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Nasal Drug Delivery

Nasal drug delivery is one of the more overlooked methods of drug administration. Research is just starting to catch up to the widespread prescribing of nasal sprays by physicians. The nasal sprays most patients will be familiar with are things like decongestants for cold symptom relief and antihistamines for relief of allergy symptoms. However there are many other conditions that can be treated with nasally administered medications. History of Nasal…
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Clinical Trial on Intranasal Budesonide

A recent study concluded that budesonide in saline nasal rinse results in improvement of chronic rhinosinusitis symptoms. The study was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery and was conducted by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, Missouri. The researchers wanted to learn what the effect would be of adding budesonide to a large-volume, low-pressure saline sinus irrigation for patients…
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Rhinosinusitis and Topical Nasal Therapy

Drs. Jonathan Liang and Andrew Lane state in their article on topical drug delivery for chronic rhinosinusitis: “While the introduction of endoscopic sinus surgery revolutionized surgical management and has led to significantly improved patient outcomes, medical therapy remains the foundation of long-term care of chronic rhinosinusitis, particularly in surgically recalcitrant cases. … The goal of topical therapy is to address the inflammation, infection, and mucociliary dysfunction that underlies the disease.”…
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Dry Mouth Treatment

Dry mouth (xerostomia) is a common condition that has multiple possible causes. It results from either a decrease in the production of saliva or a change in saliva’s composition. Dry mouth is frequently associated with the use of certain medications and is common in patients undergoing radiation therapy. Individuals with Sjogren’s syndrome have chronic dry mouth that requires long-term care. Compounded treatments include a topical dry mouth spray that can…
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Miracle Mouthwash

Miracle mouthwash, also sometimes referred to as magic mouthwash, is a broad term used to describe a variety of oral rinses for treating stomatitis and oral thrush. These mouthwashes are frequently prescribed for patients undergoing radiation or chemotherapy.  A miracle mouthwash most often contains a combination of ingredients that can include an antihistamine, corticosteroid, antibiotic, antifungal, and anesthetic. Since there are no commercially available mouthwashes with each of these ingredients,…
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Antifungal Mouthwash for Thrush

Oral thrush, which is due to an accumulation of the fungus Candida albicans, is the most common type of oral fungal infection. Oral thrush occurs when the fungus Candida albicans over-accumulates in the mouth and causes a white coating on the tongue. This fungus is often present in a healthy mouth but can cause oral thrush if it is not managed by the body’s normal immune response.  It is especially…
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Tetracaine for ENT Procedures

Tetracaine is a potent ester used as a topical anesthetic for ENT procedures. Tetracaine is effective for anesthetizing accessible mucous membranes including the larynx, trachea, and esophagus. Onset is within 6-12 minutes and the effects can last up to two hours. Tetracaine has ten times the potency of procaine and has been shown to be a superior topical anesthetic for nasal procedures. It produces greater decreases in pain perception than…
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Antifungal Nasal Spray

An antifungal nasal spray is prescribed for topical treatment of infections in the nasal passages and sinuses. Fungal infections can lead to chronic sinusitis with nasal congestion, runny nose, and difficulty breathing.  Individuals with compromised immune systems are more susceptible to fungal infections that can progress to a serious condition. Those who have had to live in environments with mold sometimes develop biotoxin illness, which can require multiple treatment methods…
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Treating Allergic Rhinitis from Seasonal Allergies

Spring is the time when people with seasonal allergies usually suffer the most. Seasonal allergies can vary depending on location, but high pollen counts in the Spring and Summer are the cause of many allergy-sufferers sinus symptoms. Allergens during these seasons can cause a condition called allergic rhinitis, which is another name for the familiar runny nose, sneezing, and itching associated with an allergic response. While some people will try…
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Treatment Options for Chronic Sinusitis

What is Chronic Sinusitis? Chronic sinusitis is a common condition in which the sinuses become inflamed and swollen for at least 12 weeks, despite treatment attempts.  This condition interferes with drainage and causes mucus buildup.  Breathing through your nose might be difficult and the area around your face might feel swollen, causing pain.  Chronic sinusitis can be brought on by an infection, by growths in the sinuses (nasal polyps) or…
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