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Omnaris daily, was sick with awful cold, stopped using it when I realized I was sick. Could I reinfect myself if I start using that bottle?
Steroid nasal spray: Make sure you use it right, directed away from the midline, towards ear inside the nasal cavity, don't exceed prescribed dose, that way you avoid side effects, usually dryness of the nasal septum and probably nose bleeds, helps if you irrigate nasal cavity with saline prior to use. Other side effects are rare, some are serious, others aren't, usually with long term medically unsupervised use, good luck ...Read more
No: No significant interactions between them.Get a more detailed answer ›
I catch colds often. I am told it mostly allergies that develop into cold like symptoms. It is recommended that I take omnaris + zyrtec (cetirizine). Opinions?
My 15 y/o daughter is on alvesco, omnaris, xopenex (levalbuterol) & claritan. Duo neb for flare ups. She still has frequent flare ups. What can I do to prevent it?
Discuss further: When you have recurrent "flare ups " one needs to consider multiple reasons for this. 1)right combination of medications 2) right diagnosis. 3) adherence to taking medications. 3) exposure to triggers. 4) correct technique of taking medications. 5) other causes for symptoms like heartburn you should discuss this further with your doctor. ...Read more
Can swollen adenoids cause pain in upper gums? How long will I get relief? Spraying and taking omnaris, co amoxiclav for 4 days.
No relation: I am not aware of any relation between swollen adenoids and pain in the upper gums in the research literature. ...Read more
I have been using Omnaris nasal spray for the past three months and now it is starting to burn when I use it. Should I be worried?
Yes: If it is burning after 3 months, you should check with your doctor re. A different type of nasal cortisone like Nasacort (triamcinolone) AQ. If you have dry eyes however, you may be dry nose and dry mouth as well (although you may be a little young to develop the so-called Sicca syndrome) and perhaps a nasal saline spray should be tried to relieve the burning.. ...Read more
I believe a scent or preservative in Flonase, Nasonex, (mometasone) and Omnaris triggers migraines. Is Veramyst a good alternative to these? Something else?
Yes: Veramyst has a very fine mist that is well tolerated. If it causes migraines, just stick with nasal saline, like a netty pot ...Read more
There are none...: Even the strongest opiates only "take the edge off" for people in chronic pain. Meds are only one part of dealing with the pain. A useful tool, but pain is so necessary for survival that we are not "allowed" to monkey with it much. In acute pain, the transition from miserable to less miserable can be great. In chronic pain, it's just part of the plan. ...Read more
Sometimes: Sometimes they are. For the most part, expired drugs simply lose potency once past their expiration date. There are, however, some drugs that actually become harmful if taken after they expire. As such, it is best to throw out any medications you have after a year. ...Read more
ASPRIN: Actually no one has decided on 'safest'. Asprin has been around since before you were born and unless you take too much (yes, too much of anything isn't good) most people are okay with it. If the pain it too severe for asprin you need to know what causes it. Good diagnosis is called for. See the dr. ...Read more
Applies to skin: Topical just refers to how a medication is applied. In this case to the skin and is meant to treat local skin problems. Some meds are applied to the skin but are meant to be absorbed into the body in which case we use the term "transdermal" since it is meant to pass through the skin to affect the whole body. ...Read more
Why R you depressed?: If your depression is affecting your life and/or those around you and you have trouble dealing with it or not knowing how to etc. It is very reasonable to seek help, either from a therapist, your physician/nurse, or both. Psychotherapy may be adequate for some, others may need both meds (many choices, depending on your symptoms/needs) and therapy. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more
RSD, or: Complex regional pain syndrome can be difficult to treat and each patient needs to be treated differently. Opioid medications are definitely not the first option. Consider medications that affect nerve pain most, like neuromodulators such as gabapentin. Clonidine has been found to help some as well. Stellate ganglion blocks can be diagnostic/therapeutic. Consider topical ketamine creams as well. ...Read more
Antacid: An h2 blocker (like Pepcid (famotidine) or its generic) once or twice daily, provides relief for many after about a week. If this fails, a proton pump inhibitor (ppi--like Prilosec or its generic) will often work where h2's have failed. If both fail after at least one week trial of each, see your dr or a GI dr for eval. ...Read more
Elimiron: Elmiron (pentosan) is a medication that is fda approved for ic (interstitial cystitis). The main way it works is not truly known, but it may help with coating the lining of the bladder. In ic, inflammation may be the main cause of pain. Have you seen a doctor in regards to this? Hopefully, you can get the proper testing and see if this med would work well for you. ...Read more