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A 36-year-old female asked:

is it ok to take a nasal antihistamine and a nasal steroid? or better to switch to a pill form of antihistamine if on a nasal steroid?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
No problem: There is no problem using them together.
Dr. Clarence Wimberly
Specializes in Family Medicine
Nasal and oral .: Many times both nasal steroids and oral antihistamine are needed for allergies. If you can do with one or the other then this is fine but if most of your problem is nasal obstruction symptoms then the nasal steroid is best but if most of your problems are runny nose and sneezing then oral medication may be best. Both together are stronger and sometimes both are needed.
Dr. Ryan Stanton
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
That is a much better and more thorough answer than mine.
Jul 25, 2012
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Dymista: Now there is a medication that contains both a nasal antihistamine (azelastine) and a nasal steroid (fluticasone). It's nice to have choices as each individual may find what works best for them.

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