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Will using a nasal spray steroid improve a deviated septum?

Will using a nasal spray steroid improve a deviated septum?

No: Although a steroid nasal spray may help with allergic symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing it will not improved the actual anatomic problem of the deviated septum. ...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


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Will using a nasal spray help treat a deviated septum?

Will using a nasal spray help treat 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 more

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Can avamys steroid nasal spray make you gain weight?

Can avamys steroid nasal spray make you gain weight?

No: The dose is micrograms, even if absorbed won't cause side effects, just be careful to use it right, avoid contact with the nasal septum, direct it towards your ear when inserted in your nose, just an extra precaution, avoid using it if you have elevated eye pressure (high IOP) till cleared by eye doctor, ...Read more

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Been prescribed steroid nasal spray for post nasal drip. Symptoms are very uncomfortable is there something different I can do? How important is it?

Been prescribed steroid nasal spray for post nasal drip. Symptoms are very uncomfortable is there something different I can do? How important is it?

Post nasal drip: Steroid nasal inhalers are mainstay of treatment for postnasal drip, but not not everybody respond equally to the sprays. Antihistamines and antileukotrienes medications are alternate options by itself or in combination with the spray. ...Read more

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How long should you take steroid nasal spray for?

How long should you take steroid nasal spray for?

As long as needed: Steroid nasal sprays do not cure your allergies, but prevent the allergic inflammation. Once the medicine is stopped, your symptoms will return if you are still in contact with your allergen. If you want a more permanent change in your allergies, you need to consider something like immunotherapy, or allergy shots. However, steroid nasal sprays can usually be taken safely for long periods of time. ...Read more

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How long does it take steroid nasal spray to work well?

How long does it take steroid nasal spray to work well?

Nasal steoids: 2 to 4 days to start. Give it a week to judge the effects. Use properly and consistantly. ...Read more

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Can I use a neti pot with steroid nasal spray?

Can I use a neti pot with steroid nasal spray?

Neti pot: Yes but do the neti pot first then wait a while, blow your nose and then use the steroid spray. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of taking steroid nasal spray?

What are some side effects of taking steroid nasal spray?

Nose bleed: Some individuals develop a nose bleed from them. There are rare cases of nasal septal perforation and glaucoma, but generally speaking they are very safe for long term use. ...Read more

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Will I need a prescription to get a steroid nasal spray?

Will I need a prescription to get a steroid nasal spray?

No: Nasacort (triamcinolone) Allergy 24HR went over the counter in spring 2014 and Flonase has been approved for over the counter (no prescription) and likely available in spring 2015. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: steroid nasal spray allergy?

See answer: I am not sure what you are asking, but some people are allergic to nasal sprays that have steroid in them, and the medication itself can cause an irritation/allergy. However, post nasal drip and allergies (allergic rhinitis) affecting the nose can be well treated with rx corticosteroid nasal sprays used appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is it true that steroid nasal spray can cause bones diseases and weakness?

Is it true that steroid nasal spray can cause bones diseases and weakness?

Not really: All medications that contain cortisone like steroids have a label required by fda to mention that they "may" effect eyes, bones, growth, adrenal gland, etc. The real problem is with steroid pills used for long periods or steroid injections. Steroid nasal sprays are very safe in the recommended dosages. The current available data is reassuring. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: steroid nasal spray?

Allergy medicine: 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, omnaris, nasalide, and veramyst. ...Read more

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I am on a fluticasone steroid nasal spray for allergy and sinusitis prevention. If I have a cold should I keep taking it or should I temporarily stop?

I am on a fluticasone steroid nasal spray for allergy and sinusitis prevention. If I have a cold should I keep taking it or should I temporarily stop?

Keep taking: Keep taking your allergy medicines throughout cold. You could even increase the dose of your nasal spray, max dose 2 sprays in each nostril twice a sat during illness ...Read more

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Can I use xlear nasal spray whilst I am using beconase steroid nasal spray. Am suffering chronic sinusitis due to concha bullosa :(?

Can I use xlear nasal spray whilst I am using beconase steroid nasal spray. Am suffering chronic sinusitis due to concha bullosa :(?

Yes: Beconase (beclomethasone) is an intranasal steroid to suppress the inflammation in your nose and the xlear is likely a decongestant. Are you seeing an ent? If not, you might want to get those concha bullosas removed or at least consider balloon angioplasty. I would also recommend increasing the Beconase (beclomethasone) to 2 sprays to each nostril twice daily for 2 weeks. ...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?

