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What is the treatment for saline nasal spray overdose?

What is the treatment for saline nasal spray overdose?

No such thing: I can't imagine an overdose of steroid nasal spray. I have some patients flush with half a liter of saline twice a day. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Is Avamys nasal spray effective to use for post nasal drip?

Is Avamys nasal spray effective to use for post nasal drip?

Depends: Yes, if allergies are triggering the post nasal drip. No if gastroesophageal reflux is triggering the post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Is azelastine and fluticasone effective for post nasal drip?

Is azelastine and fluticasone effective for post nasal drip?

One or the other: Depending on the cause of post nasal drip, either azelastine or fluticasone can be beneficial for allergic or non-allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis. All can cause post nasal drip, as can a cold. Saline nasal spray or rinses are also beneficial to improve post nasal drip. ...Read more

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Can simply saline sinus spray work for allergy headaches?

Can simply saline sinus spray work for allergy headaches?

Perhaps: Significant nasal congestion can lead to headaches and even trigger migraines (some neurologists would disagree with this link but I have observed this in many of my patients). Saline spray may reduce the nasal congestion slightly by rinsing away the allergen and chemical mediators causing the allergic reaction if your problem is indeed allergen. Probably not enough for most people. ...Read more

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Natural therapy for nasal stuffiness?

Natural therapy for nasal stuffiness?

Neti pots can : reduce nasal congestion. Mix ¼ tsp salt w 1 cup distilled lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in a.m. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more

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Is fluticasone propionate nasal spray a decongestant for your sinuses?

Is fluticasone propionate nasal spray a decongestant for your sinuses?

Not really: Fluticasone is a nasal steroids spray that works to decrease the allergic inflammation in one's nose and subsequently decreased one's nasal allergy symptoms. A decongestant, for example pseudphed, is a vaso constrictor, that shrinks blood vessel that ultimately shrinks the nasal mucosa. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for nasal polyp aside from nasal saline spray?

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Is there a treatment for nasal polyp aside from nasal saline spray?

Yes: Cortisone nasal spray may be effective as would Singulair (montelukast) depending on the mechanism causing them. However surgery may be needed if the polyps fail to resolve with medications . Saline spray may reduce the frequency of sinus infection but would not affect the polyps. ...Read more

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What is the most effective nasal spray for a stuffy nose?

Afrin (oxymetazoline): Afrin, (oxymetazoline) but it should be used with great caution for only a short period of time, 2 to4 days because of its addictive potential and the rebound phenomenon with is very common. ...Read more

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Nasacort (triamcinolone) or flonaise, what is better for treating nasal allergies?

Nasacort (triamcinolone) or flonaise, what is better for treating nasal allergies?

Roughly Equal: Either of these sprays are fine for allergies. They both work the same way. Nasacort (triamcinolone) is available over the counter which means you do not need a prescription. It is also scent and alcohol free so it is easier on the nose. Flonase is very effective, but does contain alcohol and some scent which does irritate some noses. ...Read more

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Which is better for sinusitis? Flixotide or nasonex (mometasone)?

Which is better for sinusitis? Flixotide or nasonex (mometasone)?

Steroid spray: Flixotide is fluticasone nasal spray commonly known as Flonase in the us. It and Nasonex (mometasone) are comparable in efficacy and safety and work about the same in the treatment of nasal congestion associated with sinus disease. ...Read more

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What is most effective treatment for nasal polyps and maxillary sinusitis?

What is most effective treatment for nasal polyps and maxillary sinusitis?

A good specialist: Nasal polyps and sinusitis can be treated but each treatment should be tailored to the individual. Some patients respond better than others. Generally the treatment will entail a combination of different medicines (antibiotics and/or steroids - oral or nasal). I would consult a good ENT or allergist. ...Read more

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Otc meds for a sinus headache and stuffy nose?

Otc meds for a sinus headache and stuffy nose?

Viral rhinitis: The headache may be effectively relieved by Ibuprofen and acetaminophen. Sinus and nasal congestion may be dealt with by taking otc remedies containing Pseudoephedrine or phenylephrine, with or without an antihistamine. You may have rhinosinusitis, which involves the same treatment, for the most part. These infections are almost always caused by a virus, so antibiotics are rarely indicated. ...Read more

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Which is better for nasal allergies: nasacort (triamcinolone) or flonase?

Which is better for nasal allergies: nasacort (triamcinolone) or flonase?

Equal: When it comes to nasal steroid sprays they are all effective and it typically becomes a "patient preference." Flonase smells like flowers and requires a doctors prescription (until spring 2015 when it goes over the counter). Nasacort (triamcinolone) is tasteless and odorless and has been available without a prescription since spring 2014. ...Read more

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Is nasal endoscopy effective for sinus infections?

Is nasal endoscopy effective for sinus infections?

Helps the diagnosis: Nasal endoscopy helps in the diagnosis of sinus infections. It is not a treatment for infections. Infections are treated with antibiotics, mucus thinners, decongestants, saline sprays and occasionally steroid sprays. ...Read more

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I use reactine and claritan for allergies. Would nasal spray be useful o only for sinus symptoms?

I use reactine and claritan for allergies. Would nasal spray be useful o only for sinus symptoms?

Yes: There are many nasal sprays that could be helpful. Saline sprays may help flush the nose out and let the cilia of the nasal lining work more effectively. Topical nasal steroids sprays have been shown to be some of the most effective nasal allergy medicines to treat chronic sinusitis and improve nasal congestion and drainage. There are topical antihistamine proven effective as well. ...Read more

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Migraine Headaches (Definition)

Migraine headaches are a common condition that often include a headache with throbbing, pulsing pain, blurriness of vision, nausea, and sensitivity to light. They ...Read more


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Migraine (Definition)

A type of headache that is associated with throbbing localized pain and usually causes light ...Read more