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Tensilon Nasal Preparation
Nasonex, (mometasone) nasacort aq or flonase, which quicker for nasal congestion/ seasonal allergies? I also nasal colloidal silve-nott o2 binding, will that work
Nasal sprays: All nasal steroids take a few days to start working and need to build up a dose before they become fully effective. Nasal antihistamines are quicker in onset of actiion. A combination nasal spray should help your symptoms for fast and long lasting relief. Now i don't know anything about the coooloidal silver spray you mentioned. ...Read more
It depends: What are you treating? They each act in different ways, and sometimes both are used simultaneously. You may want to separate the usage of each one during the day, to ensure you don't end up with too much solution in your nose that simply drips away. Using them at separate times can ensure proper absorption into your nose. ...Read more
Is there any benefit from using otravin nasal spray and fluticasone to alleviate nasal turbinates hypertrophy?
Nose: Stay away from the OTC nasal sprays as they are addictive. Fluticasone is fine but takes three weeks to work. You need to look for a cause such as allergies. If none of that helps some people need an office procedure to reduce their size. See an ent and have them check your septum as well ...Read more
I used Otrivin nasal spray 5 times in two weeks.can i use more?can nasal saline spray reduces te inflammation of turbinates?is sinusoothe effective?
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
Can anti-histamine + nasal irrigation + Cromolyn Sodium spray help reduce chronic nasal turbinate, nasopharynx inflammation & mucus membrane swelling?
Does Beconase nasal spray (beclometasonr dipropionate) and Benylin (Guaifensin & Pseudoephedrine) cough mixture interact with each other?
Dry eyes. Can't take decongestant or antihistamine for sinus infection. Will Sinoclear serve the purpose of unclogging sinus n post nasal drip?
Can I use fluticasone propionate nasal spray, fexofenadine hydrochloride & diphenhydramine hydrochloride at the same time?
Yes, but: The combination treatment of a topical nasal steroid spray such as fluticasone and a new generation antihistamine such as fexofenadine is a great combination. The use of old antihistamines such as Diphenhydramine (benadryl) is usually not necessary and carries more side effects. If symptoms are not controlled on this regimen seek advice from an allergist for a better plan. ...Read more
One or the other: Depending on the cause of post nasal drip, either azelastine or fluticasone can be beneficial for allergic or non-allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis. All can cause post nasal drip, as can a cold. Saline nasal spray or rinses are also beneficial to improve post nasal drip. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
About the same: Topical nasal steroids have about equal efficacy (activity) and safety. Flonase (fluticasone) and Nasonex (mometasone) are about the same. It depends on what your physician gets into the habit of using. Also some patients prefer one over the other because one of the two topical sprays is less irritating. There is little evidence that one is better than the other. ...Read more
A test : The tensilon test is a method to help diagnose myasthenia gravis, lambert-eaton syndrome and other similar brain and nervious system disorders. You will be asked to perform some muscle movements over and over again, such as crossing and uncrossing your legs or getting up from a sitting position in a chair. The health care provider will check whether the tensilon improves your muscle strength. ...Read more
Different uses: Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors are the first line of treatment due to their safety and ease of use. Pyridostigmine (Mestinon) is the usual choice. Neostigmine is available but not commonly used. Edrophonium is an acetylcholinesterase inhibitor but does not come in an oral form. It is mainly used as a diagnostic agent for MG. ...Read more
Diagnosed with M.G. by hosp. specialist by symptoms and Tensilon. Neg. EMG and bloods. Responded to Mestinon (pyridostigmine) and Prednisone. Can't get treatment.
There is more to: this than the tests that you mentioned. There a number of labs to consider and there is such a thing as seronegative MG (all labs negative and doubt from everybody). In the cases of seronegative MG, a single finger EMG helps confirm the diagnosis. Not all neurologists are trained in single fiber EMG and the ones that are typically did advanced EMG training. You may have to see a major center. ...Read more
No: No special preparation is needed.Get a more detailed answer ›
My 2 month daughter coughing, what should I use in cough preparation, no fever only cough and even no running nose?
I been taking niquil Vicks for about three weeks now for post nasal drip n body achs is that bad should I b worried ?
What is this big extremely painful bump inside my nasal ala? I've had over a week n very painful.it bleeds and has puss aswell..what can I do? Thanks
Depends: Nasal drip can be from many causes. Allergies are high on the list. Some get this with cold weather. Some get it with a cold. Some a condition called vaso-motor rhinitis. See your pcp or allergist and get checked. Antihistamines may help. Certain nasal sprays (atrovent) may help. Nasal steroids may help. You may need immunotherapy (allergy shots). Avoid the cold. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Have you had surgery in your ears or craniotomy? Do you have a severely deviated septm with allergies. If you had surgery, your postnasal drip on one side could be spinal fluid. If you have a severely deviated septum, instead of having drainage through your nostril, it goes backwards. Get it checked out. ...Read more
Very well!: Sometimes a breathing tube needs to be placed through the nose when surgery is done on the jaw or facial bones, for example. The tube is gently introduced through the nose down into the windpipe (trachea) to help the pt breathe during surgery. It works the same way as a tube put in via the mouth to provide an airway for a pt under anesthesia. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Germs you carry: The nasal membranes are a luxurious environment for germs to grow and end up on your fingers where they are spread to the environment.Screening nasal swabs is one way to find a source for staph or other germ that may not infect the carrier but might cause problems with the rest of their family. ...Read more
Sometimes: In certain patients when nasal obstruction leads to mouth breathing and mouth breathing leads to snoring the nasal strips can be helpful. The only way to know is for you to try them. Make sure you wear them a little bit lower than the nasal strip people recommend. Where they tell you to wear it is too high - wear a little bit lower on your nose you will have more success. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tube in nose : The endotracheal tube is put in through the nose instead of through the mouth. This is done in cases where the surgery being performed would be hindered by having a tube in the mouth. The anesthesiologist decongests the nose vigorously and uses a smaller tube to avoid trauma and bleeding. ...Read more