Do nasal sprays treat sinus infections?

Enhance. While a true sinus infection is best treated with antibiotics, there is data that one can enhance the resolution of symptoms by adding an intra-nasal steroid spray. This addition is probably most helpful in patients who have some nasal congestion on an allergic basis. The use of an intra-nasal decongestant may also be helpful in the first few days of treatment to enhance drainage.

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My right ear is producing no ear wax and hurts and feels pressurized... My left ear is producing alot. I've been getting bad head aches whats going on? I have had monthly sinus infections. Another ent had me try a nasal spray and Allegra D to see if it's a

Ear issues. Have you been evaluated for reflux? Consider elevating your head of bed by placing a pillow between mattress and box spring try prevecid/ ranitidine to decrease gastric acid. Check for H pylori a bacteria that can cause gastrits, check for food allergies like milk /gluten check for sleep apnea, TMJ f/u with Gi/ nutritionist then ENT.
Inner ear/sinus. You may have fluid or infection in both your inner ear and sinuses: requires an ENT or medical exam for definitive diagnosis.

I was sick in 2013 with a nasty flu virus and I had a weird head pain from a headache that made my head twinge, it went away but now for the past year I have been getting sinus pain, I take nasal spray Flonase, which my primary gave me, I've done neti pot

Sinus is only mild. Headache pain from sinus obstruction can be associated with acute sinusitis +/- allergic nasal inflammation that worsens with barometric pressure from weather changes. Such discomfort responds easily to decongestants and is rarely moderate or severe; in such cases look for other causes: neck strain, eye issues, variation of migraine or tension headaches, etc. A brain Ct or MRI may be indicated.

I used my longtime boyfriends nasal spray today because I caught a nasty cold that he had a few days ago. What's my risk for sinus infection?

See below. A viral infection causing cold is always associated with sinus infection, not necessarily bacterial infection. The use of nasal spray will not change the matter. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine.
Nasal spray. Would not use someone else's spray due to risk of spreading infection plus the spray is meant for treatment of allergies. You should be evaluated if you think you have sinus infection or a cold.

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.

2 wks of ABs for sinus infection its now gone. Still very inflamed, sore and dry nose. Prescribed Beclometasone nasal spray. Right choice?

Should be fine. Yes, any steroid nose spray should help symptoms. Can also use with a salt water rinse. Do the salt water rinse first, then use nose spray - point outwards and back toward ear, use twice a day.