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How Long For Nasacort To Unswell Nasal Pasages
Steroid nasal sprays: While steroid nasal sprays may have some activity on reducing nasal inflammation as soon as 12 hours after a single dose, they don't achieve their maximum effect for several days. If you are having nasal congestion causing a sinus headache, you may need to take an oral or intranasal decongestant or antihistamine to get more temporary relief while the steroid spray takes effect. ...Read more
Couple days: You should start to see improvement in 1-2 days and it will gradually build with continued use. By 2 weeks, efficacy should be up to 80% and by 4 weeks, nearly 100%. That's why its so important to use it regularly, because it doesn't work that great if only used intermittently "as needed.". ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I use rhinocort nasal spray when pregnant for a stuffynose? How long does it take to clear up a stuffy nose with rhinocort?
Yes: Yes you can use Rhinocort but I would have you discuss this with your obstetrician as well. Some providers are not comfortable with certain med use for their pregnant patients. Remember that a stuffy nose can linger during pregnancy because your immune system is altered when pregnant. ...Read more
Nasal steoids: 2 to 4 days to start. Give it a week to judge the effects. Use properly and consistantly. ...Read more
How long does it take for eustachion tube dysfunction from allergies to go away with antihistamines and steroid nasal sprays?
Depends: The opening depends on the patency at the nasopharyngeal area. Antihistamines by mouth do not decongest the nasopharyngeal area although nasal steroid if aimed laterally often does. The optimal decongesting effect from nasal steroid is at 5-7 day of daily use. If the problem persists, consult an allergist. ...Read more
As long as needed: Steroid nasal sprays do not cure your allergies, but prevent the allergic inflammation. Once the medicine is stopped, your symptoms will return if you are still in contact with your allergen. If you want a more permanent change in your allergies, you need to consider something like immunotherapy, or allergy shots. However, steroid nasal sprays can usually be taken safely for long periods of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc gave me mometasone furoate nasal spray due to chronic nasal congestion. Said it might take some time to start working. How long to see any benefit?
Recall concern: Fda posted a warning concerning intranasal zinc ..."while zicam also makes zinc-containing oral cold remedies, these are not subject to this warning because the development of anosmia appears to be related to the intranasal application of zinc." anosmia is the liss of smell. You should consult your physician regarding this warning. ...Read more
As long as needed : Nasal steroids are designed for use daily for people with year round allergies and can be used daily during allergy seasons, if preferred. Studies have shown no significant adverse effects from long term use, other than nasal irritation, dryness , and nosebleeds in some cases. You should see an ENT allergist or general allergist for options if you have severe allergies. ...Read more
How long does it usually take for a sinus infection to clear. And how long should you use Flonase spray?
Is Ocean Saline Nasal Spray safe to use during pregnancy for nasal congestion? And can I use it for a long period of time?
If I use afrin nasal spray as needed for nasal allergies for 3 days in a row, how long do I have to wait before it is ok to use afrin again?
Allergies: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more
5-10 days on average: Could be few days sooner or few days longer. Depends on how bad the cold was, the anatomy of your nasal passages. Things to try to make it clear up faster: steam, neti pot (salt water flushes for the nose), decongestants, sometimes trying things like Flonase or Nasonex (mometasone) can also help. ...Read more
How long after spraying Flonase is it ok to blow my nose as I want to maximize the benefit of the spray?
Answer obvious: I did a head slap on this one. Blow the nose completely just BEFORE the nasal spray. Seriously, junk in the nose gums up the drug and prevents/slows absorption (wow, I actually only realized this on reading the literature). Otherwise 1 hr is a LONG time and 30 minutes is probably plenty. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22356350 (just look at the pictures, the PEAK of the curve is FAST). ...Read more
How Flonase Works: Flonase is an anti-inflammatory nasal spray. The steroid it contains can decrease swelling of the mucosal membranes of the nose that cover the turbinates. This occurs gradually, and may start as early as a few hours after the first dose and peak around three weeks later. The turbinates themselves are made of cartilage and they do not shrink in response to medication. Surgery can reduce them. ...Read more
Depends: on the dosage, frequency, indication and response, also if you are using it right. If you used it that long you need to be supervised by a physician / ENT specialist, true that flixonase (fluticasone) is safer than other steroid nasal sprays, but needs to be monitored and rightfully prescribed, yes some patients use it that long, but again need to be medically supervised, good luck ...Read more
For years: Nasal steroid sprays are very safe. As long as you dont develop complications like bleeding, long term daily use under the supervision of your doctor is safe. Be sure to aim the tip up and out on each side to avoid trauma to nasal septum. ...Read more
Seasonally: Are you taking it for seasonal allergies? If yes, take it as prescribed during seasons when you have allergies. You don't need to take it at times of year when you don't have allergy symptoms. Rhinolast controls allergy symptoms but it doesn't cure them so if you stop it during allergy season, your allergies will come back. If you have allergies all year round, you'll need to take it all year. ...Read more
Pls advice me how long can I safely use nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray, ve used it for years now, but if stop get congestion due turbinate swelling and brain fog?
Safe for years: It is very safe to use in long term studies. Many pts end up taking this for years as well with minimal to no side effects. If looking for another long term option, then allergy shots might work well for you, and possibly lessen your need for medications. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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