Flonase and ear congestion

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No change in tinnitus, so I discontinued anti-allergy meds. I randomly get slight sinus issues and then ear congestion follows, so to me it's obviously related, but i can'f find relief, esp from tinnitus. Help?
My PCP said she saw a little bit of fluid in this ear I have a lot of scar tissue on ear drum in this ear from ear infections all my life) and gave me amoxicillin. It has not helped. She also prescribed Loradene for me ..this just dried me up more and added to the congestion. I have been diagnosed 10 years ago wit hypertension shich is disappearing because of exercise and diet lost 80lbs.) but I am still afraid to take the over the counter decongestants.
Lysol spray (and similar products) can cause many problems with your ears, nose, and throat... including frequent ear infections and congestion. Hope you are feeling better soon!
If its your cat then, they'll give you whatever medication to help and try to keep your cat away from where you sleep in the meantime. I have a dog and I know that's hard but that is supposed to be helpful. Good luck!
I've gone to many ent's, pcp's, had ct done last one years ago, and have gotten no where. Most of the dr's just tell me to take Flonase or nasonex, or something like it, or use a sinus wash. I've tried these and nothing seems to work. This year seems to be the worst I ever recall, I've had tinitis since February. Last ent I went to did allergy testing as well as hearing test. Allergy testing showed allergy to dustmites, mold, and cockroaches (eww).
Last summer I thought I had some wax in my ear, I ran to the dr. a couple of times and they said my ears were clean and no fluid behind the ear drum. I was put on a decongestant, mucinex, etc. but it just kept getting worse. In August I started running to ENTs_-all they'd do is give me a hearing test and say my ears looked good. One put me on prednisone for 7 days but it did no good. Meanwhile, I was miserable, it felt like someone had poured water into my head.
It began with complete ear fullness. Went to internist, and he gave me Rhinocort and said to take Sudafed. It then appeared to go away for 2 weeks. Then it returned, but not to the severity as the first time. I proceeded to an ENT who peformed the test analyzing the pressure in the inner ear canals. Came back negative. I have continued to use the Rhinocort along with Sudafed and Claritin D. I then began to experience slight jaw pain in the area below the ear. Hurts when I chew.
(CT scan finally confirmed that). Then still had ear troubles and the Ketek antibiotic didn't help ENT then gave me Levaquin and more steroids(pill & injection) At same time places a vent tube in my left ear. I immediately felt a horrible pressure in my right ear but strangly enough it would sometimes feel like my left ear was full. Then I get right ear tubed. So, for almost 2 years with the tubes and able to fly.
Diagnosed with a Sinus Infection, he gave me a round of antibiotics, 2 different RX nasal sprays, and hydrocodone cough syrup. While my sinus and chest congestion has subsided, the pressure in my ears have not. Baseball in right ear, golf ball in left, my voice echoes loudly in my head, ear ringing, vertigo and the worse part is hearing loss. Went back to the Dr. he gave me a Medro dose pack 4mg. On the first day of taking this, I felt my ears begin to pop.
However, I don't think that was the case. My ear has been feeling on and off pressure over the last 2 months, and now it is very annoying. My hearing ability seems to be OK, though sometimes my ears feel sensitive to loud or unusual sounds. When I swallow, I hear a crackling sound in my ear, not very loud at all, but pretty consistent. Also, just recently, the area near my glands has felt some pressure that seems to be tied into my ear problem.
It has to do with the blood vessels inside your nose that expand and cause congestion and after sometime the blood vessels can not return back to a normal state and that would cause chronic nasal congestion. and post nasal drainage as well.
When I went to the doc a couple weeks ago for the Prednisone, he told me that anxiety can make the inner ear pressure worsen, so If the inner ear pressure is causing the brain to produce anxiety, and the anxiety makes the inner ear pressure worsen, then how will I ever win this battle?? I have tried Dramamine, hasn't helped. Yes, I've heard that a mixture of local honey with cinnamon (one tsp. 3/day) is a good antibacterial, anti-fungal and antiviral solution.
Unfortunately since you exposed yourself to loud music, and caused damage to your ear, the rining is most likely permanent and unrelated to your other symptoms. It can be affected by the other symptoms in small ways. I know my ringing is "quieter" when my ears are more congested. I will say that my ENT is baffled by the ringing in my ears since I have no hearing loss at all and he says that the ETD should not cause the ringing.
i was prescribed actually 3 rounds of doxycycline for it, and flonase, and also sudafed. i have polyps that have formed in each side of my nasal cavity. MISERABLE! Dr. also thinks some ofit is allergy-related. But in the last week or so, i have had the weird tingly sensations on my scalp/head. sort of like when you get cold chills but just in random spots on my head. doesn'thurt, just odd.
So after 4 months I decided I am going to try and not put the drops in as recommended and see if my fluid in my ear goes away. I have jaw pain occassionally and the muscle below my ear hurts. I have had these syptoms for almost a year. I have been to a chiropractor who noticed my head is shifted more to the right than in the center. I have had a couple of adjustments to see if this helps my ear drain.
old I had such bad ear infections that I blew out my eardrum and entire middle and inner ear. When I was 17 the doctor (my hero) performed a Radical Mastoidectomy w/ a Temporal Flap. In other words, he cleaned out my ear for once and for all and sewed my ear shut with the Temporal Muscle from the side of my head. For the past 19 years I have been having issues with the remaining ear. Several doctors could not find anything wrong and kept sending me home.
