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

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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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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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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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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If i stop using nasal spray for a month now why is my nose still stopped up now?

If i stop using nasal spray for a month  now why is my nose still stopped up now?

Nasal congestion: Not sure what nasal spray you are talking about, but if you have a chronic nasal congestion you need to have it evaluated. See an allergist and get tested to identify your triggers and get appropriate treatment. ...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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I have been getting a sudden stinging sensation in my nose and it comes and goes, i've also recently stopped using a nasal spray. ?

I have been getting a sudden stinging sensation in my nose and it comes and goes, i've also recently stopped using a nasal spray. ?

What kind?: Need to know what kind of nasal spray you were using and for what condition. I can only guess that it is possible that if you were using a steroid nasal spray for nasal allergies, stopping it would lead to recurrence of symptoms- but it is hard to say more without more information. ...Read more

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Hi, i had rhinitis medicamentosa, I have stopped using nasal spray for 2 weeks now my nose was recovering but now getting worse, why?

Hi, i had rhinitis medicamentosa, I have stopped using nasal spray for 2 weeks now my nose was recovering but now getting worse, why?

Something else?: Maybe you have allergies, URI or something else which is getting worse. Rebound congestion usually occurs soon after stopping the vasoconstricting rx. You are on the nasal steroid spray which is appropriate . Make sure you are using it everyday. ...Read more

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I'm having post nasal drip. I've taken anti histamines and also used nasal spray for 10 days. The PND has reduced but not completely stopped. What should i do?

I'm having post nasal drip. I've taken anti histamines and also used nasal spray for 10 days. The PND has reduced but not completely stopped. What should i do?

Depends: You might need to do nothing. You might wish to try NeilMed rinse. You might consult an ENT otolaryngology Dr. Depends on how much it bothers you. ...Read more

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I heard a loud whistle from ONE nostril as I breathed out a few times. I used nasal spray,so it stopped. But should I be worried? Never heard that b4.

I heard a loud whistle from ONE nostril as I breathed out a few times. I used nasal spray,so it stopped. But should I be worried? Never heard that b4.

Nasal congestion: It is likely that something has caused that nostril to swell up causing the whistling. This may be from a cold or from allergy depending on the duration of the symptoms. If from allergy, then you likely have had some congestion for some time and developed whistling when the congestion worsens. If this has been present for more than 2 weeks and bothersome to you, see doctor. ...Read more

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What is best approach to treating allergy-related stopped up ear(s)/eustachian probs? Antihistamine? Nasal spray? Decongestant?

What is best approach to treating allergy-related stopped up ear(s)/eustachian probs? Antihistamine? Nasal spray? Decongestant?

Nasal sprays: Initially you want to start off with nasal corticosteroid nasal sprays. If this alleviates the symptoms then you do not need to do anything else. However, if you have some relief, then try as needed decongestant. ...Read more

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Will a saline nasal spray help stopped up allergy ears?

Will a saline nasal spray help stopped up allergy ears?

Possibly: Nasal saline is a mild decongestant so it may be beneficial to use in patients with ear congestion from allergies. ...Read more

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I used Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray (in my nose) to releave pressure pain in my ears. Now my ears feel stopped up, and still hurt.

I used Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray (in my nose) to releave pressure pain in my ears. Now my ears feel stopped up, and still hurt.

Stop it: Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray can cause worsening of nasal congestion if used excessively and can have you completely blocked up. Stop using it and start using a saline nasal spray. Over the counter decongestants can alleviate your ear congestion. If no change, see an allergist. ...Read more

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What nasal spray is not addictive?

Nasal spray: There are many non-addictive nasal sprays. For what reason do you intend to use the nasal spray? ...Read more

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