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Dr. Barry Rosen
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Cancer (Definition)

Cancer is a group of diseases that is characterized by uncontrolled cell growth leading to invasion of surrounding tissues that spread to other parts of the body. Cancer can begin anywhere in the body and is usually related to one or more genetic mutations that allow normal cells to become malignant by interfering with internal cellular control mechanisms, such as programmed cell death or by preventing ...Read more


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My snot has blood/streaks for 2months.My doc just gave nasalspray. Do I have cancer? Should i continue to use nasal spray to evaluate situation?

My snot has blood/streaks for 2months.My doc just gave nasalspray. Do I have cancer? Should i continue to use nasal spray to evaluate situation?

Unlikely cancer: The more common reason for your plight are nasal irritants, allergens, and or sinus infections resulting from them. House dust, smoke, fumes all irritate the nasal passages. A nasal wash with saline (netty pot or spray) and or steroid nasal spray may help. ...Read more

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Can nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray cause migraines?

Can nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray cause migraines?

Not a cause: Nasonex (mometasone) would not cause migraines, but if you have migraines already then it is possible that something in the Nasonex (mometasone) could trigger a migraine in you. ...Read more

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I just wanted to know can extended use of a nasal spray that contains xylometazoline hydrochloride cause glaucoma?

I just wanted to know can extended use of a nasal spray that contains xylometazoline hydrochloride cause glaucoma?

Not likely a problem: Ask your ophthalmologist to clarify the type of glaucoma you have, and if it is an open angle form (most common), then the nasal antihistamine is not likely to elevate your eye pressure (which is the biggest risk factor causing glaucoma). ...Read more

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I have been sneezing non stop for quite sometime now.What could be the cause of it & how do I treat this problem?Could nasal spray treat this problem?

I have been sneezing non stop for quite sometime now.What could be the cause of it & how do I treat this problem?Could nasal spray treat this problem?

Allergy: The nasal sprays available will help but u need 2 c an allergist & find out the underlying problem. Oral rx r also helpful so make an appointment. ...Read more

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Can nasarel nasal spray cause sinus problems?

No: Nasarel (flunisolide) is a prescription topical corticosteroid spray used to treat allergic rhinitis & may be useful in related conditions like nasal polyps. Nasarel is one of the earliest developed topical steroid sprays. Its not used very much anymore because it causes nasal stinging. It is not a vasoconstrictor/decongestant like afrin. Continued use does not cause blockage of sinus openings. ...Read more

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Dr. John McClay
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Nasal Spray (Definition)

Use of nasal sprays or "drying agents includes using any medication to ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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