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Saline Nasal Mist 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
My babies nose is super congested help! i've used bulb strung saline spray cool mist humidifie and steamy shower u keep sucking stuff out but ita lo?
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
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.
Nasal saline: Change nasal saline spray every other day. Hope i helped you with your answer. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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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