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What can I do for stopped up sinuses other than nasal spray?

What can I do for stopped up sinuses other than nasal spray?

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

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Sinuses (Definition)

Sinuses are air filled spaces in the head that have several proposed functions: 1. They serve as shock absorbers in cases of head trauma 2. Lighten the skull 3. Humidify and filter the air while also producing mucus 4. Play a role in vocal resonance. The head contains 4 paired sinus cavities: maxillaries (cheek) under the eyes, ethmoids(between the eyes), frontals (above ...Read more


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My sis gave my some nasal spray to take for my dizziness, she seems to think its my sinuses. will sinuses cause dizziness nauseated and blurry. dr?

My sis gave my some nasal spray to take for my dizziness, she seems to think its my sinuses.  will sinuses cause dizziness nauseated and blurry.  dr?

See Below: Chronic sinus inflammation can cause a sensation of light headedness when it is flared-up. However, if you feel like the room is spinning or feel like you are going to black out, that is not allergies. You should never use a medication that is not recommended for you by a licensed healthcare provider. See your doctor to get appropriate care. ...Read more

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What are good ways for me to fix a dry nose and sinuses besides saline nasal spray?

Hydration: Drinking plenty of fluids and a humidifier can help. Also, nasal saline irrigations and topical gels can also help. ...Read more

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Is fluticasone propionate nasal spray a decongestant for your sinuses?

Is fluticasone propionate nasal spray a decongestant for your sinuses?

Not really: Fluticasone is a nasal steroids spray that works to decrease the allergic inflammation in one's nose and subsequently decreased one's nasal allergy symptoms. A decongestant, for example pseudphed, is a vaso constrictor, that shrinks blood vessel that ultimately shrinks the nasal mucosa. ...Read more

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Can i take fluticasone nasal spray, fexofenadine, & diphenhydramine at the same time? My sinuses are really bothering me.

Allergy meds: You can take fluticasone and fexofenadine but adding Diphenhydramine will not add much control to your symptoms, you need a nasal antihistamine, ask your doctor for a prescription or consult an allergist for all your options. ...Read more

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My sinuses keep closing up will not stay open longer then 3-4 hours using Mucinex (guaifenesin) and afrin nasal spray with menthol close to a year?

Rhinitis: You have developed rhinitis medicamentosa due to the use of the nasal spray decongestants. There is treatment to help you discontinue use of the decongestant sprays, as you will unlikely be able to quit cold turkey. You may have an underlying problem like allergic rhinitis or hay fever that will need to be treated to keep you well. See your doctor or a board certified allergist or ENT for help. ...Read more

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I have tried antihistamines & triamcinolone nasal spray but I still feel like my sinuses are very congested and face feels swollen. What could it be?

I have tried antihistamines & triamcinolone nasal spray but I still feel like my sinuses are very congested and face feels swollen. What could it be?

Sinusitis: Sinusitis or a "stuffy nose" is notoriously difficult to treat. Some patients respond more favorably to different intranasal corticosteroids such as mometasone. Other people get benefit from intranasal anticholinergics such as ipraptroprium. Best of luck :) ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a salt water nasal spray clean out your sinuses with hay fever allergies?

Is it safe to use a salt water nasal spray clean out your sinuses with hay fever allergies?

Yes: That is the lowest level of intervention you can take, so is good to start there. May have continued help even if need to add medication to it later. ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how long will my dependence on nasal spray last after i stopped using it for good?

Can someone tell me how long will my dependence on nasal spray last after i stopped using it for good?

Nasal spray: I assume you are talking about an over the counter decongestant nasal spray? The effect will usually wear off in a few weeks. Prescription nasal sprays on the other hand do not cause dependence but your nasal symptoms will recur if you stop it. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

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