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Steriod nasal spray- how long does it take to work for sinus headache?

Steriod nasal spray- how long does it take to work for sinus headache?

Steroid nasal sprays: While steroid nasal sprays may have some activity on reducing nasal inflammation as soon as 12 hours after a single dose, they don't achieve their maximum effect for several days. If you are having nasal congestion causing a sinus headache, you may need to take an oral or intranasal decongestant or antihistamine to get more temporary relief while the steroid spray takes effect. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...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 was sick in 2013 with a nasty flu virus and I had a weird head pain from a headache that made my head twinge, it went away but now for the past year I have been getting sinus pain, I take nasal spray Flonase, which my primary gave me, I've done neti pot

I was sick in 2013 with a nasty flu virus and I had a weird head pain from a headache that made my head twinge, it went away but now for the past year I have been getting sinus pain, I take nasal spray Flonase, which my primary gave me, I've done neti pot

Sinus is only mild: Headache pain from sinus obstruction can be associated with acute sinusitis +/- allergic nasal inflammation that worsens with barometric pressure from weather changes. Such discomfort responds easily to decongestants and is rarely moderate or severe; in such cases look for other causes: neck strain, eye issues, variation of migraine or tension headaches, etc. A brain Ct or MRI may be indicated. ...Read more

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Experiencing a lot of pain more in my left side of my face around eyes, nose and constant headache. I suffer with sinus problems but this is worse than I had previously taken nasal spray and naproxen?

Experiencing a lot of pain more in my left side of my face around eyes, nose and constant headache. I suffer with sinus problems but this is worse than I had previously taken nasal spray and naproxen?

See a doctor: Please consult a doctor especially ENT. If you had chronic sinus problem you may have infection that requires oral antibiotics to clear sinus infection. You may need imaging of your sinuses to role out the diagnosis. Yes, sinus problem could cause pain around the eye, nose and headache. ...Read more

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I had breathing problem frm 4 days I consulted a doc n told sinusitis gavmox capsules 500mg twice a day and flomist nasal spray I am feeling the same?

I had breathing problem frm 4 days I consulted a doc n told sinusitis gavmox capsules 500mg twice a day and flomist nasal spray I am feeling the same?

Bronchospasm?: Sinus infections can cause bronchospasm which can give you shortness of breath. This can be easily treated with bronchodilator and possibly steroid inhalers so see your doctor for further eval and treatment. If your breathing problems worsen, go to the nearest ER. ...Read more

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I use an nasal spray 3-4 times for 5 days because I had stuffy nose caused by sinusitis. Now it's like I have "ciggarette addiction"? How to stop this

I use an nasal spray 3-4 times for 5 days because I had stuffy nose caused by sinusitis. Now it's like I have "ciggarette addiction"? How to stop this

Rebound congestion: Over the counter nasal decongestant sprays (Rhinocort Aq being an exception) can cause troubling rebound congestion and should only be used sparingly for a very short period of time. Recovery involves complete discontinuation of the spray, and waiting for the tissues of the nose to return to normal. Hopefully one of our ENT doctors will chime in if there are prescriptions available to help! ...Read more

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Are there any treatments to help with the discomfort of sinusitis? I have tried nasal spray with no help.

Are there any treatments to help with the discomfort of sinusitis? I have tried nasal spray with no help.

Nasal wash?: A proper treatment of the cause of sinusitis is needed. If bacterial, you may need an antibiotic. If due to allergy, treat allergy. Sinus lavage with saline solution may be helpful. Please talk to your pharmacist. ...Read more

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What do you take for over-the-counter sinus infection (no nasal spray) "I get headaches from them"?

What do you take for over-the-counter sinus infection (no nasal spray) "I get headaches from them"?

Oral meds / Neti: Nothing really works well, but for intermittent congestion you could use an oral decongestant such as phenylephrine or pseudoephedrine. Talk to your pharmacist. Could also use nasal rinses or washes (Neti pot) or a nasal saline spray. ...Read more

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Can I use xlear nasal spray whilst I am using beconase steroid nasal spray. Am suffering chronic sinusitis due to concha bullosa : (?

Can I use xlear nasal spray whilst I am using beconase steroid nasal spray. Am suffering chronic sinusitis due to concha bullosa : (?

Yes: Beconase (beclomethasone) is an intranasal steroid to suppress the inflammation in your nose and the xlear is likely a decongestant. Are you seeing an ent? If not, you might want to get those concha bullosas removed or at least consider balloon angioplasty. I would also recommend increasing the Beconase (beclomethasone) to 2 sprays to each nostril twice daily for 2 weeks. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Aleve d sinus headache with levovetirizine 5 mg because I got a bad sinus headache. Doc got me levovetirizine for post nasal drip.

