Doctors Say An Oxytocin Nasal Spray Could Help Lonely Folks Feel Better

Experts say there is a loneliness epidemic out there, and that single men make up the bulk of those who are suffering. While society tries to figure out what’s causing it and how to fix it, researchers say a blast of oxytocin could hold people over until help arrives. This intriguing study, published in Psychother Psychosom, …

What Medications Treat Nasal Polyps?

Tired of living with a stuffy nose, postnasal drip, sinus infections, facial pain, poor sense of smell, and the other symptoms that come with nasal polyps? It’s time to seek treatment. “There are a full array of treatments available for nasal polyps,” says Cecelia Damask, DO, an ear, nose, and throat specialist in Lake Mary, …

What It’s Like to Have Nasal Polyp Surgery

Bruce Black is no stranger to sinus trouble. He’s had it for much of his adult life, thanks to hay fever, asthma, and nasal polyps. Nasal polyps are teardrop-shaped growths that can form anywhere in your nose or sinuses. They aren’t cancer, but can wreak havoc on your nasal passages. Black’s first surgery to remove …

Cutting-Edge Nasal Tech Could Usher in a New Era of Medicine

June 19, 2023 – Noses are like caverns — twisting, turning, no two exactly the same. But if you nose past anyone’s nostrils, you’ll discover a surprisingly sprawling space.  “The size of the nasal cavity is about the same as a large handkerchief,” said Hugh Smyth, PhD, a professor of molecular pharmaceutics and drug delivery …

FDA Approves New Nasal Spray to Reverse Overdoses

By Cara Murez  HealthDay Reporter TUESDAY, May 23, 2023 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved a second nasal spray for reversing an opioid overdose. To be sold as Opvee, the spray contains the medication nalmefene hydrochloride and will be available to Americans aged 12 and older with a prescription, …

Nasal COVID Treatment Shows Early Promise Against Multiple Variants

March 31, 2023 – An antiviral therapy in early development has the potential to prevent COVID-19 infections when given as a nasal spray as little as 4 hours before exposure. It also appears to work as a treatment if used within 4 hours after infection inside the nose, new research reveals.  Known as TriSb92 (brand name …

FDA Approves Fast-Acting Nasal Spray for Migraines, Pfizer Says

March 10, 2023 — The FDA has approved a nasal spray that is expected to provide fast relief from migraines, the pharmaceutical company Pfizer said Friday. The drug zavegepant will be sold under the brand name Zavzpret and should be available in pharmacies by July 2023, the company said in a news release. The cost …

Are You Overusing Nasal Spray?

Yes. Just ask Marianne McCall. A few allergy seasons back, she thought her seasonal congestion might never end. In April, she’d begun to use a topical nasal-spray decongestant. The over-the-counter (OTC) drug worked like a charm. By summer, she was still using the spray daily. Yet it was helping for shorter and shorter periods. Between …

Nasal Spray for Allergies Now Available Without a Prescription

July 12, 2022 – A little over a year after its FDA approval, Bayer has announced that its prescription-strength nasal spray for indoor and outdoor allergies (brand name Astepro) is now available over the counter nationwide. Astepro, which is made up of 0.15% strength of the antihistamine azelastine and can take just 30 minutes to …

Nasal Sprays for COVID Vaccine Being Developed

May 9, 2022 — Scientists are working on COVID vaccines delivered through nasal sprays that could stop the coronavirus from invading the body at its most common entry point, the mucous membrane of the nose and throat. More than a dozen clinical trials with nasal sprays are under way, The Guardian reported. USA Today said …

Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Safe for Kids With Asthma

March 30, 2022 The nasal spray flu vaccine does not worsen symptoms for children with asthma despite current warnings from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, according to a new clinical trial published in the journal Pediatrics. Researchers found that the quadrivalent live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV4), also called the nasal spray vaccine, is …