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Mometasone Nasal Irrigation for Chronic Rhinosinusitis

What is Chronic Rhinosinusitis?

Chronic rhinosinusitis is a condition where the sinus cavities in the face are inflamed. It is characterized by symptoms including facial pain and pressure, decreased sense of smell, nasal drainage, and nasal obstruction. This condition can be uncomfortable and ultimately lead to a decreased quality of life for the patient. There are multiple treatment options available to help improve these symptoms, including nasal sprays and irrigations.

What is Mometasone?

Mometasone is a corticosteroid. It has many uses, but when used in the nose, it can help decrease inflammation caused by chronic rhinosinusitis. It is typically used in a nasal spray, but may also be compounded into a nasal irrigation for more symptom relief.

What are the benefits?

Studies have shown that using a nasal irrigation with a steroid, such as mometasone, provides greater relief from chronic rhinosinusitis. Typically, chronic rhinosinusitis is treated with a saline nasal irrigation without any medicine added. The addition of a medicine like mometasone helps further decrease inflammation and provides better symptom control.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do I know if I have Chronic Rhinosinusitis?
      1. Your doctor will let you know if you have chronic rhinosinusitis based on your signs and symptoms and by looking inside your nose.
  • How do I get mometasone nasal irrigation?
      1. While mometasone nasal spray is available over the counter, your doctor can write a prescription to have mometasone compounded to be used in a nasal irrigation system.
  • How do I use a nasal irrigation system?
    1. Using distilled water, the irrigation bottle is placed inside the nostril and gently squeezed until water flows out the other nostril. The process is repeated on the other side.

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