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Swallowing Nasal Spray
I believe I swallowed some sudafed nasal spray as it dropped through my nose into my throat, I am 18 years of age, Is this dangerous I'm worried now!
I have etd (clicking on swallow, varying tinnitus) from last 6months, my doctor saying- go to the gym and use nasal spray. Is that the solution?
Depends: If the problem is from an allergic cause, then a steroid nasal spray may help. Do note that it takes several days for nasal steroid to reach optimal effect. Be sure to aim the nozzle towards the lateral sides of the nose also. If the problem persists, then consider seeing an ENT doctor. ...Read more
Wake up every morning with thick stringy white mucus, partial stuffy nose. Difficult to swallow. On antihistamines and take nasal spray?
Indoor allergy?: Frequently indoor allergies manifest as night time or morning symptoms of congestion, nasal discharge and post nasal drip. While medications are helpful (antihistamines and nasal sprays), allergy testing (for dust mite, mold, feathers, etc) to identify if there is a specific trigger could lead to avoidance measures resulting in improvement with less medications! ...Read more
How can I prevent my nasal spray (Flonase) from dripping down my throat? Also, is it safe to swallow?
Good Technique: Practicing good technique will limit dripping: Close one nostril and put tip of spray nozzle in other nostril. Put just the tip into your nose, aim slightly away from center of nose. While sniffing gently, press down on spray nozzle once or twice. You'll feel a light mist in your nose. Breathe out through your mouth. Repeat in other nostril. Swallowing some of the spray is not dangerous. ...Read more
Having trouble swallowing mucus and left ear is blocked, I'm on nasal spray For 6 months if that doesn't work got to see ENT, to long anything else?
Feels like water is constantly running from my nasal down my throat, always swallowing. What causes this? Already did the nasal spray & allergy meds
See allergist: Advise that you consult an allergist. In the meanwhile, be sure to aim your rx nasal sprays towards the lateral (outside) wall of the nose. ...Read more
My daughter just recieved the flu nasal spray lastweek. ..Now her tonsils are swollen and red it hurts to swollow. Can it be caused by the flue spray?
See Below: Her symptoms are not related to the vaccine. ...Read more
Allergies: Vibrocil is not available in the U.S. It is used for common colds, acute and chronic rhinitis, seasonal (hay fever) and non-seasonal allergic rhinitis, acute and chroniand c sinusitis, pre- and postoperative care, adjuvant in cases of acute ear infection. It is a.Combination antihistamine and phenylephrine (decongestant). ...Read more
No longer available: This used to be available but was removed from the US market in 1995. The medication pitocin (oxytocin is the chemical) is used to help induce (initiate) labor in women and can help prevent bleeding after giving birth. There has been some data in the past that suggested intranasal (nose spray) Pitocin decreased stress hormone release in the elderly. ...Read more
No single best spray: Unfortunately, there's no single best spray for everyone in the States where HealthTap docs are located. It's even trickier to determine best spray for someone outside of States, in say UK. Saline sprays (salt water) are safe. Sinus rinses are fine as long as you don't use tap water. In States, some corticosteroid sprays are available OTC w/o prescription. Stay away from nasal decongestants sprays ...Read more
Talk with your doc: The best for nasal allergies is a corticosteroid nasal spray (flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, etc.) that must be prescribed by your doctor. These all work about the same, though some people may respond better to 1 vs another. Dryness can be helped by otc saline sprays. Otc nasal rinses (e.g. Neti pot) can help as well. Avoid using otc decongestant sprays for more than ~3 days at a time. See your md. ...Read more
If asking about the technique then refer to this link where it's explained nicely (too long to paste here): https://www. Drugs. Com/flonase.html
If asking in regards to dosage then either 1 puff/spray (50 mcg) in each nostril twice daily, or 2 puffs in each nostril once daily. ...Read more
Afrin (oxymetazoline): Can be used everu 10 to 12 hours (max twice a day) for three days (5 days at max). ...Read more
Several weeks: The abuse of over the counter nasal sprays results in rebound secondary to constricting the blood vessels and eventually overuse results in dilating those same blood vessels. This then leads to nasal obstruction secondary to swelling of the membrane. Recovery depends on the duration of time you have abused the spray. Topical or systemic steroids may help after stopping the spray. ...Read more
Very different: Nasonex (mometasone) is a prescription nasal steroid spray to effectively treat nasal allergies in patients over 2 years old. It is the most effective treatment for nasal allergies and used on a regular basis. Drixine is available over the counter oxymetazoline, a nasal decongestant which works quickly but designed for short term use (less than 4-6 days) due to risk of rebound nasal congestion. ...Read more
Consultation needed: You should consult with an ENT who focuses on nose and sinus surgery. He will examine you in the office, possibly scope inside your nose and also may order a sinus ct. Then he will discuss your options. Possibilities include a deviated septum, large turbinates, severe allergies or nasal polyps. For more info go to www. Socalsinus. Com. ...Read more
Increased congestion: Many of the Zicam nasal sprays contain nasal decongestants, similar to the afrin brand of nasal sprays. Topical nasal decongestant sprays are safe if used for a short period of time. If used for more than a few days, however, they can cause rebound congestion, which can become more severe than the original reason for using the spray. Never use for more than 3 days straight. ...Read more
Osteoporosis: Miacalcin spray is prescribed for the treatment of osteoporosis. There is no natural alternative that I am aware of. However other "natural" things you can do that might help include: reduce caffeine and alcohol intake, get adequate dietary calcium and magnesium, make sure your Vitamin D level is adequate, and get regular exercise. ...Read more
Allergy meds: Over-the-counter (otc)medications such as Allegra or zyrtec or their generic equilavents work well. Nasalcrom is an otc nasal spray which helps allergy but has to be used often (5x/day). Nasal saline spray is helpful also. It cleans the nose of allergens, like dust and pollen, and acts as a mild decongestant. If symptoms persist, they may not be allergy--see your doctor. ...Read more
Stopped Up Sinuses: Nasal sprays are the most effective treatment for stopped up sinuses, commonly nasal steroid sprays and antihistamines. Saline flushes may also be helpful. If they are not working well, consider allergies or an anatomic problem. Sometimes, just lying down may lead to nasal congestion. Lots of causes: http://www. Twinlakesent. Com/sinus_disease. Html. ...Read more
Steroid nasal spray: Make sure you use it right, directed away from the midline, towards ear inside the nasal cavity, don't exceed prescribed dose, that way you avoid side effects, usually dryness of the nasal septum and probably nose bleeds, helps if you irrigate nasal cavity with saline prior to use. Other side effects are rare, some are serious, others aren't, usually with long term medically unsupervised use, good luck ...Read more
Yes, short term: Oxymetazoline is a nasal decongestant spray that works quickly to decrease stuffy nose, but if used beyond 4-7 days may result in "rebound" nasal congestion and a person can become dependent upon it. Pseudoephedrine is an oral decongestant that is effective but has multiple side effects including increasing BP in those with hard to control high blood pressure, insomnia, dry mouth, and GI upset. ...Read more
Commercially available saline nasal sprays, mists, drops or nasal saline lavage solutions also contain bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) for pH balance.
There are also many nasal sprays that are medicated with for example steroids, antihistamines, topical decongestants or even hormones and vaccines. ...Read more
Oh my gosh!!!: Please work with an ENT specialist on this one. ...Read more