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Will Using A Nasal Spray Steroid Improve A Deviated Septum
No: A deviated nasal septum is crooked or displaced cartilage and bone inside the nose. This can only be corrected with surgery. Noses sprays may provide some temporary relief but no cure. Remember, over the counter nose sprays should only be used for a few days at a time as they can cause a rebound effect making the nose more blocked and can damage the inside of the nose. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Is there any benefit from using otravin nasal spray and fluticasone to alleviate nasal turbinates hypertrophy?
Nose: Stay away from the OTC nasal sprays as they are addictive. Fluticasone is fine but takes three weeks to work. You need to look for a cause such as allergies. If none of that helps some people need an office procedure to reduce their size. See an ent and have them check your septum as well ...Read more
Bend vs protrusion : a deviated septum is a bending of the wall that divides the right side of the nose from the left side. A polyp is a mass that has a stalk-like projection usually form the sidewalks of the nose and not the wall down the middle. They are treated very differently. The septum is made of bone/cartilage whereas a polyp is tissue ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
How does the effectiveness of the antihistamine nose sprays compare with the steroid nose sprays for an adult with springtime allergies?
Both help: Both methods of treatment can be effective. Results vary from one individual to another. In general, steroid sprays might be considered more effective, but some individuals may not tolerate them due to nosebleeds or other effects and may respond better to the antihistamine sprays. Treatment should be individualized. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nasonex, (mometasone) nasacort aq or flonase, which quicker for nasal congestion/ seasonal allergies? I also nasal colloidal silve-nott o2 binding, will that work
Nasal sprays: All nasal steroids take a few days to start working and need to build up a dose before they become fully effective. Nasal antihistamines are quicker in onset of actiion. A combination nasal spray should help your symptoms for fast and long lasting relief. Now i don't know anything about the coooloidal silver spray you mentioned. ...Read more
Have a deviated nasal septum, don't want surgery.Been causing post nasal drip & bad breath for years, taking nasal spray & antihistamine. Not helping.
Reconsider : A deviated nasal septum can cause a lot of problems. My patients who have the surgery almost all wish they had it done sooner. Get in to see an ENT (maybe get a second opinion). He/she can give you more information pertinent to your case. Bad breathe and nasal drip can be a sign of sinusitis and if so, often needs antibiotics. So, a visit to a good ENT will be worthwhile. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
No and yes: No; surgical correction of a deviated septum has no effect on nasal allergies.Whatever you are allergic to before, you are after surgery.You may be less affected, because you can breathe better, but allergies will persist. The presence of nasal allergies does increase the risk of recurrent sinus disease and may lead someone to consider surgery that would not otherwise. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can a nasal steroid spray + antihistamine reduce nasopharynx swelling and thick mucus plugged in the area? No surgery needed, ENT says its pollution!
Possibly: Using these medications together are an excellent measure to treat nasal allergies that can cause excess mucus production, nasal plugging, congestion, etc.. ...Read more
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