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Nasal Spray For Dry Nose
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
2 wks of ABs for sinus infection its now gone. Still very inflamed, sore and dry nose. Prescribed Beclometasone nasal spray. Right choice?
Should be fine: Yes, any steroid nose spray should help symptoms. Can also use with a salt water rinse. Do the salt water rinse first, then use nose spray - point outwards and back toward ear, use twice a day ...Read more
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
I have a dry stuffy nose & I find it hard to breathe. I've had it for a while & I have a nasal spray but it's not helping. What could be causing this?
Many reasons.: You may have an allergic condition which should be confirmed by an allergist. The reason why your nasal spray (a Rx one?) did not work may be from incorrect technique or incorrect diagnosis. You may need to get checked out for sinus infection as well. If the allergist finds significantly crooked nasal septum, he may refer you to an ENT also. ...Read more
My lips are always dry& flaky, I'm a mouth breather as my nose doesn't work properly, got told to try OTC nasal spray x2 day is that ok to do everyday?
Nasal saline: If the recommendation is nasal saline, it's a good start. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
I had a runny nose only from right side. Left nostril was dry. I had it for 1and half day. I took zyrtec and avamays nasal spray. Wats this 1sided symptm?
If it only happened for 1 1/2 days and went away, it should not be of concern. Local irritant maybe?
Only when it's chronic, a runny nose that seems to affect one side of the nose more than the other side could signal an anatomical problem, such as a spinal fluid leak. When symptoms include obstruction to air flow, other conditions, such as a deviated nasal septum, need to be considered. ...Read more
I used fluticasone nasal spray caused me not to smell nose dry doc said nostrils swollen tried saltwater nose feels heavy air feels obstructed?
See ENT: It is unusual for fluticasone to cause dryness in the nose. You need to make sure that you are aiming the spray towards the lateral side of the nose and not straight in. Consider trying other nasal steroid options. If the problem persists, see an ENT. If you were much older or have had turbinates reduced, then I would consider dryness as the issue and use saline spray instead. ...Read more
I don't usually get allergies but I've been sneezing a lot, runny nose & clear mucus & my nose feels dry for 3 days. I've dried a nasal spray causes?
Upper respiratory: Infection, most probably viral, saline nasal wash, lots of fluids and rest ...Read more
My nose and throat is getting dried up in night time. Morning I can see blood in mucus. I am using humidifier. Nasal spray. Still I am having the issue?
There is a condition in which people do not secrete enough fluid in the nose and the mouth. I hope you are not using something like an afrin (oxymetazoline) spray. Tried a saline gel spray for your nose and consider using only biotene mouthwash and toothpaste for your teeth. An artificial saliva spray may also help.
There may be other considerations as well and thus consider going to your doctor. ...Read more
Dry cough had on and off for about 4 months doctor gave me aqueous nasal spray but it still comes back. I cough that much some times it makes me sick.
More eval.: A chronic cough is hard to treat, and sometimes one nasal spray is not enough to treat it, that is if the cough is secondary to nasal alergies. See your doctor again or an allergist. You need to be evaluated for chronic sinusitis and acid reflux and asthma to rule out other causes of your cough. ...Read more
Will Patanase nasal spray thicken mucous/dry me up? What medications do you recommend for frequent nasal congestion?
Can my enlarged adenoids worsen my dry eyes? Everytime I put some kind of nasal spray my vision goes clear not blurry that it usually is cause of dry
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 it safe to use steriod eye drops for dry eyes and steriod nasal spray along with allergy pills?
No and yes: Steroid eye drop is not to be used for dry eyes. If you have already been using artificial tear regularly without benefits, there are other safer options such as plugging the duct passage to the nose (it takes no more than 5 minutes and is painless), a trial with Restasis, and more recently processed autologous serum (using your own serum). Steroid nasal spray and allergy pills are ok. ...Read more
I am using a corticosteroid nasal spray for allergies but now my tonsils feel irritated and dry. No signs of swelling. Could the spray cause it? If yes should I discontinue it? I can't get in touch with me ENT until Monday.
Sniffed too hard: 21 yo female using steroid nasal spray now with irritated dry tonsils. Nasal sprays only work well if patients use them properly. Sniffing the spray too hard/too much will cause liquid to run down throat and not go where it needs to (inside of nasal passages/sinuses). This can cause dryness. Please only a small sniff. Point the spray tip out and back (like towards ear) so not to cause irritation ...Read more
I was on prednisone and steroid inhaler for symptoms from my grass allergies and nasal spray. Finished with prednisone but now started a dry cough?
Antihitamines/nasal: You may need to take antihitamines by mouth with and without nasal steroid sprays, yoy should however follow uo with your doctor or allergist who has been treating ...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 more
Burning in throat feeling of postnasal drip, ears popping and mouth dry nasal spray and omerprazole not working?
Time 2 c ur doctor: Self medication won't help at this stage, kindly see your doctor for a better management, good luck ...Read more
Consultation needed: You should consult with an ENT who focuses on nose and sinus surgery. He will examine you in the office, possibly scope inside your nose and also may order a sinus ct. Then he will discuss your options. Possibilities include a deviated septum, large turbinates, severe allergies or nasal polyps. For more info go to www. Socalsinus. Com. ...Read more
10-15 min: I assume the spray is a decongestant. Wait at least 10-15 minutes for the medcine to "soak in". Then you can blow your nose gently. ...Read more
You shouldn't: There is no evidence to suggest that spraying any silver solution into your nose or consuming it provides any health benefits. In fact, consuming heavy metals in sufficient quantities can cause serious harms. ...Read more
Woken up at 1am due to nose stiffiness and I ran out of my nasal spray. How do I recover my lost sleep?
Lost sleep: Mix water with table salt (1 teaspoon in a glass) and spray that in your nose. You can also sniff it or snort it. Turn off your phone and computer and go back to bed. ...Read more
My nose been stop up for about 2yrs now, what can I do to help that. I use nasal spray all the time so it can help me breath. What should I do?
Addicted: To nose spray. If you use afrin (oxymetazoline) or a similar type decongestant nose spray around the clock (daily) for more than 3-4 days, your nose won't open without using the spray. Your nose has become dependent on the spray. It's hard to get off this cycle but your doctor can help, or you can go without it for a week, and going forward, only use it spairingly. ...Read more
No, but: Some people's noses are just more sensitive than others. If your nose is already irritated, then anything may cause burning. ...Read more
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
Rebound congestion: Drixine nasal spray contains oxymetazoline which is a nasal decongestant (vasoconstictor). If it is used for more than about 5-8 days in a row, some people can develop rhinitis medicamentosa which is a fancy word for rebound nasal congestion when a person tries to stop using it. The nasal congestion can be severe and difficult to treat and frequently prescription medication is needed. ...Read more
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