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does flonase help post nasal drip

A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Todd Sontag
15 years experience Family Medicine
Allergies: You can use flonase- you may want to also add an antihistamine like zyrtec, allegra, claritin (loratadine). These are all otc.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See an ENT doctor: You probably have chronic sinusitis as well, nasal sprays alone might not help, see an ENT specialist or an Allergist, if have one in your area, goodl ... Read More
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A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hendrie gerrit Van aswegen
Specializes in General Practice
Not a good idea.: At first you might think it is more effective, but Iliadin is not indicated for longterm use.
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Add another agent.: May need to add an agent to dry this up such as saline nasal spray or potentially ipratropium bromide nasal.
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A 48-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Fluticasone is a topical nasal steroid spray approved for treating seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis. It can reduce all the symptoms of allerg ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
No single best spray: Unfortunately, there's no single best spray for everyone in the States where HealthTap docs are located. It's even trickier to determine best spray fo ... Read More
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A 60-year-old male asked:
Dr. Douglas Chang
20 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Hmmm: The ent's might suggest irrigation/antibiotics/surgery, the allergists might suggest environmental control/steroids, the internists might suggest su ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Shen
28 years experience Internal Medicine
No probably not: Tukol - Dextromethorphan (cough suppressant), guaifenesin (mucous thinner), pseudoephedrine (decongestant) will not likely help your post nasal drip. ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Loury
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Like stuff in throat: It feels like secretion in the throat prompting a need to swallow more, clear the throat, cough, and a feeling like there is something in the throat. ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Post nasal drip : Cough is due to throat irritation, saline nasal wash to clear your nasal passages frequently together with cough drops to soothe your throat would hel ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Some: If small and help avoid recurrence after surgical removal, need to investigate the cause,
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Anti-inflammatory: Nasonex (mometasone) is a corticosteroid nasal spray that reduces inflammation of the mucous membranes of the nose and sinuses. Reducing the inflamma ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Efren Rael
17 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: Yes, if allergies are triggering the post nasal drip. No if gastroesophageal reflux is triggering the post nasal drip.
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gerald Mandell
51 years experience Nuclear Medicine
Yes: When body produces excessive mucus, thicker than normal does it become problem when the mucus runs down the back of the nose to the throat, it's call ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dennis Diaz
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Saline nasal irrigations are very helpful in the care and management of chronic sinus disease.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Best for rhinitis : Atrovent nasal spray works best for a drippy nose. A nose which produces too much mucous from the front leading to the need for lots of tissues. Post ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
34 years experience Family Medicine
Antihistamine med: Antihistamine med such as claritin, zyrtec, or Allegra are otc that can help with post nasal drip but be sure to see doctor for proper evaluation and ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: It depends on the cause for the post-nasal drips. If the nasal drips is not linked to nasal stuffiness, sneezing, or runny nose, one needs to consider ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, it could: Nasonex (mometasone) is a nasal steroid spray indicated for the treating the inflammation of the nose due to allergies. A primary symptom of nasal in ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
One or the other: Depending on the cause of post nasal drip, either azelastine or fluticasone can be beneficial for allergic or non-allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhiniti ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marc Zimmermann
21 years experience Psychiatry
Probably not: I have never seen this side effect. However, everyone is unique and has a unique chemistry. Talk with the prescribing physician if you feel post nas ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Post nasal drip: Yes sinus rinse can clear up post nasal drip.
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Nasal Steroids: Yes. Of course.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Nasal sprays: All nasal steroids take a few days to start working and need to build up a dose before they become fully effective. Nasal antihistamines are quicker i ... Read More

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