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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Can a decongestant like Mucinex (guaifenesin) and a steroid nasal spray like fluticasone taken too much over time cause loss of smell and taste?

Can a decongestant like Mucinex (guaifenesin) and a steroid nasal spray like fluticasone taken too much over time cause loss of smell and taste?

Mucinex (guaifenesin): Is not a nasal decongestant. It is same as Guaifenesin or plain Robitussin which is a mucolytic or expectorant. Chronic nasal congestion can make you lose sense of taste and smell, and likely not the medicines. ...Read more

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I have been prescribed steroid nasal spray 4 blocked euchastain tube&tinnitus. The spray seems2make it louder&move into other ear, why would that be?

I have been prescribed steroid nasal spray 4 blocked euchastain tube&tinnitus. The spray seems2make it louder&move into other ear, why would that be?

No good explanation: Unless relieving the obstruction at one eustachean tube makes the other one sound relatively worse (even though it may not be so). If this continues, talk to your doctor about it. ...Read more

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Can allergic rhinitis cause vertigo symptoms, fuzzy/static feeling in head and ears? Dr gave RX steroid nasal spray for symptoms and Dramamine.

Can allergic rhinitis cause vertigo symptoms, fuzzy/static feeling in head and ears? Dr gave RX steroid nasal spray for symptoms and Dramamine.

Congestion: Sinus congestion can cause all sorts of problems,, so if you have congestion along with ear fullness, dizziness, etc it is likely that the congestion is contributing. Also, the tubes that drain your ears could also be blocked, causing your ears to get congested. Good luck! ...Read more

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Why my doctor asked me to use 1.steroid nasal spray 2.saline nasal spray after septoplasty splint removal. Pls state the usage differences in context.

I think:: Steroid nasal spray: to reduce the inflammation after surgery.
Saline solution: to keep your mucosa moisturized and prevent the dryness caused by the inhaled steroids
so you can breathe! ...Read more

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Have a deviated nasal septum, don't want surgery. Been causing post nasal drip & bad breath for years, taking nasal spray & antihistamine. Not helping.

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 more

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I have a 1/8 inch white sore inside my nose, straight back into the sinus cavity. I have allergies, nasal spray addiction, cpap and deviated septum.?

I have a 1/8 inch white sore inside my nose, straight back into the sinus cavity. I have allergies, nasal spray addiction, cpap and deviated septum.?

Need ENT: Evaluation to determine the nature of the lesion. There are a number of possibilities and visualization is required to distinguish between them. A biopsy may be required. ...Read more

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Is nasal steroid safe for a person with deviated septum?

Likely Yes: Point your nasal steroid outwards (away from your septum) when you use. That is advice I give to everyone using nasal steroids whether they have a deviated septum. ...Read more

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Why does my nose plug up every night when I lay down? My only relief is afrin (oxymetazoline) spray. Is it sinus or deviated septum?

No Afrin!: You may have allergies. Afrin is a bad medicine as you become accostumed to it. You should see a doctor. Perhaps a steroid nasal spray is better for you at night or an allergy. Any new pets, carpet, etc? ...Read more

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My nose is blocked, worse when sleeping but not runny. I have a slight deviated septum and inflammed sinus. Dr gave Avamys spray. How long till better?

My nose is blocked, worse when sleeping but not runny. I have a slight deviated septum and inflammed sinus. Dr gave Avamys spray. How long till better?

5-7 days: Avamyst spray should be aimed at the sides of the nose and not the center. Assuming that it works for you and you are using the right technique, it starts working in about 12 hrs but optimal benefit is reached after 5-7 days of daily use. If your allergy is severe, you will need to consult an allergist. ...Read more

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I was using a nasal spray wrong and I guess it hit my middle nasal septum and it's red and swollen to this day & it happend about 2 months ago?

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I was using a nasal spray wrong and I guess it hit my middle nasal septum and it's red and swollen to this day & it happend about 2 months ago?

Go see ur Family Doc: If your nose is still bothering after an incident from 2mo ago, it's time to see your Family Doc for an initial evaluation. S/he can then refer to ENT if appropriate. Since you didn't mention type of nasal spray, I'll offer unasked bit of advice: avoid nasal decongestant sprays which can cause rhinitis medicamentosa. Check out http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/14/health/14spra.html for more info. ...Read more

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Will using a salt water nasal spray help prevent developing a perforated septum?

Will using a salt water nasal spray help prevent developing a perforated septum?

Perforated septum: A perforated septum can occur after nasal trauma, with drug use and after surgery. Saline sprays are neither here nor there in preventing septal perforations. Have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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