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Does having food allergy or tolerance be a cause of turbinate hypertrophy?does stopping nasonex (mometasone) cause relapse?

Does having food allergy or tolerance be a cause of turbinate hypertrophy?does stopping nasonex (mometasone) cause relapse?

More likely inhalent: There are various types of food allergies and sensitivities which can cause skin, GI, respiratory and sinonasal symptoms. Generally turbinate hypertrophy is due to inhalant allergies. Nasal steroid sprays derive their benefit after days of use and must be continued to function. If allergies are present, symptoms of congestion stuffiness generally improved with antihistamine and nasal steroid. ...Read more

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Nasonex (Definition)

Mometasone furoate is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more


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How can I stop snoring? I take nasonex (mometasone) every night before bed but it doesn't help!

How can I stop snoring? I take nasonex (mometasone) every night  before  bed but it doesn't help!

Multiple options: Snoring can be caused by turbulent airflow through the nose or mouth. It can be managed as easily not sleeping on your back in some cases. Weight loss is frequently beneficial as well, if you are overweight. Other options include a dental appliance and a variety of surgeries. You should seek consultation with your physician or dentist. They should rule out sleep apnea first. ...Read more

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Do i need to stop using nasonex (mometasone) & anti-histamines prior to radio frequency turbinate reduction? Will using them give a wrong indication of the size?

Do i need to stop using nasonex (mometasone) & anti-histamines prior to radio frequency turbinate reduction? Will using them give a wrong indication of the size?

Probably not: I presume that your are undergoing reduction because the turbinate hypertrophy has not responded to medications. Thus whether you use the medication or not is not important if your nasal congestion has responded well to medications, then i would caution against having a turbinate reduction which will likely provide only temporary relief. You should talk to the surgeon re. His preference however. ...Read more

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My doc put me nasonex (mometasone) and tessalon pearl for cough and post nasal drip, sneezing, stuffy for over 3 weeks but I still can't stop coughing. Need sleep?

A good start: Nasonex (mometasone) ia good start if one suspects environmental allergy causing symptoms described for duration of greater than 2 weeks. However, it will take days to weeks of daily use to reach maximum efficacy. Would add twice daily saline irrigation and oral antihistamine such as cetirizine (Zyrtec otc). Can even add decongestant to the antihistamine for faster short-term relief. See allergist for work up ...Read more

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My 7 yrs old has enlarged adenoids. His ENT has given him nasonex (mometasone) spray for 2 months two times. After treatment he stopped snoring. But he starts snoring again after couple of weeks after stop med.

My 7 yrs old has enlarged adenoids. His ENT has given him nasonex (mometasone) spray  for  2 months two times. After treatment he stopped snoring. But he starts snoring again after couple of weeks after stop med.

Adenoids ; snoring: Hello, when we prescribe intranasal steroids, we are doing so to help reduce swelling within the nasal cavity. Since your child noted a resolution of the snoring it seems like now there are a few options. Surgical removal of the adenoids, continued ins use or possibly an allergy eval to determine if the adenoids tissues are reactive to allergy. I would recommend the allergy eval. As your doc. ...Read more

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Pls advice me how long can I safely use nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray, ve used it for years now, but if stop get congestion due turbinate swelling and brain fog?

Safe for years: It is very safe to use in long term studies. Many pts end up taking this for years as well with minimal to no side effects. If looking for another long term option, then allergy shots might work well for you, and possibly lessen your need for medications. ...Read more

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Taking nasonax for 2 weeks for afrin (oxymetazoline) addictions. Will i still have a rebound affect if i stop nasonax. Is it safe to stop nasonax unlike oral steroid?

Taking nasonax for 2 weeks for afrin (oxymetazoline) addictions. Will i still have a rebound affect if i stop nasonax. Is it safe to stop nasonax unlike oral steroid?

Nasonex (mometasone) is : A good way to get off afrin (oxymetazoline). No rebound effect. No, you don't need to taper it like oral steroids. Remember, never use afrin (oxymetazoline) for more than 2-3 days max or you will get that horrible rebound congestion. Good luck ! ...Read more

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