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Brown mucus when blowing nose, have emphysema and atrial fibrillation. Prescribed Naseptin cream. Anything better on market?

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Been prescribed Naseptin cream is there anything better on the market? He has brown mucus when blowing nose. Has emphasema & atrial fibrillation.
Posted Sat, 21 Jul 2012 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Answered by Dr. Naveen Kumar 2 hours later


Thanks for the query

Naseptin cream is used to prevent dryness of the nasal mucosa and thus the nasal bleed. It is indeed one of the best ointments available in the market for the treatment of nasal bleed due to dry nose.

According to your description he can be having the nasal bleed due to following conditions:

1. Sinusitis (brown mucus when blowing nose).
2. Dryness of the nose due to atrophy of the glands present in the nose, secondary to the age.
3. Blood thinners used for treatment of atrial fibrillation.

The actual cause of the bleeding needs to be evaluated and treated accordingly. Presuming it to be more of sinus related problem you can try the following:

1. Saline nasal spray - to keep the nasal mucosa moist and also helping in bringing out the secretions from the nose.
2. A mucolytic - such as bromhexine or ambroxol for thinning out the nasal secretions.
3. To consume plenty of warm water - to keep the body tissues hydrated.
4. Naseptin to be continued.
5. Cardiologist consultation for change of the medicine for blood thinner.

Hope I have answered the query; I will be available for the follow-up queries.

Dr. Naveen Kumar N.
ENT and Head & Neck Surgeon
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