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Easiest way to stop using phenylephrine nasal spray, and is there anything i can use to ease the transistion? My nasal passages swell close. Fyi

Easiest way to stop using phenylephrine nasal spray, and is there anything i can use to ease the transistion? My nasal passages swell close. Fyi

Steroid nasal spray: Steriod nasal sprays decrease swelling of mucus membranes in the nose. This may helf. Oral sudafed may help. It is really hard to stop afrin. See your ENT if necessary for help. ...Read more

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My nose is allergic to dust how to prevent it with filters, etc?

My nose is allergic to dust how to prevent it with filters, etc?

Dust mite covers: There are covers that one can buy that specifically seal dust mites in bedding. For cleaning, wet dust don't dry dust, use a hepa filter in the vacuum cleaner. ...Read more

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How to prevent nose swesting?

How to prevent nose swesting?

Antiperspirant.: You can try a clear antiperspirant but prolonged use may lead to acne as it may clog pores. Make sure it is cleaned offf at night and apply a retinoid to keep the pores from plugging. ...Read more

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Tips on how to use a nasal steroid correctly so it can help shrink my nasal turbinates so head pressure can leave?

Tips on how to use a nasal steroid correctly so it can help shrink my nasal turbinates so head pressure can leave?

Are you pregnant?: Oral steroids are often far more effective in reducing size of most polyps quickly, but there are relative safety concerns with pregnancy (listed here as a condition) that have to be considered case by case. Other meds like Singulair (montelukast) can be helpful in situations. Often, use of an inhaler with rubber nipple attached (nasally) more effective than typical nose spray. Don't forget thesaline irrigation ...Read more

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Should I use otrivine nasal spray and sudafed Pseudoephedrine prior to my flight to try and prevent sinus barotrauma? Will this do the trick?

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Should I use otrivine nasal spray and sudafed Pseudoephedrine prior to my flight to try and prevent sinus barotrauma? Will this do the trick?

May help: This combination may be helpful in keeping your nasal and sinus openings more patent if you have problem with nasal congestion. However without knowing whether there are other issues such as the size of the sinus openings etc, it is impossible to tell. ...Read more

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How long after spraying Flonase is it ok to blow my nose as I want to maximize the benefit of the spray?

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

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How long does it take peanut dust to settle from the air? We need the dust to fully settle so we can clean the room and prevent an allergic reaction.

How long does it take peanut dust to settle from the air?  We need the dust to fully settle so we can clean the room and prevent an allergic reaction.

What dust?: What kind of a room are you talking about. There shouldn't be dust in the air after the surfaces are cleaned, unless you're in a peanut butter factory or something. Use a basic hepafilter vacuum, clean the room surfaces with cleaning wipes, and you should be ok. ...Read more

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How to avoid reoccuring nasal congestion? And how to get rid of it once it settles in?

How to avoid reoccuring nasal congestion? And how to get rid of it once it settles in?

Depends on cause: First we need to find out what causes the nasal congestion before we can treat it. Having said that , it is likely that your problem is from allergies. Nasal steroid often works. If not, consult an allergist. ...Read more

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How to stop a blocked nose?

How to stop a blocked nose?

Treat the cause : several causes. Check with ENT to make sure no polyps or deviated nasal septum or other pathology. If everything is ruled out look for allergy or environmental causes. To learn how to treat the cause Please visit us at www.ehacstl.com ...Read more

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How far do you put the nasal steroid spray in your nose to shrink turbinates?

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How far do you put the nasal steroid spray in your nose to shrink turbinates?

Not far: but straight into your nostril directed backwards not upwards make sure not to hit the septum ...Read more

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How much water do I need to drink to thin mucus coming from the Nose and Sinuses?

How much water do I need to drink to thin mucus coming from the Nose and Sinuses?

How much water: The recommend amount of water to maintain health is up to 8 glasses of water.Not sure if that will help sinuses. Most important form of water really is increasing humidification of your surroundings such as a vaporizer/humidifier; warm compresses to your face , Hot showers should help thin some of the mucus. Last is to use nasal saline spray on a regular basis to really help loosen the congesti ...Read more

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Can you die from tonsillitis and how fast does it take tonsils to sweet to the point when they would block your airway?

Can you die from tonsillitis and how fast does it take tonsils to sweet to the point when they would block your airway?

Rarely: Only if tonsillitis leads to a peritonsillar abscess which then could rarely progress into the carotid sheath and infect the carotid artery or the jugular vein. Another scenario would be the development of a retro-pharyngeal abscess that could progress into the mediastinum and cause a fatal pneumonia. These complications of tonsillitis are rare but possible. ...Read more

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How to prevent nose veins?

How to prevent nose veins?

Nasal veins.: Nasal veins are a very common problem and there are many causes including genetics, sun exposure, stress, smoking, hormones and sometimes the cause is never known. The best ways to avoid nasal veins is to avoid things that can cause them such as un and smoking. There causes may not be avoidable such as genetics. Nasal veins can be treated by topical laser, sclerotherapy and thermolysis. ...Read more

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Im alergic to the outdoors can I open the windows? So its important to open the windows sometimes how can I do that?

Im alergic to the outdoors can I open the windows? So its important to open the windows sometimes how can I do that?

Just prepare: If allergic to outdoor allergens (pollen, mold), when exposed you likely will have to deal with symptoms of allergy. A variety of over the counter medications are available to help you deal with the consequences. However, one can choose to be immunized with allergy shots if it is important to function outdoors (law enforcement, landscaper, builder) without need for medication and side effects. ...Read more

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Can you apply rubbing alcohol directly to the forehead to reduce headache?

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Can you apply rubbing alcohol directly to the forehead to reduce headache?

Yes: But it won't help and will just dry out your skin and irritate your eyes. ...Read more

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How to cleanse my system from using meth? Or what medications to take to eliminate it instantly?

How to cleanse my system from using meth? Or  what medications to take to eliminate it instantly?

"Instantly"? Not.: There is no way to "instantly" cleanse your system from using meth. Only way is to allow your body to process this, stop using, and stay clean. Again, crystal meth anonymous is a start in getting help with this extremely dangerous and addictive substance. http://www.crystalmeth.org/ further use will continue showing up on drug screens, and can eventually kill you. I hope you hear me. ...Read more

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How to treat nasal damage and frequent nose bleeds.

How to treat nasal damage and frequent nose bleeds.

Nasal damage?: Not sure what you mean by "nasal damage". Any problems with the nose including nose bleeds should be assessed by ENT doc. ...Read more

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How is nerve block administered? And how long before able to get up and down stairs with crutches?

How is nerve block administered? And how long before able to get up and down stairs with crutches?

Surprising question: Generally the clinician who recommends a nerve block will explain what it is. There are many ways but most commonly medicine that stops conduction along the nerve is injected around the nerve. Generally, limited discomfort in the procedure. Effects of the block are often difficult to predict and usually it is being offered as a trial, at least at first. ...Read more

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