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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?

Nasal septal perf: If you already have an issue with your nasal septum that puts you at risk for developing a septal perforation, use of saline nasal spray will not necessarily prevent the perforation from occurring. If you have not done so already, see an ENT for evaluation and treatment of the cause. This may prevent the perforation. ...Read more

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Have a perforated septum, recently prescribed rhinocort aqua nasal spray, worried it'll make my condition worse. Should i be worried?

Have a perforated septum, recently prescribed rhinocort aqua nasal spray, worried it'll make my condition worse. Should i be worried?

Yes: Nasal septal perforations are a problem. They crust and bleed easily. Unfortunately using a nasal spray can sometimes aggravate the situation even though you angle the spray away from the perforation. You might be better to try to get the perforation fixed. If the perforation is small fixing it is relatively easy. Seek an experienced ENT physician who will be able to advise you in more detail. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used salt water nasal spray?

Has anyone ever used salt water nasal spray?

Yes: Millions use some form of saline (salt water) spray through out the world. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use a salt water nasal spray clean out your sinuses with hay fever allergies?

Is it safe to use a salt water nasal spray clean out your sinuses with hay fever allergies?

Yes: That is the lowest level of intervention you can take, so is good to start there. May have continued help even if need to add medication to it later. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a saline nasal spray and salt water?

What is the difference between a saline nasal spray and salt water?

Same principle: saline nasal spray is salty but more diluted,in salt water concentration is different and you can customize it by increasing salt, which isn't recommended, would be much irritating ...Read more

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Can someone tell me how to fix a stuffy nose without nasal spray or salt water or anything?

Can someone tell me how to fix a stuffy nose without nasal spray or salt water or anything?

It depends: Try breathe rite strips like the football players wear. They provide quite a bit of opening of the nasal canal if worn properly. However, you should try to find the cause if it is chronic, whether allergy, infection, or anatomy. ...Read more

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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

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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 ?

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 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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How do i get rid of post nasal drip and dry it out back there? ive tried salt water, sinus rinse,nose spray, steam and wet just isnt working. help!

How do i get rid of post nasal drip and dry it out back there? ive tried salt water, sinus rinse,nose spray, steam and wet just isnt working. help!

Pollen: I just checked the US pollen map and Levittown is having the highest counts in the country right now, so I suspect this is a seasonal problem. nasal steroid spray daily and antihistamine like allegra, claritin, zyrtec will be first line and if that fails see an allergist. other causes are vasomotor rhinitis, nasal esosinophilia and aspirin allergy and nasal polyps. ...Read more

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Do you have any more tips how to cure a acute blocked nose (or just get a momentary relief) without using nasal spray or warm salty water?

Steam: If you heat water in a pan until it is steaming. Place a towel over your head and (keeping your face away from the pot), allow the steam to go through your nostrils. Do not burn yourself. If you want a less risky option, try taking a hot shower and allowing the steam to build up. ...Read more

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How can I prevent my nasal spray (Flonase) from dripping down my throat?Also, is it safe to swallow?

How can I prevent my nasal spray (Flonase) from dripping down my throat?Also, is it safe to swallow?

Good Technique: Practicing good technique will limit dripping: Close one nostril and put tip of spray nozzle in other nostril. Put just the tip into your nose, aim slightly away from center of nose. While sniffing gently, press down on spray nozzle once or twice. You'll feel a light mist in your nose. Breathe out through your mouth. Repeat in other nostril. Swallowing some of the spray is not dangerous. ...Read more

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I have been exposed to MRSA and was wondering if there is a nasal spray i can use to prevent me from getting mrsa?

I have been exposed to MRSA and was wondering if there is a nasal spray i can use to prevent me from getting mrsa?

No: The best thing to do is wash your hands regularly . If you are worried about a carrier state a nasal swab can be done. This would definitely be done if you were admitted to the hospital and told them you were exposed. If you were going to have surgery i would recommend the swab be done and if positive, treated with nasal Mupirocin ointment and oral doxycycline. ...Read more

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Should I use otrivine nasal spray and sudafed Pseudoephedrine prior to my flight to try and prevent sinus barotrauma? Will this do the trick?

Should I use otrivine nasal spray and sudafed Pseudoephedrine prior to my flight to try and prevent sinus barotrauma? Will this do the trick?

May help: This combination may be helpful in keeping your nasal and sinus openings more patent if you have problem with nasal congestion. However without knowing whether there are other issues such as the size of the sinus openings etc, it is impossible to tell. ...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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My nose is only dry on the right side i try nasal spray even wetting the inside with water and when i look inside my nose it seems as if it's swollen?

Swollen, dry nose: Greetings. The dryness inside your nose may be due to rhinitis and your inner nasal anatomy. A deviated nasal septum, turbinate enlargement or even a subtle bacterial overgrowth in the front of your nose could be responsible for your troubles. Saline nasal spray and an OTC topical nasal gel may help. It may be worth a trip to see your ENT doctor to have a more thorough evaluation. ...Read more

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Does continuing to take allergy medicine (allergy pill and nasal spray) prevent the flu or common cold?

Does continuing to take allergy medicine (allergy pill and nasal spray) prevent the flu or common cold?

Absolutely not: Allergy medicine is great for treating allergies and the nasal steroids such as Flonase may provide some slight symptomatic relief during a nose cold. Allergy meds (or any of several other treatments advertised as preventing a cold) really do little to prevent the cold. The best prevention is the simple old-fashioned stuff, wash hands frequently, avoid sick people and rest and take care when sick. ...Read more

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