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I have nasonex (mometasone) and astelin (nasal spray) but I am not sure wich one will be the best for sinus congestion. Please suggest me which one to take.
They are different: The best first line treatment should include saline nasal irrigation and nasal steroid spray. The steroid spray is long acting and takes affect over the first few weeks of use. The steroid spray helps decrease long term nasal inflammation. Astelin is a topical antihistamine ( like claritin) and can be used in conjunction for symptomatic relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
See Below: Post nasal drip is most often caused by allergies, although there is a syndrome called non-allergic rhinitis that can sometimes cause it. Flonase treats allergic inflammation which will reduce stuffiness and drainage. Azelastine will treat drainage, sneezing, itching, and it treats the non-allergic rhinitis if it's there as well. ...Read more
Probably: If the post nasal drip is caused by allergy, this is a very effective combination. However, it is most likely caused by some degree of chronic sinusitis; if mild, the meds will work, but if you have severe chronic sinusitis, they may not. This combination is a very reasonable place to start, but be sure to followup with your doctor if it's not helping within 2-4 weeks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have bad post nasal drip. I started using azelastine as two sprays in the morning and Veramyst as two sprays in the evening. But no improvement. ?
See allergist: If your symptoms have not responded to Veramyst and Azelastine, you should consult an allergist (who has also completed training in internal medicine and/or pediatrics) to find out whether the problem is an allergic one. If so, help you out on avoidance measures and guide you on the treatment. Reflux disease can also lead to a sensation and sinus infection the presence of post-nasal drips. ...Read more
It depends: What are you treating? They each act in different ways, and sometimes both are used simultaneously. You may want to separate the usage of each one during the day, to ensure you don't end up with too much solution in your nose that simply drips away. Using them at separate times can ensure proper absorption into your nose. ...Read more
The dr. Prescribed azelastine and fluticasone nasal sprays. 1. Can I use both at the same time? 2. If not, how long do I wait between each?
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Thick mucus drainage over a year. Age 73. Tried allergies medicine & nasal spray, nothing has worked. Will azelastine stop drainage. ?
Might: Also saline nasal one irritations if done right!!! ...Read more