A 37-year-old female asked:
how long does it usually take for a sinus infection to clear. and how long should you use flonase spray?
3 doctor answers
Dr. James Ferguson answered
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 a sinus infection.It can help if nasal allergies are part of the problem.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
Dr. Raymond Schneider answered
45 years experience Family Medicine
Several days: For your age group 3-5 days to get ahead of it. I use Flonase or similar almost every day as a preventative medication. Systemic effects are relatively minor. Add a vaporizer at the bedside with just plain water. For only a few days you may try adding something like afrin (oxymetazoline) but if you use it frequently you can be addicted to it.
Answered on Oct 25, 2017
Dr. Marsha Davis answered
27 years experience Internal Medicine
It can take: A couple weeks to 3 weeks for a serious infection to clear. Flonase is not effective for acute infections because it takes daily use for 3 weeks to see benefit . It is usually used in chronic infection . In these cases it might be recommended for 6 months or so.
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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