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is flonase a decongestant

A 42-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Bad luck: But hope still, saline nasal washes would do as good if used consistently, till you get evaluated preferably by an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai ... Read More

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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Better medications: There are better medications to control nasal congestion, such as nasal antihistamines combined with nasal steroids. Please consult an allergist for g ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes and no: This is a steroid, which may relieve inflammation which is causing congestion, but is not directly a decongestant.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Not really: Fluticasone is a nasal steroids spray that works to decrease the allergic inflammation in one's nose and subsequently decreased one's nasal allergy sy ... Read More
A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nestor Del rosario
34 years experience Addiction Medicine
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Is not a nasal decongestant. It is same as Guaifenesin or plain Robitussin which is a mucolytic or expectorant. Chronic nasal congestion can make you ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Unlikely: Claritin (loratadine) is considered a non-sedating antihistamine. By package insert it is associated with 7% sedation. Higher doses and taking medicat ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Decongestants: Many over the counter medications contain phenylephrine instead of pseudoephedrine. You can try this instead to see if you tolerate it any better.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nela Cordero
54 years experience Pediatrics
AURI: Decongestants dry secretions from your nose when you have colds but it takes a few days before restoring your sense of smell because auri last a fe ... Read More
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