A 37-year-old female asked:
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how long does it usually take for a sinus infection to clear. and how long should you use flonase spray?

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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 a sinus infection.It can help if nasal allergies are part of the problem.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Raymond Schneider
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
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Dr. Marsha Davis
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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