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My 10 yr old son diagnosed with enlarge adenoids & advised nasal spray with anti allergic for 3 months before deciding surgery. Is it imp to remove em?

My 10 yr old son diagnosed with enlarge adenoids & advised nasal spray with anti allergic for 3 months before deciding surgery. Is it imp to remove em?

Can't tell: Usually t ; a is not recommended lightly and i would doubt that a nasal spray (presumably cortisone) would affect them. If they are causing breathing problem or recurrent ear infections, then it should be considered. I suspect that your doctor is trying to sort out whether it is the nasal congestion is the real cause for the recurrent otitis media and sinus infection by using the nasal spray. ...Read more

Dr. John McClay
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Just had sinus surgery yesterday, can I use a nasal spray to help clean with the packing still in nostrils?

Just had sinus surgery yesterday, can I use a nasal spray to help clean with the packing still in nostrils?

Nasal spray use?: Depends on what kind of packing your surgeon placed. Please call your ENT specialist, so that they can let you know what their preference is. ...Read more

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Just had sinus surgery yesterday, they put in dissolvable packing and stints, can I use a nasal spray to help clean out nostrils?

Just had sinus surgery yesterday, they put in dissolvable packing and stints, can I use a nasal spray to help clean out nostrils?

Try saline.: You may first want to check with your surgeon because there are several different kinds of packing. Usually, over the counter nasal saline (salt water) sprays are very useful after sinus surgery to help rinse away dried blood and crusting. They can be used with splints or stents in place. Do not use any prescription nose sprays until your ENT surgeon says it's OK to do so. ...Read more

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Have a deviated nasal septum, don't want surgery.Been causing post nasal drip & bad breath for years, taking nasal spray & antihistamine. Not helping.

Reconsider : A deviated nasal septum can cause a lot of problems. My patients who have the surgery almost all wish they had it done sooner. Get in to see an ENT (maybe get a second opinion). He/she can give you more information pertinent to your case. Bad breathe and nasal drip can be a sign of sinusitis and if so, often needs antibiotics. So, a visit to a good ENT will be worthwhile. ...Read more

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Had sinus surgery 5 days ago now bloody phlegm running drown throat after using nasal spray? Normal? Quick answer please

Had sinus surgery 5 days ago now bloody phlegm running drown throat after using nasal spray? Normal? Quick answer please

Yes: A little bit of blood tinged stuff or small blood clots can be expected in the 1st couple of weeks. But if you suffer from profuse bleeding , contact the surgeon immediately. Unless the nasal spray is prescribed by the surgeon, it may be a good idea to stop using it for a couple of weeks. ...Read more

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Is there any benefit from using otravin nasal spray and fluticasone to alleviate nasal turbinates hypertrophy?

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

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How far do I stick my nasal spray in my nose & what do I do afterwards & how do I know that it's hitting the turbinates that are swollen. ?

How far do I stick my nasal spray in my nose &  what do I do afterwards & how do I know that it's hitting the turbinates that are swollen. ?

Enough to get med: After inserting the tip of nasal spray for about one cm, preferably in a lying down position at bedtime and breathing normally, press the applicator down firmly to squish the medicine in your nostril, you will immediately feel it entering the nasal chamber which include the turbinates. It will trickle back in your throat also, which us normal as well. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Ok but: If you have used it only 5 x in 2 weeks, it'd be fine. Nasal saline sprays also reduce allergic inflammation and likely wash off some of the allergens deposited on the nose. However Otrivin is not for regular use and you may be better off with an OTC nasal steroid spray. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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