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Was told nasal sprays has less side effects than oral or cortisone injections, but what if I use the nasal sprays for more than 10 yrs?

Was told nasal sprays has less side effects than oral or cortisone injections, but what if I use the nasal sprays for more than 10 yrs?

Bad policy: Make the membranes inflamed and less responsive to effective repair.

Not a good idea at all.

Find out why you might need this type of help and treat the cause rather than the symptom. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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I have post nasal drip, coughing until tears roll, it is so itchy and irritating, been givin cortisone, how long does this last? Can't sleep. Feezing.

I have post nasal drip, coughing until tears roll, it is so itchy and irritating, been givin cortisone, how long does this last? Can't sleep. Feezing.

Depends: Depends on what the cause is. If these have been present for just a few days, then you may just be having a cold. If these have been present for weeks, then you need to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a nasal polyp and my ENT wants to give me a cortisone injection in it, to shrink it. Is this a good idea? Will the results last?

I have a nasal polyp and my ENT wants to give me a cortisone injection in it, to shrink it. Is this a good idea? Will the results last?

Yes: Steroids are the best way to rapidly shrink nasal polyps. Steroids are available either in nasal spray or by injection. Nasal sprays work, but can take many weeks, while the steroid injection can shrink the polyp in a few days. ...Read more

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I have had persistent sinus inflamation, sore swollen throat and night sweats for a bit over a month. 2 rounds of antibiotics & cortisone. Still sore. What can it be? I am on antihistamines and corticosteroids nasal spray right now. Weekend, so will only

I have had persistent sinus inflamation, sore swollen throat and night sweats for a bit over a month. 2 rounds of antibiotics & cortisone. Still sore. What can it be? I am on antihistamines and corticosteroids nasal spray right now. Weekend, so will only

? incomplete therapy: You might have not received the complete therapy for the condition, chronic/recurring sinusitis is at times difficult to treat, right broad-spectrum antibiotics for a good 4-8 or even 12 weeks of treatment together with steroids initially, and more important is proper diagnosis, also need to rule out causes for chronuc infection/inflammation, see a specialized allergist/Immunologist, goodluck ...Read more

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Is it safe to inject cortisone on a acne cyst located on the nose that was previously operated on (rhinoplasty)?

Is it safe to inject cortisone on a acne cyst located on the nose that was previously operated on (rhinoplasty)?

Nasal cortisone shot: Injecting cortisone for an acne cyst on the nose is safe after rhinoplasty, as long as you have healed sufficiently. Cortisone concentrations for acne injections are typically low, so that the risk of complications such as skin atrophy are minimized. If your dermatologist has any doubt about the safety of the injection, he should consult with your rhinoplasty surgeon before injecting. ...Read more

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I have a blustery red rash on my hairline and on the sides of my nose, quite sore and itchy. The pharmacy said use cortisone, is that ok?

I have a blustery red rash on my hairline and on the sides of my nose, quite sore and itchy. The pharmacy said use cortisone, is that ok?

VisualDX: Hi, it’s hard to say without a picture but there is a great app that may be able to help you get a diagnosis without being seen in person by a dermatologist. The app is called VisualDX and is one of the best, if not the best out there. Many clinicians, including myself, use it. Just snap a photo and it gives you a list of possible diagnoses. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have a large pimple or cyst next to my nose that is very very itchy and painful. Do I need a cortisone shot? Lemon juice?

I have a large pimple or cyst next to my nose that is very very itchy and painful. Do I need a cortisone shot? Lemon juice?

Pimple: Depends on what it is to know the correct treatment. A pimple if large and becomes cystic may respond to a steroid shot but there may be other less invasive treatments but first find out exactly what it is by visiting a healthcare worker, ...Read more

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Are nasal sprays safe?

Are nasal sprays safe?

Yes.: Yes, however the otc nasal decongestants can cause problems if used continuously. They cause what is termed, "rebound". People get used to the decongestant effects, and have to continue to use them. Prescription nasal sprays are much safer, if used as directed. ...Read more

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What does rynase aqua nasal spray do?

What does rynase aqua nasal spray do?

Rynase Aqua: Or rhinocort aqua, is a moisturized steroid nasal spray, used mainly to treat/control allergic/inflammatory conditions of the nasal cavity, active ingredient is budesonide, it is only a prescription strength medicine ...Read more

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What are the affects of using nasal sprays?

Opens nasal passages: Nasal sprays like afrin will temporarily open the nasal passages to make breathing easier but prolonged use will cause rebound clogging of the passsages---so only use for a short time. Saline sprays like ocean are far better for long term use. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of overusing nasal spray?

What are the dangers of overusing nasal spray?

Good question: If you are habitually using OTC nasal sprays such as neo-synephrine or afrin, you will within weeks develop what is called rhinitis medicamentosa. This is an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose in which rebound is common. That means every time you use the nasal spray, you will become worse, sometimes for a very long period of time. If steroids are being used and not helpful, see ENT. ...Read more

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Is using nasal spray every day considered safe?

Saline only: 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

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Why was nasal spray 4-way taken off the market?

Why was nasal spray 4-way taken off the market?

?: This isn't the first time, several reasons: some Novartis products were cited byFDA and recalled, others claim that OTC decongestants in general were withdrawn, unlikely. At any rate alternatives are available/other generic brands please read the labels carefully. If you really suffer and need the 4 way or other decongestant more often, you better see an ENT/Allergist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop using nasal spray?

Nasal spray: If it is otc nasal spray, see an allergist asap, if it is a prescribed nasal spray, consult an allergist about allergy shots. They may provide you with relief and minimize your dependence on medications. ...Read more

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What would be the best way to get off nasal spray?

What would be the best way to get off nasal spray?

Nasal spray: I assume you are referring to an over the counter decongestant nasal spray that is very addictive if used more than 3 days. You need to see an allergist, you probably need a medicated nasal spray to alleviate the rebound congestion you have developed, you may need oral steroids and do not touch this stuff ever again. ...Read more

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Why can't you use nasal sprays for more than 3 days?

Why can't you use nasal sprays for more than 3 days?

Nasal Sprays: Nasal sprays encompass a broad category of medications and over the counter treatments. Likely you are asking about oxymetazoline or other related medications. The medication causes the blood vessels in the nose to vasoconstrict, meaning reduce in size due to muscle contraction. The body has an autonomic system for our nasal tissues. This medication can interfere and/or cause problems with it ...Read more

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How often should you change your nasal saline spray?

Nasal saline: Change nasal saline spray every other day. Hope I helped you with your answer. ...Read more

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How to show sitter to use nasal spray the correct way?

How to show sitter to use nasal spray the correct way?

Spray laterally: The correct method of using a nasal spray is to insert the opening of the spray bottle and pointing the intranasal spray toward the eye, in other words, up and toward the side of the nose. In this manner the spray will make contact with the tissue in the lateral wall of the inside of the nasal mucosa. The spray usually should not be sprayed straight back. Incidentally, what spray are you using? ...Read more

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What to do if I took overdose of nasal spray by accident?

What to do if I took overdose of nasal spray by accident?

What kind?: And whether you exceeded the dosage or the duration? At any rate no harm done, just revert to your regular schedule, or discontinue the medicine if you're done with the recommended time, take care ...Read more

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Is there any problem to use FlUTICONE-FT nasal spray daily?

Is there any problem to use FlUTICONE-FT nasal spray daily?

NO: You can use inhaled corticosteroids 1-2 times daily depending on the dose and your primary care physician's instruction. But for the most part it is used daily not as needed. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the effects of useing nasal sprays?

Irritation: 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