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how long does it take steroid nasal spray to work

A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Nasal steoids: 2 to 4 days to start. Give it a week to judge the effects. Use properly and consistantly.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sean McGhee
22 years experience Allergy and Immunology
As long as needed: Steroid nasal sprays do not cure your allergies, but prevent the allergic inflammation. Once the medicine is stopped, your symptoms will return if you ... Read More
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A 19-year-old male asked:
Dr. Deborah Ungerleider
35 years experience Pediatrics
Usually there is: fever, however, as we see more patients with Covid-19, we are seeing a wide range of symptoms, as well as those who seem to have no symptoms, who may ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Allergy medicine: Steroid nasal sprays treat allergies of the nose (hay fever) and also inflammation of the nose not caused by allergies (non allergic rhinitis) differ ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Menchell
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Steroid nasal sprays: While steroid nasal sprays may have some activity on reducing nasal inflammation as soon as 12 hours after a single dose, they don't achieve their max ... Read More
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A 67-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Days: It may start working in 12 hrs but optimal effects will be at 5 to 7 days with regular usage.
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience Allergy and Immunology
How Flonase Works: Flonase is an anti-inflammatory nasal spray. The steroid it contains can decrease swelling of the mucosal membranes of the nose that cover the turbina ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
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 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Variable: Most patients gain some relief within 48 hrs if treatment is effective.Actual return to normal may take a week or two. Flonase is not specifically for ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: Depending on the severity of the bronchitis and inflammation, the proper dosing, etc, it may take a day to 3-4 days. Make sure the full course is tak ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
A day or so: Topical steroids typically have an effect within a day or so depending upon the condition being treated and the severity.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Several days: It can take several days to weeks to notice an effect from nasal steroids.
A female asked:
Dr. John Rhoades
47 years experience Family Medicine
Below: 1/2 to 2 hours
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
1 to 3 hours: Claritin d is a combination antihistamine [claritin= loratadine] and d= decongestant pseudoephedrine. This product is rapidly absorbed then metaboliz ... Read More
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A 71-year-old male asked:
Dr. Natalie Sieb
13 years experience Family Medicine
Soon: Typically you will have some relief after continuous use for 4-7 days. This varies from person to person but generally within a week. Keep with it.
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A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Susan Rhoads
37 years experience Family Medicine
Depends.: It depends on the strength of the steroid. Usually you may start showing some improvement in 24-36 hours. Avoid fragrances in lotions, soaps, deterge ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Keegan Duchicela
13 years experience Family Medicine
5-10 days on average: Could be few days sooner or few days longer. Depends on how bad the cold was, the anatomy of your nasal passages. Things to try to make it clear up ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience Family Medicine
Same day: You should be able to hopefully notice some results withing the same day you take it.
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Guyer
45 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
24-48 hours: Sometimes the local anesthetic will give a couple hours of relief but the steriod begins to active within 24-48 hours.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Antihistamines: The antihistamines Allegra (fexofenadine), Claritin (loratadine), and zyrtec (cetirizine) can last in your body for more than a week. Most allergists ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
About 1 hour: Onset of relief with zyrtec (cetirizine) is about 1 hour.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: if taken on empty stomach, 30 minutes should be enough to feel its effect, if on a full stomach takes longer, check that you have taken the right dose ... Read More

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