What can I do about nasal congestion/inflammation swelling? Is nasonex (mometasone) or Flonase the only treatment?

Inflamed nose. It is a good treatment but some individuals improve by avoiding irritants or allergens. Others benefit from intranasal saline or cromolyns (nasalchrom) or antihistamines (astelex or astepro). Lastly if your problem is due to chronic allergies rebuilding your immune system with specific immunotherapy is a good idea.

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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...

I have allergic rhinitis and I am taking muntelukast and zyrtic, nasonex (mometasone) sterimar for almost 3 months, still I have nasal congestion what can I d0?

Go see your doctor. Sounds like you're on a good regimen, including leukotriene inhibitor, oral antihistamine & nasal steroid. Find out what's causing allergies by getting skin or blood test looking for allergens that can be avoided. Short of that, you can try different antihistamines and/or nasal steroids. Just b/c one brand doesn't work doesn't mean another won't. It's like choosing btwn chevy, dodge & ford. Read more...
Next step. Get a thorough ENT exam, possibly there is an anatomic reason for your continuted congestion; like a deviated septum or turbinate abnormalities; or enlarged adenoids(not likely in adult). Also, allergy testing can be done and possibly you could get started on allergy immunotherapy(shots) or sublingual immunotherapy(drops under tongue) to give you better symptom control and treat the problem. Read more...
Allergy evaluation. The medications are appropriate for allergic rhinitis. An allergy evaluation shoudl be completed if not done already. This would indicate if in fact you have an allergic conditon or if some other condition needs to be explored. Read more...

Hello doctor! I have a problem that their is a swelling inside my nose so that I feel nasal congestion all the time. Please tell me what disease I have and what is the treatment for that?

Nasal congestion. You likely have allergic rhinitis. Some people have only seasonal allergies while other have year round allergy symptoms. Typically year-round allergies are triggered by allergens such as pets, dust mites, mold or even cockroach. Nasal steroid sprays are generally most effective for nasal stuffiness. However nasal saline rinses will help a lot as well. There other treatment options as well. Read more...

After successfully using Tamsulosin for years (BPH), its nasal congestion is no longer well controlled by Flonase. What are my alternatives?

ENT. Since alpha blocker drugs like tamsulosin cause nasal congestion by vasodilation (as opposed to the vasoconstriction of a decongestant) I can see no reason why nasal steroids would be particularly helpful with congestion solely due to this medication. I suggest you see an ENT or allergy physician for evaluation. Read more...

What causes chronic nasal congestion which responds to afrin but not astelin, flonase, or sinus rinses? Can surgery even work in a case like this?

Afrin (oxymetazoline) rebound. Afrin (oxymetazoline) causes severe narrowing of the blood vessels in the nose and thus the effect on decongestion. However prolonged constriction leads to decrease blood supply to the tissue and may lead to permanent damages. The nose also becomes less responsive to afrin (oxymetazoline) with prolonged use . Flonase counteracts inflammation and Astelin is an antihistamine and neither constricts the blood vessels. Read more...

Doc gave me mometasone furoate nasal spray due to chronic nasal congestion. Said it might take some time to start working. How long to see any benefit?

4-7 days. Nasal steroid starts working in about 12 hrs but works optimally only after several days of daily use. Do note that not all people respond to nasal steroid even though it remains the most effective for allergic rhinitis. Read more...