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How long does it take for nasonex (mometasone) to work on nasal turbinate swelling?

How long does it take for nasonex (mometasone) to work on nasal turbinate swelling?

Couple days: You should start to see improvement in 1-2 days and it will gradually build with continued use. By 2 weeks, efficacy should be up to 80% and by 4 weeks, nearly 100%. That's why its so important to use it regularly, because it doesn't work that great if only used intermittently "as needed.". ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Can anti-histamine + nasal irrigation + Cromolyn Sodium spray help reduce chronic nasal turbinate, nasopharynx inflammation & mucus membrane swelling?

Can anti-histamine + nasal irrigation + Cromolyn Sodium spray help reduce chronic nasal turbinate, nasopharynx inflammation & mucus membrane swelling?

Unlikely: They can reduce discharge, sneezing, but not congestion or inflammation, you will need anti-inflammatory medications as steroid nasal sprays, but better be directed by an ENT specialist or an Allergist/Immunologist if you have access to one, best wishes ...Read more

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If nasonex (mometasone) doesn't help fix the nasal congestion what are alternative solutions, I suffer from reduced airways resulting from middle turbinate swelling?

If nasonex (mometasone) doesn't help fix the nasal congestion what are alternative solutions, I suffer from reduced airways resulting from middle turbinate swelling?

Congestion: A nasal antihistamine added to Nasonex (mometasone) can help, antileukotrienes can help but ultimately you need to visit an allergist, get tested to determine your triggers and see if you are a candidate for allergen immunotherapy. ...Read more

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I ve no runny nose or sneezing, . Just reduced airways due chronic turbinate swelling and nasal dryness, this this mean I still ve rhinitis?

I ve no runny nose or sneezing, . Just reduced airways due chronic turbinate swelling and nasal dryness, this this mean I still ve rhinitis?

Rhinitis: Many different types of sinus disease. Sounds like you need to increase the humidity in your home and bedroom. Would also consider using salt water washes and nasal saline spray up to four times per day. ...Read more

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Pls advice me how long can I safely use nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray, ve used it for years now, but if stop get congestion due turbinate swelling and brain fog?

Pls advice me how long can I safely use nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray, ve used it for years now, but if stop get congestion due turbinate swelling and brain fog?

Safe for years: It is very safe to use in long term studies. Many pts end up taking this for years as well with minimal to no side effects. If looking for another long term option, then allergy shots might work well for you, and possibly lessen your need for medications. ...Read more

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I ve negative allergy test & no runny nose or sneezing, just reduced airways due chronic turbinate swelling, do I still ve rhinitis? Or something eles

I ve negative allergy test & no runny nose or sneezing, just reduced airways due chronic turbinate swelling, do I still ve rhinitis? Or something eles

Yes and maybe-----: Hi my dear rhino means nose it is means irritation so rhinitis you have is not b, cause of allergy. It can be because of irritants like, perfume, temp. Sensitive, medications chemicals used in and outside the house irritants have made the turbinates to be swollen. Se an e.N.T doctor. ...Read more

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I ve chronic middle+inferior turbinate swelling, possible causes pls? My CT for sinus was clear & allergy test negative, ve no runny nose /sneezing

I ve chronic middle+inferior turbinate swelling, possible causes pls? My CT for sinus was clear & allergy test negative, ve no runny nose /sneezing

Irritant: The causes of nasal congestion due to enlarged turbinates include: allergic rhinitis, sinusitis, non-allergic-irritant rhinitis from smoke, perfumes, cleaning chemicals, etc. Also hormonal changes can lead to rhinitis with nasal congestion in women. ...Read more

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Do sinus infections cause nasal turbinate to swell?

Do sinus infections cause nasal turbinate to swell?

It may: Since the nasal lining is contiguous with the sinus lining, inflammation in the sinuses can involved the nose. Nasal congestion may occur with pregnancy also. ...Read more

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When you have nasal turbinate surgery what do the doctors do?

When you have nasal turbinate surgery what do the doctors do?

Depends: Depends on the problem for which you're having the surgery. If the turbinates are too large, they remove some of the bone to open up space in the nose to make breathing easier. Plastic stents are inserted into the nasal cavity after surgery for about a week to help keep things open and are then removed by the surgeon. ...Read more

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Will I be able to ask my doctor to remove a nasal turbinate?

Will I be able to ask my doctor to remove a nasal turbinate?

Turbinate problems: Not sure why you need to ask for this, but short answer is to see an ENT. Then you can discuss your symptoms and see what treatments are available. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how one know if they have an enlarged nasal turbinate?

Can you tell me how one know if they have an enlarged nasal turbinate?

Enlarged turbinates: Enlarged turbinates can cause nasal obstruction. An ENT doctor can examine your nose and inform you of the status of your turbinates. ...Read more

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Can corticosteroids for my nasal turbinate raise my wbc?

Can corticosteroids for my nasal turbinate raise my wbc?

Yes: It usually raise the total WBC especially on the neutrophils while reducing the % of lymphocytes and eosinophils. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Flonase to shrink my nasal turbinate in my right nostril?

How long does it take for Flonase to shrink my nasal turbinate in my right nostril?

Relative: Enlarged turbinates usually are asymptomatic, if you your nose is blocked on one side, please don't self medicate, see your doctor or ENT ...Read more

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Can your doctor do in office nasal turbinate reduction?

Can your doctor do in office nasal turbinate reduction?

