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Will a saline aerosol spray help my dry nose and pressure on sinuses?

Will a saline aerosol spray help my dry nose and pressure on sinuses?

Yes: Saline nasal spray is a very effective moisturizer that, if used frequently, will help in alleviating any sinus obstruction. During the winter and known allergy season, i recommend one use the saline nasal spray every 30 minutes during waking hours. See your doctor, however, if the sinus pressure remains or worsens as this could indicate an infection. ...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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What are good ways for me to fix a dry nose and sinuses besides saline nasal spray?

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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What can I do to soothe an extremely dry nose? I've tried saline sprays and almond oil and I'm still having bleeding and dryness.

What can I do to soothe an extremely dry nose? I've tried saline sprays and almond oil and I'm still having bleeding and dryness.

Some other things: You can try some vaseline at the very front of the nose, just inside the nostrils and make sure your home/office humidity is reasonable, like in the range of 35-45%. Stay hydrated too. ...Read more

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Had sinus problem used nose spray saline spray issue with smelling nose dry nose feels heavy nostril swollen have mucus nose not open see allergist?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Had sinus problem used nose spray saline spray issue with smelling nose dry nose feels heavy nostril swollen have mucus nose not open see allergist?

Allergist or ENT: Your nasal symptoms can very well be due to the drugs you are on, lexapro, geodon (ziprasidone) or trazodone, all can cause dry mucus membranes hence dry nose, trazodone can cause nasal congestion too, when seen please mention that you're on those medicines, meanwhile, please keep using saline nasal wash liberally, for an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck, ...Read more

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After using walgrees saline nasal spray, i still have sinus pressure. Should i switch to afrin nasal spray? I didn't really use the nasal spray often.

After using walgrees saline nasal spray, i still have sinus pressure. Should i switch to afrin nasal spray? I didn't really use the nasal spray often.

Stay away from Afrin (oxymetazoline): Sorry about using brand names but you really want to stay from afrin, neosynephrine (phenylephrine) & similar products. They're fantastic decongestants but quickly lead to rhinitis medicamentosa which is our fancy way of saying you become addicted to them. Check out http://www.Nytimes.Com/2006/03/14/health/14spra.Html sinus pressure is expected w/common cold. Fever & sinus pain is more worrisome for sinus infxn. ...Read more

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Have pressure on bridge of nose over a yr now. Worse at the end of the day/at night. No drainage/mucus. Just dry nose. Is this still sinusitis?

Have pressure on bridge of nose over a yr now. Worse at the end of the day/at night. No drainage/mucus. Just dry nose. Is this still sinusitis?

Yes : They could be chronic sinusitis allergic nasal polyp bacterial sinusitis unlikely last this long. Recommend Dr. visit with your ear nose and throat or allergy specialist for specific diagnosis and treatment ...Read more

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I clean my nose was water and saw a dot of blood, i sneez few times could be allergy or dry nose?How can I keep my nose healthy other than saline spra

I clean my nose was water and saw a dot of blood, i sneez few times could be allergy or dry nose?How can I keep my nose healthy other than saline spra

Nasal hygiene: Although is sounds so simple, saline in the nose is one of the best things you can do to keep it healthy. There are several different ways to use saline. I recommend that patients use saline irrigation as it mechanically cleanses better than spray. You could also use a netti pot, but i like the squeeze bottle. I even use it myself and my nose always feels great. Helps keep the nose moist, too. ...Read more

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I was using simply saline probably every hour, because of meds I have extremely dry nose, eyes, and mouth, can you use to much, now my nose is raw????

Saline: great question. It can dry you out if overused. Every two to three hours probably is best. Make sure you are drinking lots of fluids, speak to your doctor about those meds ...Read more

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Where can I get saline gel for my dry nose?

Saline gel: It should be available in your pharmacy. If not available, your druggist can order it for you. It is manufactured by ayers. ...Read more

Saline (Definition)

Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or ...Read more


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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more