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can astepro be used to treat a sinus infection? i believe i have a sinus infection and have been taking decongestants, doing saline rinses, and taking sinex. however i still have the sinus pressure, congestion, thick, yellow mucous with traces of blood an

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Hello. : Hello. Azelastine is an antihistamine. It's indications include hay fever and allergic symptoms (i.e., runny nose & sneezing). Although a sinus infection is not a specific indication, if your sinus issues appear to be related to allergies, your doctor might prescribe it to help control niduses for irritation.
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Astepro : Astepro is an antihistamine nose spray. We generally use it in allergy when steroid nasal sprays aren't enough to unplug your nose. It won't hurt your sinus infection, but it probably won't have much of an impact. You don't want to use sinex, or any nasal spray decongestant, longer than about 5 days. After that it will make your nasal congestion worse. If the symptoms you describe have been going on longer than 10 to 14 days, it's time for an antibiotic. It's possible that a doctor might recommend one before that, depending on your history of sinus infection. If this is a recurring problem, an ENT doctor who does sinus surgery and treats allergies would be your best bet. You can always start with whoever is treating your asthma.

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