Is it safe to take Aleve d sinus headache with levovetirizine 5 mg because I got a bad sinus headache. Doc got me levovetirizine for post nasal drip.

Yes it's safe: The nasal spray is an antihistamine for allergies and the aleve has a decongestant to open up the sinuses and loosen mucous. These are commonly taken together. However, given that you are taking medication for high blood pressure, you should be careful with any decongestant as they can raise your BP. Use Coricidin instead or talk to hour pharmacist. Keep a close eye on your BP. ...Read more

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I am on a fluticasone steroid nasal spray for allergy and sinusitis prevention. If I have a cold should I keep taking it or should I temporarily stop?

I am on a fluticasone steroid nasal spray for allergy and sinusitis prevention. If I have a cold should I keep taking it or should I temporarily stop?

Keep taking: Keep taking your allergy medicines throughout cold. You could even increase the dose of your nasal spray, max dose 2 sprays in each nostril twice a sat during illness ...Read more

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I’m on prednisone 30mg/day for sinusitis. Forgot to ask Dr. Whether I can continue taking ACC200, sinutab & beclomethasone nasal spray which were prescribed last week? Also. What should I look out for if infection arises while on prednisone?

I’m on prednisone 30mg/day for sinusitis. Forgot to ask Dr. Whether I can continue taking ACC200, sinutab & beclomethasone nasal spray which were prescribed last week? Also. What should I look out for if infection arises while on prednisone?

Prednisone: Generally beclomethasone spray can be eliminated while on oral prednisone, as well as other meds mentioned. Infection? Persistent discolored nasal discharge, facial pain. Afrin or similar decongestant may help keep sinus ostia open, saline irrigations help as well. No smoking, no alcohol, no particulate exposure. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip cause the tonsils to be red and some soreness? Runny nose, sinus headache, and tonsil area red and sore. Thanks :)

Can post nasal drip cause the tonsils to be red and some soreness? Runny nose, sinus headache, and tonsil area red and sore. Thanks :)

Not usually: Post-nasal drips do not affect the tonsils. With the cluster of symptoms, you need to rule out the presence of sinusitis. Absent that, acid reflux may affect the lingual tonsil (that one which sits behind your tongue and not usually visible) and occasionally the oropharyngeal tonsils if the reflux reaches as high as your mouth. See ENT. ...Read more

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I used my longtime boyfriends nasal spray today because I caught a nasty cold that he had a few days ago. What's my risk for sinus infection?

I used my longtime boyfriends nasal spray today because I caught a nasty cold that he had a few days ago. What's my risk for sinus infection?

Nasal spray: Would not use someone else's spray due to risk of
spreading infection plus the spray is meant for treatment of allergies. You should be evaluated if you think you have sinus infection or a cold ...Read more

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

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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I have reoccurring headaches around the nasal cavity with small droplet of blood when blowing nose? I also use nasal spray six times or more a day.

I have reoccurring headaches around the nasal cavity with small droplet of blood when blowing nose? I also use nasal spray six times or more a day.

Needs a specialist: From ur complaint and the short history, it looks like u've got a chronic upper airway disease affecting ur nasal cavity and ur sinuses, causing the headaches, the congestion and the need to use nassal sprays, even if u r using those over the counter, excessive use means a continuous (chronic) problem, I suggest seeing an ENT first, may be an allergist/immunologist later. ...Read more

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Can nasarel nasal spray cause sinus problems?

No: Nasarel (flunisolide) is a prescription topical corticosteroid spray used to treat allergic rhinitis & may be useful in related conditions like nasal polyps. Nasarel is one of the earliest developed topical steroid sprays. Its not used very much anymore because it causes nasal stinging. It is not a vasoconstrictor/decongestant like afrin. Continued use does not cause blockage of sinus openings. ...Read more

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Sinus blockage. I want to get rid of it so what should I try in a nasal spray?

Nasal spray/ sinuses: Your best, first step, is to use saline nasal irrigations. Twice a day for the first 5 to 7 days, then once daily there after. If you have allergies, take your doctor recommended oral medications +/- nose sprays. ...Read more

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Can I take stacker 2 or3 and use synex 12 hour nasal spray? Right now I take zyrtec for my sinus problem also.

No nasal decongestan: Be aware that over the counter nasal decongestant sprays are extremely addictive and should only be used for 3 days max. You can use zyrtec d or go to your doc and get a prescription for a steroid nasal sprays that is much better and is not habit forming. ...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


Dr. Thomas Klein
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Sinus Pain (Definition)

Sinus pain = discomfort in cavities in the head & face. This may be due to congestion or infection of the sinuses. See this article on sinus ...Read more