Turb reduction: Greetings,
In our office, we do perform inferior turbinate reductions using topical and local anesthesia. The procedure I perform is a submucosal partial inferior turbinectomy with tissue removal. The patients tolerate the procedure very well and notice a significant improvement of breathing with a reduced congestion in their nasal airway. Just yesterday (Saturday) I performed 4 procedures. ...Read more

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How can I resolve the issue to shrink my right nasal turbinate so I won't get any infections. Like what should I do I have Flonase spray?

How can I resolve the issue to shrink my right nasal turbinate so I won't get any infections. Like what should I do I have Flonase spray?

Turbinate reduction: It sounds like you have had a number of infections and someone says you have a large turbinate. Nasal steroid sprays can help decrease swollen turbinates a little, so feel free to try using this daily for a month. But if you really have turbinate hypertrophy, it may well not shrink enough to change how often you are infected. If not, you might need a surgical reduction. See an otolaryngologist/ENT ...Read more

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Can Duonase help in treating nasal turbinate hypertrophy and nasal polyps? Is duonase similar to Nasonex (mometasone)?

Can Duonase help in treating nasal turbinate hypertrophy and nasal polyps? Is duonase similar to Nasonex (mometasone)?

It may help: Topical nasal steroids may help your problem. They are all about the same. There is little difference between the efficacy and safety of Flonase and nasonex (mometasone).
I do not think turbinate hypertrophy will be much effected unless you have nasal allergy. Nasal polyposis will be more effectively treated with oral steroids. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with a swollen nasal turbinate. Taking claritin. Usually find it hard to breathe and mild dizziness, can I still exercise or is it dangerous?

Diagnosed with a swollen nasal turbinate. Taking claritin. Usually find it hard to breathe and mild dizziness, can I still exercise or is it dangerous?

Yes: Claritin alone is not going to provide any decongestion. An antihistamine with a decongestant (usually with a - d behind the name) would be more helpful but may keep you awake. You should check with your doctor re. A rx nasal spray and perhaps rule out a sinus infection. ...Read more

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Does nasal turbinate reduction endoscopic surgery reduces the sense of smell? It has to be done along with right sinus cyst removal

Usually not: However if your problem is due to an allergic issue, then the problem will likely return after weeks or months after the turbinate reduction. Consider consulting an allergist before you undergo this procedure. At the least you need a 2nd opinion from another ent. ...Read more

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Can one side of your nose being obstructed from having a nasal turbinate swollen. Cause head pressure constantly?

Can one side of your nose being obstructed from having a nasal turbinate swollen. Cause head pressure constantly?

Congestion: Nasal congestion can be from structural problems in the nasal cavities such as deviated septum or large turbinates. Inflammation from the nose from allergy, colds and sinus infection can cause or worsen congestion. Swollen turbinates can certainly cause these symptoms. It is valuable to have that confirmed by your doctor, but treatment would include using allergy nose sprays. Ie.flonase ...Read more

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Swollen inf. Nasal turbinate 1 side. Roid = headache. How long for astepro daily @ nite to work? Take claratin d at noon, klonopin. 5 mg for anxiety 2 x day. Ok to take all 3 meds together daily?

Swollen inf. Nasal turbinate 1 side. Roid = headache. How long for astepro daily @ nite to work? Take claratin d at noon, klonopin. 5 mg for anxiety 2 x day. Ok to take all 3 meds together daily?

See doc: Astepro works in 15 mins, but not all turbinate hypertrophy is due to allergy. Make sure that you aim the nozzle towards the side and not the center of the nose. It's ok to take all these together but you should find out the cause for the hypertrophy. ...Read more

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What does this mean if I have head pressure constantly, ears hurt, swollen nasal turbinate. Doctor say allergic rhinitis but meds aren't helping.

What does this mean if I have head pressure constantly, ears hurt, swollen nasal turbinate. Doctor say allergic rhinitis but meds aren't helping.

? Sinusitis: And possibly Eustachian Tube dysfunction causing middle ear problems, can all be due to rhinitis. I don't know which medications you are on, but you might need different approach. See an allergist/ENT doctor, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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Does silent reflux/acidity cause intranasal swelling or turbinate swelling?

Does silent reflux/acidity cause intranasal swelling or turbinate swelling?

Rarely, but it can.: Laryngopharyngeal reflux (LPR) or silent reflux can rarely lead to sinus disease in addition to more common symptoms. Sinus disease can in turn lead to nasal symptoms. The key is to differentiate between allergic rhinitis or hay fever and reflux-related concerns, and allergy testing can help do so. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I ve chronic swelling of middle & inferior turbinate, ve many symptoms, does use of inhalors that r given 4 asthma also reduce turbinate swelling too?

Unlikely: Unless the medications for asthma are of the nebulized form, it is highly unlikely that the asthma medications are affecting the turbinates. There is always a little deposition since the nasal and oral airways are connected, but back wash is minimal. ...Read more

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What r the possible causes of chronic inferior and middle turbinate swelling? If one has no allergies detected on skin test and r healthy otherwise

What r the possible causes of chronic inferior and middle turbinate swelling? If one has no allergies detected on skin test and r healthy otherwise

Rhinitis: About 20% of people develop rhinitis.
Rhinitis is inflammation of the nose due to overactivity of t cells in the nose. Mild irritants will increase symptoms, i.e., irritant rhinitis. In 80% of rhinitis cases there is allergic antibody production so there is an also allergic component. In the other 20% of cases no allergic antibodies are produced and symptoms are only aggravated by mild irritants. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more