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Saline (Definition)

Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or ...Read more


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Nasal inflammation saline. Good?

Nasal inflammation saline. Good?

Absolutely: One function of the nose is to trap large particles from getting into the lung. Saline irrigation of the nose restores humidity, helps clear thick secretions and crusting, also removes pollen and other substances that stick to the lining of the nose. ...Read more

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What are saline nasal sprays vs neosynepherine nose drops?

What are saline nasal sprays vs neosynepherine nose drops?

Big Difference: Saline nasal sprays are just salt water sprays. You can use saline as nasal sprays as often as you like for as long as you like. Neosynephrine nose drops, however, are decongesting nose drops. It works quite well but.....This may only be used for 3 days in a row as your nasal tissues can be physiological dependent on them (i.E you can get hooked on them). ...Read more

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Best nasal spray for post nasal drip?

Best nasal spray for post nasal drip?

No single best spray: Unfortunately, there's no single best spray for everyone in the States where HealthTap docs are located. It's even trickier to determine best spray for someone outside of States, in say UK. Saline sprays (salt water) are safe. Sinus rinses are fine as long as you don't use tap water. In States, some corticosteroid sprays are available OTC w/o prescription. Stay away from nasal decongestants sprays ...Read more

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Does nasal irrigation help chronic sinusitis?

Does nasal irrigation help chronic sinusitis?

It can: Nasal irrigation with a Neti Pot or irrigation system can be very helpful in nasal function. ...Read more

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Sprays, irrigation, amoxicillin...Nothing works! severe post nasal drip! help!

Sprays, irrigation, amoxicillin...Nothing works! severe post nasal drip! help!

Antihistamine?: If you haven't already tried an antihistamine that might be worth a try. If you've been on antibiotics, it sounds like you've already seen your doctor at least once. At this point a follow up and consideration of additional testing and/or possible ENT referral may be in order. Good luck! ...Read more

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Ocean premium saline nasal spray ok for kids?

Ocean premium saline nasal spray ok for kids?

One of many: There are many balanced nasal, saline products available. I find an ample supply of generics at the dollar store. Most are equivalent in effectiveness. ...Read more

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Does fluticasone nasal spray help with post nasal drip from allergies?

Does fluticasone nasal spray help with post nasal   drip from allergies?

Yes: If used properly it should .Discus the proper method of spraying with your doctor. The nozzle should be pointed toward the eye and not centrally. ...Read more

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Is mupirocin nasal spray otc?

Is mupirocin nasal spray otc?

Mupiricin : Hello, mupiricin nasal is a rx medication. See your doctor for this medication. ...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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Oxymetazoline nasal solution considered a antihistamine?

Oxymetazoline: No, Oxymetazoline is a decongestant. It temporarily helps with nasal congestion by constricting the local blood vessels and reducing swelling and congestion. If used more than 3 days, it can cause a rebound effect and worsen symptoms. Antihistamines are a separate class of medications. They block the effects histamine, which help reduce the watery eyes and runny nose. ...Read more

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Can I use IV saline solution for nasal irrigation ?

Can I use IV saline solution for nasal irrigation ?

Absolutely: Even a higher concentration than 1n may be used. There is evidence that concentrations> 1 n may improve ciliary beat frequency which could help the nose be even cleaner. ...Read more

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Whats nasal lavage?

Whats nasal lavage?

Nasal Rinse: Nasal lavage - is any saline based solution that you use to lavage (rinse) your nasal passage. These can be quite effective. But you should only use distilled water or cooled down boiled water to make the rinse. I recommend to all of my sinus patients. My patients like the neilmed sinus rinse but you can use any of the ones out there. ...Read more

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Could I use saline nasal spray for a runny nose?

Yes, but...: There's no harm in using a nasal saline spray. If it helps your runny nose, it's fine. ...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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Can you take saline nose spray and flonase?

Can you take saline nose spray and flonase?

Yes: If you take the Flonase about 15 to 30 minutes after the saline irrigation, that would be acceptable. You do not want to take the Flonase immediately after the saline because you would dilute the effect of the topical nasal steroid (flonase). In addition, you should not take the saline immediately after the Flonase because you would dilute the steroid. ...Read more

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Dr. Kristin Sokol
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Nasal Saline Irrigation (Definition)

Nasal saline drops can loosen nasal secretions and make them easier ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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