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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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Been using fluticasone propionate daily since June. Is that bad? Only thing that helps my nasal airways from allergies that causes asthma.

Been using fluticasone propionate daily since June. Is that bad? Only thing that helps my nasal airways from allergies that causes asthma.

It's Ok: The main recommend treatment for allergic rhinitis (runny nose) is the use of nasal steroids. The steroid has minimal absorption into your blood stream. Main side effect noted in some is dryness and nose bleeds. Consider using nasal saline spray to clear the nose frequently and to keep the skin hydrated. Try a nasal saline wash each evening to rid your nose of the day's pollen. ...Read more

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If the fluticasone propionate nasal spray helps with my asthma, does that mean my asthma is due to allergies?

If the fluticasone propionate nasal spray helps with my asthma, does that mean my asthma is due to allergies?

They are related: Steroid nasal sprays are often used to treat allergic rhinitis. People with allergic rhinitis often have or may progress to asthma. If you have asthma, just treating for allergies usually isn't enough. ...Read more

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Fluticasone propionate side effects include what?

Fluticasone propionate side effects include what?

Has potential: This is a corticosteroid which although given topically may be absorbed to varying extents and systemic side-effects of steroids are numerous, including adrenal insufficiency when stopped, diabetes, immunosuppression, osteoporosis, and others, but these are infrequent complications of this therapy. ...Read more

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How long does fluticasone propionate cream take to work?

How long does fluticasone propionate cream take to work?

A day or so: Topical steroids typically have an effect within a day or so depending upon the condition being treated and the severity. ...Read more

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Compare monotherapy fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine?

Compare monotherapy fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine?

Very different: Nasal steroids such as fluticasone work best for nasal congestion and sinus inflammation, while antihistamines such as fexofenadine work better for itching and sneezing. Typically, if you're going to use only one medication, you'll do better with fluticasone than fexofenadine. ...Read more

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How similar are monotherapy fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine?

How similar are monotherapy fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine?

Not similar: They are entirely different treatments for the same disease (allergic rhinitis). One is an oral antihistamine (fexofenadine), while the other is a nasal steroid spray (fluticasone). Both are relatively effective, and can actually be used together. ...Read more

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How much can fluticasone propionate cost?

Up to 75 bucks: As it is generic many of my patients pay a 5 dollar copay. Out of pocket I'm pretty sure the most you would pay is 75 dollars for a bottle that would last a month. ...Read more

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Is fluticasone propionate used for eardrum fluid?

Indirectly yes: Fluticasone nasal spray would help shrinking thr tissues around Eustachian tube opening in the throut and decrease the congestion, hence better drainage of the middle ear fluid behind the ear drum ...Read more

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Can you use fluticasone propionate and allegra (fexofenadine)?

Can you use fluticasone propionate and allegra (fexofenadine)?

See below: Flonase (fluticasone propionate) & Allegra (fexofenadine) may be safely (& often are) used together to treat allergies. Allegra is a non-sedating antihistamine, & Flonase is a nasally inhaled corticosteroid (for reducing inflammation & stabilizing nasal passage cells). ...Read more

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Are there any journal articles that compare fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine, with what results?

Are there any journal articles that compare fluticasone propionate and fexofenadine, with what results?

Yes: There are numerous articles comparing antihistamines to nasal steroid sprays. Results uniformly favor nasal steroid sprays for control of nasal allergy symptoms, particularly congestion. The sprays have to be used regularly to be maximally effective, however. ...Read more

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I have eczema and I have been using alot of cutivate on my face, I have become very dark. So can you suggest any home remedies to make me whiter?

I have eczema and I have been using alot of cutivate on my face, I have become very dark. So can you suggest any home remedies to make me whiter?

Scratching: Steroid cream does not darken the skin but scratching does. It is not a good idea to apply cortisone cream daily for a long time since it may induce acne as well as thinning of the skin. Need to find out what is actually causing your facial rash since eczema does not commonly affect the face except in very severe cases. See dermatologist to get a diagnosis and stop scratching. ...Read more

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Does Flonase (fluticasone propionate) impair sense of smell?

Generally not: But you can never say never. If you think your sense of smell is diminished, first see your physician to make sure that your underlying allergies or chronic sinusitis haven't led to the development of nasal polyps despite the use of flonase. Then, you can try stopping it for a few days to see if your sense of smell returns. If so, ask your doctor to switch you to another steroid spray. ...Read more

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Can fluticasone propionate be helpful for coming off of afrin?

Can fluticasone propionate be helpful for coming off of afrin?

Rhinitis: Absolutely! That is the best way to wean off the nasal decongestant. It takes some persistence because fluticasone doesn't give the immediate relief that Afrin does, but over time will work well for you. See otorhinolaryngologist if still have problems. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter medicine similar to fluticasone propionate spray?

OTC Flonase: Just in the last 2 weeks, Flonase (fluticasone proprionate) went over the counter. It joins Nasacort (triamcinolone) Allergy 24HR which went OTC last year. ...Read more

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Can continues use of fluticasone propionate for 3 months cure allergic rhinitis?

Can continues use of fluticasone propionate for 3 months cure allergic rhinitis?

Treat not cure: Nasal steroids can be a prescription drug used to treat and manage the symptoms of allergic rhinitis, but it does not cure it. A cure requires finding and addressing the cause, especially if it is truly from an allergic reaction to something. Common causes can be pet dander, plants, mold, environmental exposures, food (consider dairy for example), pregnancy. ...Read more

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What is fluticasone propionate nasal spray?

