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Has anyone ever used salt water nasal spray?

Has anyone ever used salt water nasal spray?

Yes: Millions use some form of saline (salt water) spray through out the world. ...Read more

Dr. Kristin Sokol
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My nose is only dry on the right side I try nasal spray even wetting the inside with water and when I look inside my nose it seems as if it's swollen?

My nose is only dry on the right side I try nasal spray even wetting the inside with water and when I look inside my nose it seems as if it's swollen?

Swollen, dry nose: Greetings. The dryness inside your nose may be due to rhinitis and your inner nasal anatomy. A deviated nasal septum, turbinate enlargement or even a subtle bacterial overgrowth in the front of your nose could be responsible for your troubles. Saline nasal spray and an OTC topical nasal gel may help. It may be worth a trip to see your ENT doctor to have a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to fix a stuffy nose without nasal spray or salt water or anything?

Can someone tell me how to fix a stuffy nose without nasal spray or salt water or anything?

It depends: Try breathe rite strips like the football players wear. They provide quite a bit of opening of the nasal canal if worn properly. However, you should try to find the cause if it is chronic, whether allergy, infection, or anatomy. ...Read more

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Do you have any more tips how to cure a acute blocked nose (or just get a momentary relief) without using nasal spray or warm salty water?

Do you have any more tips how to cure a acute blocked nose (or just get a momentary relief) without using nasal spray or warm salty water?

Steam: If you heat water in a pan until it is steaming. Place a towel over your head and (keeping your face away from the pot), allow the steam to go through your nostrils. Do not burn yourself. If you want a less risky option, try taking a hot shower and allowing the steam to build up. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a saline nasal spray and salt water?

What is the difference between a saline nasal spray and salt water?

Same principle: Saline nasal spray is salty but more diluted, in salt water concentration is different and you can customize it by increasing salt, which isn't recommended, would be much irritating ...Read more

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Will using a salt water nasal spray help prevent developing a perforated septum?

Will using a salt water nasal spray help prevent developing a perforated septum?

Perforated septum: A perforated septum can occur after nasal trauma, with drug use and after surgery. Saline sprays are neither here nor there in preventing septal perforations. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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Post nasal drip, use nasal spray every day & night, sinus rinse once a week, and take mucinex (guaifenesin). Drink eight cups of water and nothings helping. Help!

Post nasal drip, use nasal spray every day & night, sinus rinse once a week, and take mucinex (guaifenesin). Drink eight cups of water and nothings helping. Help!

Seek evaluation: Chronic post nasal drip can be a sign of allergies or even chronic sinus disease. A thorough evaluation by an allergist or ENT could be very useful in identifying the trigger, so specific treatment can be recommended. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a salt water nasal spray clean out your sinuses with hay fever allergies?

Is it safe to use a salt water nasal spray clean out your sinuses with hay fever allergies?

Yes: That is the lowest level of intervention you can take, so is good to start there. May have continued help even if need to add medication to it later. ...Read more

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Does afrin nasal spray work as good as nasonex (mometasone)?

Does afrin nasal spray work as good as nasonex (mometasone)?

Apples & oranges: Afrin works to reduce blood flow to nasals tissue, leading to reduced swelling. It is used to treat congestion from colds, allergies, etc. Nasonex (mometasone) prevents only symptoms of allergy, such as congestion, but also sneezing, itching, and drainage. Both are very effective, but used for different indications. Use afrin for only a few days at a time, as your nose may literally get addicted to it. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will my dependence on nasal spray last after I stopped using it for good?

Can someone tell me how long will my dependence on nasal spray last after I stopped using it for good?

Nasal spray: I assume you are talking about an over the counter decongestant nasal spray? The effect will usually wear off in a few weeks. Prescription nasal sprays on the other hand do not cause dependence but your nasal symptoms will recur if you stop it. ...Read more

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Is the flu nasal spray just as good as the flu shot? I am afraid of needles. Can I get the nasal spray instead and is it as effective? .

Is the flu nasal spray just as good as the flu shot? I am afraid of needles. Can I get the nasal spray instead and is it as effective? .

Yes: Most studies indicate that both types of flu vaccinations are equivalent, and some studies indicate that the nasal version might actually provide better protection. ...Read more

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Is the flu nasal spray just as good as the flu shot? I am afraid of needles. Can I get the nasal spray instead and is it as effective? .

Is the flu nasal spray just as good as the flu shot? I am afraid of needles. Can I get the nasal spray instead and is it as effective? .

Not in 2017: The effectiveness of the nasal mist is so bad for 2017 that many clinics & physicians will not even stock it. The injection is not perfect but has better effectiveness for 2017. The nasal mist also relies on causing a mild inflammation in your lungs to enter your blood & start working. This is why it is avoided in small kids, the elderly and anyone with asthma. ...Read more

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What are good ways for me to fix a dry nose and sinuses besides saline nasal spray?

