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Saline Nasal Medication
Is inflammation of the nasal septum lining treated with medication or will saline rinses be the best?
Nasal sprays: Inflammation of the nasal mucosa or lining is best treated with a topical nasal steroid spray like flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) etc. These nasal steroid sprays take some time (months) to work and should be used every day, not just for a week or two. Additionally, nasal saline sprays will help by keeping the nasal lining moist because dryness can cause more inflammation. Think about a humidifier at night. ...Read more
Is it okay if I use a saline solution for nasal congestion while I am on benzonatate ? The medication said may cause nasal congestion.
Saline nasal allergy spray called asteoto. it's main ingredient is azelastine hcl. could that show up on my drug test?
No, but sedating: Tons of meds cause false-positive results in drug tests. It depends on the actual testing reagents. Here's just one ex: http://www.pharmacologyweekly.com/articles/drug-classes-cause-false-positive-urine-drug-screen. Be honest reporting all meds, even if they won't show. Your antihistamine drops are considered sedating, so may be prohibited if you are a pilot/ATC. Consider montelukast. Works well. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal saline: Change nasal saline spray every other day. Hope i helped you with your answer. ...Read more
I think I have post nasal drip. Can't i take some saline nasal drops daily to help, or is it only for 3 days ? Thanks.
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
Similar: Saline (salt water) can be administered into the nose many ways. Saline nasal sprays produce a fine mist, while drops are larger. Sometimes, nasal rinse with a neti pot or nasal sinus rinse in larger volumes to rinse out the nasal cavity is useful. An allergist or ENT can assist in the type of nasal spray/treatment most effective for each individual. ...Read more
Nasal saline spray has been very helpful, but my nasal passages still feel impacted. What else can I do?
Talk to your doctor: You could ask your doctor to refer to an otolaryngologist. At your age, there could be treatable reasons why your nasal airway is narrowed, such as polyps, deviation of the septum or other. ...Read more
I am reliant on humidifier in winter but am not allowed to use it in office-any alternatives please ?Repeated use of nasal saline causes more dryness,
New job!: Just kidding... Moisturize- use vaseline in the nose, or try ayr, pretz, (oxymetazoline) naso-gel, etc otc as needed. Saline spray usually helps. Be sure you are well-hydrated and not taking too many otc decongestants etc e g pseudoephedrine, which may be drying. See an ENT physician if symptoms are severe. ...Read more
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
Several kinds: Commercially available saline nasal sprays , mists, drops or nasal saline lavage solutions also contain bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) for pH balance . There are also many nasal sprays that are medicated with for example steroids, antihistamines , topical decongestants or even hormones and vaccines. ...Read more
Is it okay if saline nasal rinse hit the middle nose septum if it's red and swollen or will that help it ?
Nasal saline : it is perfect to do this. You can make your own by mixing 1 tsp salt (not mortons) to 32 ounces of water. Use a syringe and use 50 cc to each nose 4 to 5 times a day. Use some bacitracin in the nose for ointment. It will soften the lining of the nose. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more
What is the most hygienic way to create a saline solution, for nasal irrigation purposes, for a 5 month old?
Saline solution: By using boiled water to dissolve the salt you wont have a problem. ...Read more
My 2 day old infant is having cold, due to which her nose is choked. We're using a saline nasal drop as needed. Kindly provide your input on this. ?
Nasal congestion: At 2do the primary cause of congestion are irritants. House dust, fragrance, perfumes, detergent or cleaning products all leave scents that don't bother adults but irritate a babies nose. A good nasal clean out with saline can remove much of this irritant load, but removing the offending irritants from babies life helps more in the long run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I did septoplasty and tubinate reduction last week can I use a hypertonice nasal saline or only isotonic..Can i perform swimming and exercices(sports)?
Follow instructions: Seriously! Each version has it's own instructions/directions so read carefully & follow them. Or make your own by following directions here: http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/allergy-library/saline-sinus-rinse-recipe.aspx. Also read this first: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm316375.htm so you don't use water straight from tap. ...Read more
Saline for contacts: No. Contact solution is a commercially prepared solution for cleaning and disinfecting contact lenses. Most have preservatives, a binding agent, a buffer, and a surfactant or wetting agent. Saline nasal has none of these agents, can't disinfect, and will cause stinging and burning, and IF the nasal saline has been used in the nose, you may introduce bacteria which live in the nose into your eyes. ...Read more
My 1yo has a stuffy nose, no cold or illness. Is there anything that can be used to clear his nasal passage? Saline drops haven't helped much.
Saline drops are: the only thing recommended at this age, along with suctioning his nose with a nasal aspirator. You can also use a vaporizer or humidifier in his room if your house is dry. If he has a fever or it's affecting his sleeping or eating, he should be seen by his doctor to make sure there's not an ear infection or other problem. ...Read more
While giving Nasal Saline drops to my baby, much more than the normal dosage of the fluid gushed into the sleeping child's nostril. Is it worrisome?
Varies: Isotonic saline spray can be used several times a day to flush out offending pathogens and allergens. Saline irrigations, especially if hypertonic, should be used on an intermittent basis. ...Read more
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What is the efficacy/safety/side effects of Saline Plus Gentamycin in Nasal Irrigation to Treat Chronic Sinusitis?
Sinusitis: I don't recommend itGet a more detailed answer ›
I have mucus stuck in my nasal cavity, i am using saline spray but it does not seem to help much , it clears my nose but not the open goes down .
Mucous: Please have your primary doctor refer you to an Ear, Nose, and Throat specialist. Let me know how things go. ...Read more
Saw many ents (sang opera). Chronic post nasal drip shown to have no cause, just an idiosyncrasy. Always 'saline/occasional afrin'. Anything better?
See allergists: You need to consult an allergist to find out the basic mechanism for your problems. ...Read more
My baby 1 months have runny and blocked nose and the mucous come back when he was sleep and he use dimethinden oral drops and saline nasal drops and no benefit?
How long?: Although a 1- month old baby tends to have resistance to infection, he is not entirely immune to a cold. If this has been present for just a few days. keep on doing what you have been doing. However if this has been present for >10 days or getting worse, I would ask the doctor to check him out. Certainly food allergy needs be considered if he is fed artificial formula. ...Read more
In a different form: Yes, nasal saline is available for such a young child, but typically is sold as "saline drops" or something similar. Little Noses sells on such type, and there are others. For a little two month old, I'd look for nasal saline drops, rather than spray. ...Read more
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