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A 65-year-old female asked:

i have sinusitis with pressure around my cheekbones. i have been using flonase two puffs twice a day and nasal wash three times a day for a week per doctor instructions. feeling slightly better,but not much. how long before i should feel better?

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Dr. Richard Zimon
Internal Medicine 59 years experience
Be "patient": patient ! The main effective ingredients is a steroid (cortisone-like) drug. Another week at least! Hope this is helpful! Dr Z

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