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I don't get any relief from fluticasone sprays in post nasal drip (oral antihistamines work) which means i am steroid non responder. does it also mean i will be non responsive to oral steroids like prednisolone if ever taken for any medicalcondition?

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Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

No. The minimal or lack of response in your nasal membranes does not indicate how your other tissues will respond. These meds are created to mimic natural steroids made by the human body as a stress response/membrane stabilizer. Over the past 5 decades of product development they have become a standard form of therapy because they work.

Answered Aug 24, 2022

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh answered

Specializes in Pediatric Allergy and Asthma

Nasal saline spray used prior to the nasal steroid treatment is often effective in reducing symptoms. Identify triggers associated with your post nasal drip and avoid if possible. Avoid smoke exposure. Oral steroids may be prescribed as indicated by your physician. Watch for signs of shortness of breath and cough.

Answered Aug 28, 2022

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