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Acute sinusitis, Nasal sprays and their side effects - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Answered : 37 Questions
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can i help you
User :   sir im having ann acute problem of sinus attack from over a week plzz duggest some remedy
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u have running nose and haeadache
Doctor :   u can take dolo 650 mg tablet after food
User :   headache is not that severe but i do have a running nose
Doctor :   if u develop food
Doctor :   develop fever sorry
Doctor :   u need to see a physician
Doctor :   u might need anti biotic
Doctor :   ok
User :   sometimes i wake up at night fron a sinus attack and find that i cant breath from my nose at all
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   get a xray of sinus
Doctor :   and consult a ENT surgeon
Doctor :   u need a course of antibiotic
Doctor :   ok
User :   but i dont want to go for a surgery is that alright?
Doctor :   only after examination
Doctor :   one can say whether u need surgery
Doctor :   most times with medicine
Doctor :   u should be ok
Doctor :   ok
User :   can u tell something about steroid nasal sprays?
User :   and where i could find them?
User :   i read about them in a forum from the states.
Doctor :   what would u like to know about steriod nasal spray
User :   as in where i could find them and what would your opinion be for using them.
Doctor :   Yes, as I am chatting with some patients simultaneously. Please bear with us for a reply
Doctor :   Beclomethasone
Doctor :   nasal spray is used
User :   would it be ok for me to use it i mean at my age?
Doctor :   Nasal Spray only as preventive therapy
Doctor :   Although some people begin to notice improvement within a day or two, it may take 1 or 2 weeks for the full benefits to appear
User :   thanks a lot sir your a life saver.
Doctor :   Acne, agitation, allergic reactions, breathing problems, bruising, cataracts, chest pain, cold sores, cough, depression, dizziness, dry mouth, ear infections, fever, fluid retention, flu-like symptoms, headache, hives, hoarseness, increased pressure within the eye (glaucoma), itching, joint pain, light-headedness, mental disturbances, moon face, mouth or throat infection, muscle pain, nasal and throat dryness and irritation, nasal burning, nausea, nose infection, nosebleed, pain, pinkeye, "pins and needles" sensation, ringing in the ears, runny nose, skin rash, skin wasting, sneezing, sore mouth or throat, stuffy nose, stunted growth, tearing eyes, unpleasant--or loss of--taste and smell, upset stomach, vomiting, weight gain, wheezing
Doctor :   these are the side effects
Doctor :   If you are sensitive to or have ever had an allergic reaction to beclomethasone or other steroid drugs, you should not take
Doctor :   i suggest to consult ur doctor
Doctor :   before u use it
Doctor :   for ur own safety
User :   ok. thanks
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