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I Think I Have Polyps In My Nose Will A Steroid Based Spray Remove Them
I have a question regarding sinus polyps. Have had FESS x 2 and don't want to go thru this anymore. Will steroid nose sprays do the trick? Hav
Nasal polyposis: FESS x 2, isn't truly a nice experience, I totally agree, hope you won't have to go for it any more. Polyps in the sinuses and nasal cavities can grow for a multitude of reasons, mainly chronic inflammation, which can be due to allergies, wish we know the histopathology of the removed polyps. Treating the chronic inflammation to prevent recurrence helps, but some cases tend to recur, see comment ...Read more
I have a confirmed nose bleeder, polyps and congested nose. I am on antihistamine, saline wash and steroid spray. Is that the best solution?
Only if they work: This is a very complex issue as there are many potential causes for your problem. It appears that you may have a chronic sinus infection as well. A less common condition is known as Aspirin exacerbated rhinosinusitis (often accompanied by asthma) and in which case another class of drug called leukotriene modifier may work better. You should consult an allergist to help you sort this out. ...Read more
I have large nasal polyp obstructs air. Can't take steroid spray for I am breastfeeding. Feels like sinuses are clogged. No insurance can't afford ent?
Had ess, septoplasty, and polyps removed 3 weeks ago. Have constant congestion and mucus on right nostril. Is this normal? Used sterioids and rinse.
What you're ...: Describing is not ideal but may not be abnormal. If you are able to completely clean residual mucus and blood from the nasal passages by irrigating, theoretically you should be able to breathe through both sides of you nose well. What is your surgeon telling you? Occasionally polyps will regrow after the surgery and have to be treated with oral steroids for an extended period. ...Read more
How can I get rid of nasal polyps and restore my sense of smell? I've used every spray/antihistamine under the sun, no luck
Had nasal polyp took xylometaxoline hydrochloride nasal spray. It worked polyps gone and can breathe but I get blood residue on tissue when I sneeze?
See doctor: It is highly unlikely that the kind of spray you used could have eliminated the polyps although it may work transiently to decongest your nose. When used in excess for period longer than a week, one often ends up with a very irritated nose and thus the nosebleeds. The nose gets rebound congestion when the nasal spray is stopped. See doctor to help you wean off this spray. ...Read more
My left nostril tends to bleed in cold dry weather. I have a polyp there diagnosed by ct scan. Is saline nasal spray ok to use?
Yes: Saline nasal sprays help to keep your nose moist, which prevents bleeding. If your nasal polyp starts to bleed after use, stop. Occasionally there can be a blood vessel near the surface that bleeds easily. If the symptoms are bothering you or interfering with your life, get evaluated to see if this might be the case. If so, it can be cauterized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do to use a nasal steroid spray. I feel like I'm doing it wrong everytime I use it cause I can taste it. How far do you stick it in your nose?
Do the antihistamine nose sprays and the steroid sprays lose their effectiveness over time? Should I alternate, using one type of spray each month?
Should not: These sprays should not lose their effectiveness over time. Some people need both in combination. I would suggest using the antihistamine spray and adding in the steroid spray when your symptoms are not controlled. It may take a couple of days to feel the full effect of the steroid spray. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If you use nose sprays like nasonex (mometasone) during the spring, does the steroid lower your nose's immunity and make it more likely for you to catch colds?
When to blow?: Good question. I would recommend trying not to blow if at all possible. If you must, avoid as long as you can and then make it a gentile blow. After 10 minutes, you could blow away. ...Read more
Is it possible to switch nasal steroid spray if one doesn't work for you to reduce the swelling in your nose?
Yes: There are a number of corticosteroid nasal sprays and while all should be effective, patient preference is the key to continued use and good results. If symptoms are persistent, seek care from a board certified allergist. ...Read more
Yes: Any licensed doctor can prescribe nasal steroid spray. ...Read more
Has anyone experience bad smells coming from their nose after using prescription q nasl nasal steroid spray?
Yes: Yes, one side effect of steroid nasal sprays is an alteration in smell and sometimes taste. If it's too bothersome, you might try a different steroid nasal spray, but keep in mind that they can all do it. You might just have better luck with something else, so it could be worth a try...... ...Read more
How to properly use a nasal steroid spray for a swollen nose. And why is my left nose middle septum red well the whole nose is red?
Aim away from septum: Intranasal steroid sprays are the most effective medication treatment for seasonal and year round allergies. The spray tip should be aimed "away" from the nasal septum to help decrease the risk of nose bleeds. The opposite nostril is plugged and when the sprayed, a gentle sniff in. Using a nasal steroid spray will make the nasal membranes appear red. ...Read more
How does the effectiveness of the antihistamine nose sprays compare with the steroid nose sprays for an adult with springtime allergies?
Both help: Both methods of treatment can be effective. Results vary from one individual to another. In general, steroid sprays might be considered more effective, but some individuals may not tolerate them due to nosebleeds or other effects and may respond better to the antihistamine sprays. Treatment should be individualized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How does the safety of the antihistamine nose sprays compare with the steroid sprays for an adult with springtime allergies using sprays for 3 months?
Specific to each one: Both kinds of nasal sprays contain medications designed to work in the nose with little absorption into the rest of the body. It is somewhat unfair to compare their side effects, because they have different purpose. Antihistamines stop the action of histamine, preventing swelling and production of secretions. Steroids major role is to reduce swelling (inflammation) once it has developed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes but uncommon: Yes but uncommon.Get a more detailed answer ›
Multi-prong approach: The treatment approach for allergies is avoidance of the triggering allergy, medications and allergy injections if necessary. Nasal steroid sprays are the most effective treatment. Singulair (montelukast) has about the same effectiveness as antihistamines. A board certified allergist is a great resource to provide an individualized treatment plan just for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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