What are good ways for me to fix a dry nose and sinuses besides saline nasal spray?

Hydration: Drinking plenty of fluids and a humidifier can help. Also, nasal saline irrigations and topical gels can also help. ...Read more

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Is there a nasal spray off the shelf that's good for morning sinus headache from running the dry heat? I'll be running a humidifier also.

Is there a nasal spray off the shelf that's good for morning sinus headache from running the dry heat? I'll be running a humidifier also.

Saline: A saline spray would likely help a nose which gets too dry. Nasal gel may do the same. Running a humidifier at night (be sure not to exceed 50% relative humidity) may also be helpful. However the cause for your headaches may not necessarily from the dry heat alone. ...Read more

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I have high blood pressure. Very congested nasal passage. I use mass-produced nasal spray daily. Coricidin HP does me no good. What should I use?

I have high blood pressure. Very congested nasal passage. I use mass-produced nasal spray daily. Coricidin HP does me no good. What should I use?

Get off of the spray: If you are using anything other than a nasal steroid or saline, you may have what's called rhinitis medicamentosa which may cause long-term damages to the nasal tissue. To wean you off the spray, you may need even a short-course of oral cortisone. If the symptoms recur after you have recovered, then consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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I've used eye drops, nasal spray for dry nose, and a good allergy medication. Can you recommend anything else for me?

I've used eye drops, nasal spray for dry nose, and a good allergy medication. Can you recommend anything else for me?

Symptoms?: What are your symptoms? Sounds like you are trying to treat allergies. Some of what you are doing may be exacerbating your symptoms if they are dry burning irritated eyes. ...Read more

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The nasal spray expired 4 years ago. Would it still be safe to use?

The nasal spray expired 4 years ago. Would it still be safe to use?

Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more

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What are the long-term side effects of nasal spray?

What are the long-term side effects of nasal spray?

Nasal spray: Depends on what is being sprayed. Saline none. Nasal decongestants should not be used more than 2 or 3 days at a time or else worsening or more congestion may develop. Nasal steroids safe for long term use. ...Read more

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What is the best nasal spray to help with a bunged up nose?

Afrin (oxymetazoline: When used for short time frames, 3-5 days, it is very effective. Longer use causes rebound congestion that is quite problematic. ...Read more

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What is the difference between nasal spray and saline drops?

What is the difference between nasal spray and saline drops?

Similar: Saline (salt water) can be administered into the nose many ways. Saline nasal sprays produce a fine mist, while drops are larger. Sometimes, nasal rinse with a neti pot or nasal sinus rinse in larger volumes to rinse out the nasal cavity is useful. An allergist or ENT can assist in the type of nasal spray/treatment most effective for each individual. ...Read more

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Can you use synex 12 hour nasal spray and stacker 3 with chitosan?

Can you use synex 12 hour nasal spray and stacker 3 with chitosan?

Yes, but why?: Why are you using supplements that you don't know what's in them, have never been tested, and have never been proven to help you with anything? Why waste your money, the only thing that will happen is that your wallet with shrink. Don't get your medical information from friends, tv or the internet. ...Read more

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What is the difference between sinex nasal spray and sinex nasal mist?

What is the difference between sinex nasal spray and sinex nasal mist?

Ingredients: The ultra fine mist contains oxymetazoline and the spray contains phenylephrine. These can cause rebound nasal congestion (Rhinitis Medicamentosa) if used more than 3 days. ...Read more

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What to do if I used astepro nasal spray past the expiration date which was in 2011?

What to do if I used astepro nasal spray past the expiration date which was in 2011?

Discontinue use: If you develop any symptoms, have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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What can I do for stopped up sinuses other than nasal spray?

Stopped Up Sinuses: Nasal sprays are the most effective treatment for stopped up sinuses, commonly nasal steroid sprays and antihistamines. Saline flushes may also be helpful. If they are not working well, consider allergies or an anatomic problem. Sometimes, just lying down may lead to nasal congestion. Lots of causes: http://www. Twinlakesent. Com/sinus_disease. Html. ...Read more

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What side effects can you experience using omnaris nasal spray?

What side effects can you experience using omnaris nasal spray?

Steroid nasal spray: Make sure you use it right, directed away from the midline, towards ear inside the nasal cavity, don't exceed prescribed dose, that way you avoid side effects, usually dryness of the nasal septum and probably nose bleeds, helps if you irrigate nasal cavity with saline prior to use. Other side effects are rare, some are serious, others aren't, usually with long term medically unsupervised use, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more