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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

Dr. Kristin Sokol
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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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2 wks of ABs for sinus infection its now gone. Still very inflamed, sore and dry nose. Prescribed Beclometasone nasal spray. Right choice?

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

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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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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?

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

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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?

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?

Runny nose: 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

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I used fluticasone nasal spray caused me not to smell nose dry doc said nostrils swollen tried saltwater nose feels heavy air feels obstructed?

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

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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?

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?

Sicca syndrome?: 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

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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.

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

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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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Is it safe to use steriod eye drops for dry eyes and steriod nasal spray along with allergy pills?

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

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Burning in throat feeling of postnasal drip, ears popping and mouth dry nasal spray and omerprazole not working?

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

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Block nose for 3 years. Using nasal spray. Please advice.?

Block nose for 3 years. Using nasal spray. Please advice.?

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

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How come using nasal spray to clear my nose gives me headaches?

Referred pain: Nasal sprays can irritate the nerves in the nose and lead to pain. What is confusing is that often the pain is not felt in the nose but rather in the shoulders, neck, head and ears. This is known as referred pain. Try using an oral decongestant such as sudafed instead. ...Read more

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How do you aim your nasal spray in your nose how do you use it?

How do you aim your nasal spray in your nose how do you use it?

Nasal sprays: Nasal steroid sprays used for rhinitis should be used consistently (meaning every day). They do not work if you skip doses. Point them outward and back (like towards your ear on the same side you are spraying). Don't sniff too hard or the liquid will run down your throat. ...Read more

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How long do I have to wait after using a nasal spray for me to blow my nose?

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

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What could happen if you sprayed silver ion aerosal or nasal spray up your nose?

What could happen if you sprayed silver ion aerosal or nasal spray up your nose?

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

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Woken up at 1am due to nose stiffiness and I ran out of my nasal spray. How do I recover my lost sleep?

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

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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

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Is nasal spray suppose to burn my nose and throat?

Is nasal spray suppose to burn my nose and throat?

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

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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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If I stop using nasal spray for a month now why is my nose still stopped up now?

Nasal congestion: Not sure what nasal spray you are talking about, but if you have a chronic nasal congestion you need to have it evaluated. See an allergist and get tested to identify your triggers and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What does drixine nasal spray do to your nose when you use it for more than a year?

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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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