Allergy med: Nasal steroid spray that helps nasal symptoms of allergy safely and effectively. Also helps nasal polyps. ...Read more

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I used hydroquin 4% with cutivate for brown spots for 2 months and now my whole face skin has darkened. How can I get my natural skin tone back?

I used hydroquin 4% with cutivate for brown spots for 2 months and now my whole face skin has darkened. How can I get my natural skin tone back?

Just be patient: Your normal skin tone will return on on its own. Just resist putting any other chemical treatments or medication on your face. You are continuously making new skin cells and old skin cells are sloughed off. The outer layer of skin is usually recycled about every two weeks, so your face should be back to it's normal tone before long. ...Read more

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My 22mth old daughter has eczemas we use the Cetaphil and the cutivate cream together is it safe to use the cutivate all the time because when I stop?

My 22mth old daughter has eczemas we use the Cetaphil and the cutivate cream together is it safe to use the cutivate all the time because when I stop?

Cutivate: Hi. It is safe to use the Cetaphil all of the time on your daughter's skin but steroid creams can have side effects. Where is the eczema located and how often are you using the Cutivate right now? ...Read more

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What is fluticasone propionate nasal spray useful for?

Nasal allergies: This spray, when used daily, is very good for nasal allergies and for people who have chronic congestion w/o documented allergies. It treats nasal congestion, itch, sneezing and runny nose. ...Read more

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What is fluticasone propionate nasal spray for usually?

What is fluticasone propionate nasal spray for usually?

Nasal allergy: It is a steroid which is effective for nasal allergies and congestion, it works on inflammation. ...Read more

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Is inhaling fluticasone propionate contraindicated for patients with severe osteoporesis?

Is inhaling fluticasone propionate contraindicated for patients with severe osteoporesis?

Not clear: It is not listed as a contraindication to the medicine but recent research shows a dose related reduction in bone mineral density and dose related increases in fractures with inhaled steroids. You should talk with your doctor. If you take the nasal version for allergies, there are other alternatives. If you take it for asthma you should have a risk/benefit conversation with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long can I keep using fluticasone propionate nasal sprays?

How long can I keep using fluticasone propionate nasal sprays?

For years: Nasal steroid sprays are very safe. As long as you don't develop complications like bleeding, long term daily use under the supervision of your doctor is safe. Be sure to aim the tip up and out on each side to avoid trauma to nasal septum. ...Read more

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How to use fluticasone propionate nasal spray? Once a day, twice a day?

How to use fluticasone propionate nasal spray? Once a day, twice a day?

Dose: 2 puffs each nostril once daily. Be sure to spray up and out (away from septum) on each side to avoid septal trauma (bleeding, etc.). ...Read more

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Will my nasal spray fluticasone propionate make me high with more than two sprays of 50mcg?

NO: It is a steroid and will not cause any euphoria or high feeling. However excessive dosage can cause a thinning of your septum, infections in the sinus or throat and get absorbed causing endocrine problems so stay in the recommended doses ...Read more

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I have vitiligo spots on the two corners of my lip. No had a biopsy done to confirm. Applied cutivate ointment for 6 weeks but no changenext options?

I have vitiligo spots on the two corners of my lip. No had a biopsy done to confirm. Applied cutivate ointment for 6 weeks but no changenext options?

Tacrolimus...: ...Ointment may be helpful, according to some studies (requires prescription). If still no improvement, you should have some blood tests to rule out any internal causes. Vitiligo is very difficult to treat in any case; there may not be an effective treatment in your case. If not, special makeups such as covermark and dermablend are quite effective in concealing it. ...Read more

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Will fluticasone propionate usp affect my Nexplanon implant?

No: According to manufacture information Fluticasone was not listed as an interacting product.
If concerned it says use non hormonal backup method for 28 days. ...Read more

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Fluticasone Propionate cream is it ok to use while 10 weeks pregnant?

Flucatisone and preg: Hello destiny, I have always assumed this drug is safe in pregnancy, but I checked their website to be sure and went through the list of precautions and side effects. They suggested it should not be used with the anti-fungal Nizoral (ketoconazole) but that has a far greater contra-indication in pregnancy than Flonase. I think this is SAFE to use at 10 weeks gestation. Use as directed and no more. Thanks ...Read more

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Is it safe to blow your nose after taking fluticasone propionate spray?

Is it safe to blow your nose after taking fluticasone propionate spray?

Yes, but don't: It is safe to blow your nose as there are no direct health risks. However, if you blow your nose immediately after dosing, you will decrease the amount of medication on the nasal mucosa, delivering a smaller and most likely less effective dose, if you experience runny nose or post nasal drip after dosing, I recommendgently wiping your nose, not blowing. Can try a new "dry" nasal spray. ...Read more

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I have a bad case of poison ivy! I have some fluticasone propionate cream from my daughters dr visit awhile back. Is THAT good To Use On it?

I have a bad case of poison ivy! I have some fluticasone propionate cream from my daughters dr visit awhile back. Is THAT good To Use On it?

Probably fine if: Not expired and you have no medical contraindication to it (and you know it's poison ivy or another similar contact dermatitis). If it's not improving, though, you should have your doctor look at it. ...Read more

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Cutivate (Definition)

Cutivate is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more