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Saline Solution For Sinuses
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
Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more
Perhaps: Significant nasal congestion can lead to headaches and even trigger migraines (some neurologists would disagree with this link but I have observed this in many of my patients). Saline spray may reduce the nasal congestion slightly by rinsing away the allergen and chemical mediators causing the allergic reaction if your problem is indeed allergen. Probably not enough for most people. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the best rinse for recurrent sinusitis? Xylitol, xylitol plus saline, manuka honey plus saline?
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
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Clear nasal passages: To clear nasal passages and sinuses. They can rarely cause serious infections, however, so use distilled water rather than tap water, and clean the pot and allow the pot to dry between uses. http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2011/12/19/143960631/second-neti-pot-death-from-amoeba-prompts-tap-water-warning. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
1/4 tsp per cup: Usually 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon for 8 ounces will do. Nasal lavage can be helpful for chronic sinus congestion, and i often recommend it. However, some studies suggest a risk of infection if neti pot or bottle not kept clean or use of contaminated tap water, or even injury to nasal tissue. So be cautious. ...Read more
Constant pressure around my sinuses by my right eye. What to do? I did take sudafed but not helping. Also did arm& hammer saline solution. Please help
I am getting some drainage coming out of my ear. It is not blood it looks more like water. It drys then becomes crusty. I have bad sinuses and have been using a saline nasal cleaning solution i got from the pharmacy. Could this be causing the drainage fro
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Wash and moisterize: Saline is salt water, the same consistency as your body fluids, 0.9 % salt water. It is used to flush wounds and skin lesions to help clean debris out of these areas. Thus the nasal spray keeps your nose moist, especially important to remove mucous, allergens in the nasal pathway. In the dry atmosphere in the winter time, your house has less moisture and your nose inside will be dry. ...Read more
No: No, only if you made it at home under sterile conditions. Not likely ...Read more
A friend jabbed me on my butt with a sterile saline solution injection. Should I be any worried? She works in the medical field & messed about with me
Depends: Saline solution comes in a variety of strengths. Isotonic saline is a solution used in the office to wash out wounds and could be used for eyes.Other formulations may be to dilute or strong and be irritating.Simple eye wash/eye drops are available over the counter at most dollar stores.I would suggest these as a predictable and safe eye irrigant. ...Read more
Ask the Pharmacist: You don't need prescription.I suggest you ask the Pharmacist if he does not have he can order it for you ...Read more
I have a body piercing that appears to be infected. Any recommendations to treat it besides saline solution?
Infected Piercing: Your physician may prescribe oral antibiotics or antibiotic ointments to apply to piercing site. Signs of infection include: ^'ed redness, warmth, swelling. ^'ed tenderness, pus, red streaking, swollen lymph nodes or fever. Recommend keeping the piercing in place (if removed – the drainage tract will close up). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Help please? What is a saline solution that would be suitable to clean lobe piercings with, and can I make one?
I think it is fine: to mix hydrogen peroxide 1:1 with water and clean with cotton tip applicator twice a day ...Read more
Saptoplasty care after surgery can I rinse the nostrils with a saline solution after 5 days i feel very stuffy won't see dr until 4 days. Thanks?
Yes: I don't want to intrude upon another surgeon's preferences, but it is almost universally felt to be beneficial to rinse the nose gently with saline spray or rinse (e g otc neilmed sinus rinse or chitorhino) after nasal / sinus surgery. If you have nasal splints in place, the rinse won't get in your nose very well but should still be helpful. I recommend calling your surgeon to be sure. ...Read more
Basic and Gentle: Saline is basically a weak solution of salt in water. This closely matches the basic fluid component in our bodies and therefore is very similar to what the cells are used to "bathing" in. Things like betadine, peroxide and alcohol are very damaging to the cells as is "letting the air get to it". You should wet a gauze pad with saline and gently clean the surface of the wound. Dress it after. ...Read more
Saline Solution: Depending on what you are doing with the saline solution, it may or may not have to be sterile. If the solution must be sterile, you will likely need a doctor's prescription. If the saline does not have to be sterile, ask your pharmacist. Once you know the strength you need, your pharmacist should be able to give you a "recipe" for preparing it at home with table salt and water. ...Read more
Many contact lens: Solutions are available. Saline is not sufficient for storage as it does not clean or disinfect the contacts. In my opinion, peroxide based cleaning systems, like clear care, are the best. Many people use multipurpose solutions as well. ...Read more
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Can I use a 0.9% saline solution instead of the prescribed 3% saline solution with Combineb in the nebuliser? For my 2 y/o son, 13.3kg.
Yes but.......: It is not the same and does not have the same benefit to the kid. It can certainly be used as a backup until you get the proper strength. ...Read more
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