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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

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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Could I use saline nasal spray for a runny nose?

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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Does nasal saline solution help with a red nose from rosacea?

Does nasal saline solution help with a red nose from rosacea?

Sorry, no.: Nasal saline helps moisturize a dry nasal cavity, but will do nothing for the dilated capillaries of the external nasal skin. Topical antibiotics, oral antibiotics, and laser treatments may treat (but not "cure") the vessels of rosacea. ...Read more

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Can i add anything to saline solution for nasal rinse?

Can i add anything to saline solution for nasal rinse?

Yes: You can double the salt solution you add to make it hypertonic. They also sell a scrubbing type solution but it leaves a soapy residue and most people don't like it. ...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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Oxymetazoline nasal solution considered a antihistamine?

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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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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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 nose drops treat a stuffy nose?

Can nose drops treat a stuffy nose?

Stuffy nose : The otc drops like afrin (oxymetazoline) can backfire with a nasty rebound effect. Check with an ENT to diagnose and treat the causes of your congestion... Allergy, nose sprays, infections, deviated septums, polyps, tumors etc. Etc.Na. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for nasal polyp aside from nasal saline spray?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Is there a treatment for nasal polyp aside from nasal saline spray?

Yes: Cortisone nasal spray may be effective as would Singulair (montelukast) depending on the mechanism causing them. However surgery may be needed if the polyps fail to resolve with medications . Saline spray may reduce the frequency of sinus infection but would not affect the polyps. ...Read more

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Will a saline nasal spray help stopped up allergy ears?

Will a saline nasal spray help stopped up allergy ears?

Possibly: Nasal saline is a mild decongestant so it may be beneficial to use in patients with ear congestion from allergies. ...Read more

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Runny nose; nose constantly running clear liquid. Is there a nonaddictive nose spray OTC for it?

Dr. Anlin Xu Dr. Xu
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Runny nose; nose constantly running clear liquid. Is there a nonaddictive nose spray OTC for it?

Not really: Most of the otc nasal sprays contain topical decongestants, which ca cause rebound effect when stopped - "addiction". U need to ask ur doctor to prescribe u a nasal spray. ...Read more

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Can I use a neti pot with steroid nasal spray?

Can I use a neti pot with steroid nasal spray?

Neti pot: Yes but do the neti pot first then wait a while, blow your nose and then use the steroid spray. ...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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What are good ways for me to fix a dry nose and sinuses besides saline nasal spray?

Hydration: Drinking plenty of fluids and a humidifier can help. Also, nasal saline irrigations and topical gels can also help. ...Read more

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Will a saline aerosol spray help my dry nose and pressure on sinuses?

Will a saline aerosol spray help my dry nose and pressure on sinuses?

Yes: Saline nasal spray is a very effective moisturizer that, if used frequently, will help in alleviating any sinus obstruction. During the winter and known allergy season, i recommend one use the saline nasal spray every 30 minutes during waking hours. See your doctor, however, if the sinus pressure remains or worsens as this could indicate an infection. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

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