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What is the best nasal spray for allergies? Intended for long term use.

What is the best nasal spray for allergies? Intended for long term use.

Nasal steroids: The nasal steroids as a class are the drugs of choice. None of them is the best. Patients often like one better than the other so it is reasonable to try a few. Some patients get good relief with nasal antihistamines.

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What is best approach to treating allergy-related stopped up ear (s)/eustachian probs? Antihistamine? Nasal spray? Decongestant?

What is best approach to treating allergy-related stopped up ear (s)/eustachian probs? Antihistamine? Nasal spray? Decongestant?

Nasal sprays: Initially you want to start off with nasal corticosteroid nasal sprays. If this alleviates the symptoms then you do not need to do anything else. However, if you have some relief, then try as needed decongestant.

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I am sick with a virus and I nasal spray for allergies and yesterday when I used the nasal spray it hurt and it has before. Why would it hurt now?

I am sick with a virus and I nasal spray for allergies and yesterday when I used the nasal spray it hurt and it has before. Why would it hurt now?

Irritation: If you aim your nasal spray towards the middle and center of the nose, you may experience some irritation (assuming that you are using a nasal steroid). If you are using nasal decongestant sprays, repeated uses tend to cause irritation. Do note that nasal spray for allergy does not work on a cold.

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Nose pain at the top of my nose where the tip of my nose is, there is a lot of pain. I do use nasal spray for allergies about six times a day.?

Nose pain at the top of my nose where the tip of my nose is, there is a lot of pain. I do use nasal spray for allergies about six times a day.?

Nose spray: You do not mention what nasal spray you are using, if it an over the counter one stop it immediately, . If it is prescription use it according to the way it was prescribed. 6 times a day is too much, see an allergist about your nasal symptoms.

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I am using a corticosteroid nasal spray for allergies but now my tonsils feel irritated and dry. No signs of swelling. Could the spray cause it? If yes should I discontinue it? I can't get in touch with me ENT until Monday.

I am using a corticosteroid nasal spray for allergies but now my tonsils feel irritated and dry. No signs of swelling. Could the spray cause it? If yes should I discontinue it? I can't get in touch with me ENT until Monday.

Sniffed too hard: 21 yo female using steroid nasal spray now with irritated dry tonsils. Nasal sprays only work well if patients use them properly. Sniffing the spray too hard/too much will cause liquid to run down throat and not go where it needs to (inside of nasal passages/sinuses). This can cause dryness. Please only a small sniff. Point the spray tip out and back (like towards ear) so not to cause irritation

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I'm on xyxal and dymista nasal spray for allergies and some preventative asthma inhalers but my throat is still really tight anything that can help?

I'm on xyxal and dymista nasal spray for allergies and some preventative asthma inhalers but my throat is still really tight anything that can help?

Not asthma?: You may have a condition know as vocal cord dysfunction which can occur with or without asthma. Check with an ENT to check out your throat. I presume your trouble is trying to get enough air breathing in.

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Which nasal spray should I buy for my allergies?

Which nasal spray should I buy for my allergies?

Talk with your doc: The best for nasal allergies is a corticosteroid nasal spray (flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, etc.) that must be prescribed by your doctor. These all work about the same, though some people may respond better to 1 vs another. Dryness can be helped by otc saline sprays. Otc nasal rinses (e.g. Neti pot) can help as well. Avoid using otc decongestant sprays for more than ~3 days at a time. See your md.

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What kind of nasal spray and pills could I use if allergy?

What kind of nasal spray and pills could I use if allergy?

Allergy meds: Over-the-counter (otc)medications such as Allegra or zyrtec or their generic equilavents work well. Nasalcrom is an otc nasal spray which helps allergy but has to be used often (5x/day). Nasal saline spray is helpful also. It cleans the nose of allergens, like dust and pollen, and acts as a mild decongestant. If symptoms persist, they may not be allergy--see your doctor.

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Where can I buy the cheapest allergy nasal spray; which ones are generic now?

Where can I buy the cheapest allergy nasal spray; which ones are generic now?

Depends...: Different insurance companies have different preferred brands. Nasal sprays can have different medicines;. Common ones are saline, steroids, or antihistamines. Fluticasone nasal is one generic steroid available in the usa. Some drug companies offer "drug assistance" programs and "discount cards". Call your insurance company, ask a local pharmacist, or search for discount cards on the internet.

