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Nasal Spray 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
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
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.
My sinuses keep getting swollen and give me pain (like a sinus headache). Nasal spray didn't work. Should I get a humidifier? What should I do?
Mgt/workup: Humidified air may help your symptoms. A further investigation of the underlying cause may include allergy testing and a CF sweat test. ...Read more
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
A CT scan shows that I suffer from deviated nasal spectum´ sinusitis. They gave me zinoximor for 1week & nasal spray. I'm better now but headache..
Question: Sorry your question was cut off. Please restate your question. ...Read more
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
My right ear is producing no ear wax and hurts and feels pressurized... My left ear is producing alot. I've been getting bad head aches what's going on? I have had monthly sinus infections. Another ent had me try a nasal spray and Allegra D to see if it's a
I get this sudden fullness/pressure in nose sometime, also I had temples/top head headache for days it starts when I wake up, come/go during day, 3 w ago diagnosed sinusitis I use nasal spray for it
ENT Doc: See an ENT doc to make sure you don't have an anatomical obstruction (like septum) that needs treatment. ...Read more
I have a nasal spray prescribed by my doctor to treat sinusitis attacks but it just tastes horrible! What can I do to pass that taste? Thanks.
Bad: Taste likely due to medication in the spray. Rinse mouth immediately after use ...Read more
I have sinusitis and my doctor gave me Biorinil (nasal spray) to use when I get attacks. But the taste brothers me! Isn't there any good tasting one?
Nose: They all taste pretty bad unfortunately. Many people get used to them, but give your doctor a call to see if he can prescribe something else. ...Read more
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 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
Are there any treatments to help with the discomfort of sinusitis? I have tried nasal spray with no help.
My wifi went to the dr last week and was diagnosed with Sinusitis. The dr prescribed cortisone, Dasit and nasal spray. The symptoms are getting worse.
What do you take for over-the-counter sinus infection (no nasal spray) "I get headaches from them"?
I got treatment today for my nose currently healing from sinusitis. I got a new nasal spray and Zirtec. Never tried it before. Will it make me sleepy?
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
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
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’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
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
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?
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
I heard that the nasal spray "driston" has steroids in it! Is this true!? My husband has sinus issues and uses driston a lot. Should he continue use?
No it has other: It has chemicals which can cause rebound congesion...... So practically you get hooked to the med. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
I have a slight headache, I also have a cold, I have been taking nasal spray and when I cough I get a pain and the top left side of my head?
Exam: You may be developing a sinus infection. Get examined and treated. ...Read more
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