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I've had sinus congestion and post-nasal drip for 2 months? Should I switch nasal steroid sprays?

I've had sinus congestion and post-nasal drip for 2 months?  Should I switch nasal steroid sprays?

See the doctor: You could try adding an antihistamine with or without a decongestant over the counter. Or, you could see your doctor to see if you have developed a sinus infection. ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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I have nasonex (mometasone) and astelin (nasal spray) but I am not sure wich one will be the best for sinus congestion. Please suggest me which one to take.

I have nasonex (mometasone) and astelin (nasal spray) but I am not sure wich one will be the best for sinus congestion. Please suggest me which one to take.

They are different: The best first line treatment should include saline nasal irrigation and nasal steroid spray. The steroid spray is long acting and takes affect over the first few weeks of use. The steroid spray helps decrease long term nasal inflammation. Astelin is a topical antihistamine ( like claritin) and can be used in conjunction for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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Have sinus infection took augmetin 10 days & steroid nasal spray then sinus started to smell bad, got refil augmetin 10 more days sinus still smell bad?

Have sinus infection took augmetin 10 days & steroid nasal spray then sinus started to smell bad, got refil augmetin 10 more days sinus still smell bad?

Time to culture: Including bacterial and fungal cultures. Empiric antibiotics are over used, and not all sinusitis starts with microbes, but when antimicrobials are used, the resistant strains find a happy home with no competition for food and neighborhood. ...Read more

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Steroid injection didn't help my six year-old's sinus congestion. She can only breathe through her mouth and sleeps less than than 4 hours per night.

Steroid injection didn't help my six year-old's sinus congestion. She can only breathe through her mouth and sleeps less than than 4 hours per night.

Obstructive Sleep : Obstructive sleep apnea in children is a serious a life threatening life shortening condition as in adults. Often what is at play are chronically enlarged adenoids and tonsils. Please consider a full evaluation by a certified pediatric sleep specialist. ...Read more

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I pinched my nose and clear sinus congestion -now have fullness in left ear, slight ringing, mild pain. What percent chance do I have perf TM?

I pinched my nose and clear sinus congestion -now have fullness in left ear, slight ringing, mild pain. What percent chance do I have perf TM?

Almost zero: Under normal circumstances the eustachian tube allows drainage of fluid from the inner ear to the nasopharynx, behind nose. When the nose is pinched and pressure applied, air and sometimes fluid ise forced up the eustachian tube. This can result in feeling of fullness, ringing, and/or pain due to the increased pressure applied to the ear drum (TM). The chance of perforated TM is ...Read more

Steroid Nasal Spray (Definition)

Steroid nasal sprays treat allergies of the nose (hay fever) and also inflammation of the nose not caused by allergies (non allergic rhinitis) different brand names include: nasonex, (mometasone) nasacort, flonase, rhinocort, ...Read more


Dr. Mark Loury
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Congestion (Definition)

Congestion refers to any situation of "backup of fluid." Congestion may refer to the sinuses being backed up with mucus, while pulmonary congestion refers to a backup of fluid into the lungs due to ...Read more