaluation and testing. Sinus surgery with or without polypectomy is not a cure for sinus disease or nasal polyposis. Usually after surgery maintenance therapy with nasal anti-inflammatories like Nasonex (mometasone) or Flonase alone or with antihistamines helps reduce frequency of infection or recurrence of polyps. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Neti pots can : Reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup 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 the A.M. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
!aahhh! help! I have saline rinse trapped in my sinuses. How do I get rid of it? I had sinus surgery last week and was told to use sinus rinse 3 times a day. Now there is so much fliud trapped, i feel seasick when i stand/move. Please helpme if you
Trapped fluid: Hello, welcome to the world of post-op sinus patients. I have my patients first use a mist every 1hour for the first week. They come back for cleaning and then the irrigations begin in week 2. Expect to have fluid retained in the sinuses. After you irrigate, you will need to bend forward and turn your head from dude to side. This will remove the trapped fluid. It takes patients but improves. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can I get rid of nasal swelling, I have been getting nasal swelling everyday for about 2yrs. I get tired of speaking and i can eat and breath ?
Congestion: It's probably time to see your local ENT surgeon. The most common reason for this inferior turbinate hypertrophy on combination with a deviated septum. You should also be evaluated for the presence of polyps. I often recommend medical treatment first and then consider a procedure if the symptoms persist. ...Read more
I can't stop sniffing and having a runny nose due to a cold. I'd like to stop blowing my nose and sniffing. What can I do to help my problem?
Coryza: To reduce continual nasal drainage you could take a nasal decongestant like sudafed with or without a combined antihistamine as a drying agent. Also nasal sprays like afrin or neosynephrine can be administered for short term use. Be aware that all these measures are for short term use only. Nasal irrigations with salt water can be used long term. ...Read more
Bad breath remedy: The first thing you need to do is have a comprehensive exam and xrays completed by your dentist. This is to rule out or treat decay and gum disease which is typically the source of bad breath. At that time your dentist/hygienist can make many recommendations on ways to treat bad breath. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Breastfeed!: Breastfeeding is shown to be protective for children with a strong family history of allergies. If unable to breast feed, try a hypoallergenic formula such as "nutramigen" or "alimentum". Try to avoid introducing baby foods until 4-6 months of age; once you do, introduce them slowly. Interestingly, exposure to dogs & cats appears to reduce the risk of becoming allergic to those household pets! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
31 weeks pregnant and can't get rid of this really bad cold. Headache, blocked nose, sore throat. What can I take to help please?
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