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So I'm always getting stuffy noses in the summer and I'm not sure if its allergies or something worse. The only thing that really helps is nasal spray?

So I'm always getting stuffy noses in the summer and I'm not sure if its allergies or something worse. The only thing that really helps is nasal spray?

Nasal spray: Containing steroids and/or antihistamines should help along with avoidance of offending agents or allergens. Consider seeing an allergist for allergy testing and immunotherapy. Take care! Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/177311-natural-herbal-remedies-for-allergies/#page=1 h ttp://www. M.Webmd. Com/allergies/spring-allergy-tips.

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How long can I use Zicam allergy nasal spray for?

How long can I use Zicam allergy nasal spray for?

Recall concern: Fda posted a warning concerning intranasal zinc. .."while zicam also makes zinc-containing oral cold remedies, these are not subject to this warning because the development of anosmia appears to be related to the intranasal application of zinc." anosmia is the liss of smell. You should consult your physician regarding this warning.

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I've been prescribed Dymista, an expensive brand name allergy nasal spray drug. Is there a cheaper, generic alternative that does the same thing?

I've been prescribed Dymista, an expensive brand name allergy nasal spray drug. Is there a cheaper, generic alternative that does the same thing?

Individual drugs: It's fluticasone propionate and azelastine combo. First is OTC now, second needs Rx, but cheap; call doc for a script. I know other docs have their patients mix them (or other steroid nose sprays) together in same bottle, but that's totally off label - and I have no idea if they are compatible, so I personally do not recommend it. Just use one, then use the other.

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I have chronic allergy, and iam taking avamys as nasal spray for life time but it contain fluticasone it ok?

I have chronic allergy, and iam taking avamys as nasal spray for life time but it contain fluticasone it ok?

Avamys=fluticasone: Avamys is a brand name, given by the manufacturer. The real name of the medication (generic) is fluticasone propionate. It is an effective nasal steroid.

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What are the side effects of taking nasal spray contain corticosteriods because I have allergy for life long?

What are the side effects of taking nasal spray contain corticosteriods because I have allergy for life long?

Nosebleeds: Are the most common although less than 1% incidence if used properly (aiming spray towards the outside direction instead of the center). The safety record for long term use has been quite good otherwise.

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Dymista nasal spray. What is the maximum dosage daily for my severe allergies? How effective is it? Thanks drs.

Dymista nasal spray. What is the maximum dosage daily for my severe allergies? How effective is it? Thanks drs.

Dymista: The maximum daily dose is one spray per nostril twice daily. The combination of the nasal steroid and the nasal antihistamine in one spray has been shown to be very efficacious.

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Is Nasacort (triamcinolone) spray for nasal allergies safe to be taken regularly? If not, what is the alternative nasal spray for regular use?

Is Nasacort (triamcinolone) spray for nasal allergies safe to be taken regularly? If not, what is the alternative nasal spray for regular use?

Nasal steroids: Nasocort is a nasal steroid, now available over the counter, that many people safely use for prolonged periods of time to treat their allergy symptoms. Be sure to read the package insert and stop the spray if you experience any side effects, but you will likely be able to use it with your Claritin without problems.

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What is the definition or description of: steroid nasal spray allergy?

What is the definition or description of: steroid nasal spray allergy?

See answer: I am not sure what you are asking, but some people are allergic to nasal sprays that have steroid in them, and the medication itself can cause an irritation/allergy. However, post nasal drip and allergies (allergic rhinitis) affecting the nose can be well treated with rx corticosteroid nasal sprays used appropriately. Good luck.

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Could allergies irriate the tip of your nose mainly the bone? Use oceanspray nasal spray six times a day.

Could allergies irriate the tip of your nose mainly the bone? Use oceanspray nasal spray six times a day.

Too dry: Your nose irritation can be from excess dryness, use petroleum jelly on a qtip on the tip end of your inner nose to ease it, but you need to have better treatment of your nasal symptoms, see an allergist to get you relief.

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Was prescribed an allergy nasal spray to help with buzzing in ears. How long does it usually take for this to work & can I try anything else?

Was prescribed an allergy nasal spray to help with buzzing in ears. How long does it usually take for this to work & can I try anything else?

Probably never: For people with plugged ears, allergy nasal spray may help and the optimal effect is reached between 5-7 days. However most buzzing or tinnitus in the absence of other inner ear involvement, would not be helped by the spray. Often the cause is unknown. Suggest you consult an ENT doctor.

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