Coughing, phlegm, sneezing, head congestion, now my left ear is losing it, eyes turning read and itching, chest tightness, hoarseness..the symptoms are endless it seems. I was diagnosed with allergies to southern pollen. Well, i moved out of the south and the symptoms have gotten worse. I dont buy the allergy thing. I've never had a history of allergies or getting sick. But this is frustrating me. CAT scans and X rays have shown nothing. And I keep getting Claritin from the doctor.
Numerous polyps and 90% blockage in both right sinuses and 50% in left. I have been having such bad congestion, especially at night and post nasal drip. ENT said looks like polyp tissue starting to re-grow. GREAT! So I took the 6 day prednisone pack which was great, could smell again for 7 days, along with Leviquin for 14 days. As soon as I was off the prednisone the congestion came back. Now the DR wants me back on Leviquin for another 10 days. Not real happy about this.
I was using it for my allergies my sinuses were so congested it was making my teeth and face hurt so bad and giving me a clogged ear with an ear ache. It did seem to help some but now she wants me to not use it for a couple of weeks to see if that was causing my nose irriation she said some people have that problem from using this product. So if it was the problem not sure what they will use for my allergies. It's always something lol. Good luck with your congestion the Flonase might help.
Any inflammation in the nose and sinuses can cause inflammation around the Eustachian tube, which is the tube that runs from the back of the nose to the middle ear and is responsible for draining the middle ear of fluid. If there is Eustachian tube dysfunction from nose or sinus inflammation, fluid can remain in the middle ear which can lead to dizziness. Along with steroid nasal spray, you can use OTC decongestants/antihistamines to relieve the congestion.
Not every night, but 1 out of 4 at least. And I do still have some pain in my right face and ear. Again, I definitely will talk to the Dr. about what I've read in the forum and I appreciate everyone's input. I hope between us all we can get relief!
Have found LARGE doses of prednisone help greatly (methylprednisolone, less so), but also cause side effects. Am currently taking Astelin and Rynatan as a steady regimen and Flonase semi-regularly. I am at my wit's end....any other ideas?
My other docs put me on prednisone and inhalers that DON'T HELP! I too have had nose/sinus congestion and ifficulty swallowing off and on for a REALLY long time. My voice comes and goes at will. Those other docs just give meds you don't need because they don't understand. I am confident that for both of us, we will be better soon! I am hoping my surgery will be around the same time...just waiting on the insurance now.
I have invented the cure for sinusitis, but it requires bending over in a hot shower to get the saline solution to every part of the sinuses. It's risky, but I cleared up a 5 year long bout of chronic sinusitis, and 3 bouts of acute sinusitis, and multiple colds. The instructions are posted on my journal as Flip-Turn Sinus Flush.
she thought the dizziness was a result of congestion putting pressure on my skull and inner and middle ear. she listened to my heartbeat and apparantly heard nothing unusual because she didnt bring it up. my blood pressure was okay. i didnt have a temperature. she prescribed me claritin, flonase, and singulair. they help the symptoms a bit but i still get those spooky dizzy spells, sometimes even waking up in the middle of the night to them. i also still get a lot of crackling in my ear.
I have experienced the same daily " aches" and muscle pains especially in the morning , along with congestion , headache, or severe sinus migraines. I was also told to eliminate wheat from my diet, while drinking a detox shake of supplements and things that detox the body from allergens. Every morning i'd wake up like a truck hit me, stiff, sore, but not my bones. Like it was my muscles. I thought " chronic fatigue syndrome? Fybromyalgia?
My 6 year old daughter has chronic sinus congestion and drainage, ear stuffiness with it being hard to hear sometimes, chronic feeling of something bothering her throat and she says it is hard to breathe in her throat. The pediatrician has said her symptoms are from allergies so she has been on Zyrtec and Flonase for awhile now. That has helped in the past but for the last 4-5 months she is complaining of these symptoms even when she does not have a cold.
It began with a cold and I thought it was sinus, then allergy so I took claritan D and Flonase. And this did not help. Had ct scan (normal). I am now taking antibiotic because doctor says it could be infection because I am congested. For pain = Butalb Acetamin-Caff 50-325-40. Which I have not taken yet. Also, Doctor indicated that it could be migraines. Nothing is helping and I am frustrated. Can anyone help?
doc, they tested me for allergies- I was fine. They told me to just take flonase and it would help. Once I started B-vitamins (as my treatment for anxiety), I felt a lot calmer, and the sinus pressure and stuffiness in my head and ears seemed to get a lot better. I have also started sleeping with two pillows- to keep my head propped up. THis way my ears dont get plugged like they used to. I really think sinus/ear congestion is related to anxiety.
Then I had a CAT SCAN and my doctor diagnosed me with Tullios dissorder/syndrome and said to se a specialist at John HOPKINS but never did he said most people take a nasel decongestant to dry out the inner ear and it does seem to help I have had this for 5 years and I am 38 yrs old .
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