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How does Flonase work

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Pretty well: Most people get good relief using this topical corticosteroid spray 1-2 puffs each nostril daily. Sometimes you have to use if twice a day to get symp... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Probably: If may lose some potency when used way beyond the expiration date.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Flonase: The further Flonase is past it's expiration date, the less effective it is likely to be.
A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Kao
Dr. Neil Kaoanswered
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Minutes to months: Some people say that Flonase works only for a few minutes, which is not a desirable an answer as those who say they need to use Flonase only once ever... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Depends: in acute upper respiratory tract inflammation, might work right away, but in chronic conditions would take about 2-3 days to work, given that it is ta... Read More
A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Louise Andrew
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Not really: FLonase is a steroid and these are not sold over the counter for safety reasons. You could try saline drops but if the problem is allergic, you would... Read More
A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Den
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Few days: It may take a few days. If it does not work would see an ENT to evaluate the area inside the nose where the tube has an opening.
A female asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Several choices.: It depends on your insurance coverage, your cost, and pharmacy availability. An antihistamine will help. Also decrease allergens and respiratory tra... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Thompson
Specializes in Travel Medicine
Flonase is an OTC steroid spray used for relieving allergic rhinitis (nasal) symptoms. It is not indicated for eye allergies, but in theory it could h... Read More
A member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery 33 years experience
See ENT: Could be a variety of problems including chronic sinusitis, nasal polyps, and so on. See an ENT doctor for exam and workup.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Depends: On the extent of blockage, the original problem, and how well you use the medicine. If your doctor saw that only flonase is needed, then continue usi... Read More

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