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I've had swelling from a cold in my left sinus for months. I've been prescribed a nasal spray, but no major effects so far. How do I treat this?
In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more
Beware!: Otc decongestant sprays such as zicam, afrin, etc (oxymetazoline) can definitely cause rebound congestion typically after 5 to 7 days of use. This condition is called rhinitis medicamentosa, and long-term use of such medications can be difficult to treat. For severe cases, an allergist or ENT physician can recommend weaning protocols in conjunction with proper rhinitis therapy. ...Read more
I heard that the nasal spray "driston" has steroids in it! is this true!? My husband has sinus issues and uses driston a lot. Should he continue use?
I have a bad sinus . It has been since 2011, i tried to take nasal spray and etc but its still not working . Should i try homeopathy to cure my sinus ?
Homeopathy & sinus: I agree with dr. Baker that sinus issues can be troublesome. Beyond offering decongestants, intermittent antibiotics, and sometimes surgery, conventional medicine is limited. First, if you haven't been evaluated by an ENT doctor, please do that so you know what you're dealing with. Homeopathy can be an effective treatment -- but you need a good homeopath & the treatment involves your whole self. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Nasarel (flunisolide) is a prescription topical corticosteroid spray used to treat allergic rhinitis & may be useful in related conditions like nasal polyps. Nasarel is one of the earliest developed topical steroid sprays. Its not used very much anymore because it causes nasal stinging. It is not a vasoconstrictor/decongestant like afrin. Continued use does not cause blockage of sinus openings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasal spray/ sinuses: Your best, first step, is to use saline nasal irrigations. Twice a day for the first 5 to 7 days, then once daily there after. If you have allergies, take your doctor recommended oral medications +/- nose sprays. ...Read more
Can i take stacker 2 or3 and use synex 12 hour nasal spray ? Right now i take zyrtec for my sinus problem also.
I used my longtime boyfriends nasal spray today because I caught a nasty cold that he had a few days ago. What's my risk for sinus infection?
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