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Does It Take A Long Time For Nasal Steroids To Improve Allergy Symptoms
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
How long does it take for eustachion tube dysfunction from allergies to go away with antihistamines and steroid nasal sprays?
Depends: The opening depends on the patency at the nasopharyngeal area. Antihistamines by mouth do not decongest the nasopharyngeal area although nasal steroid if aimed laterally often does. The optimal decongesting effect from nasal steroid is at 5-7 day of daily use. If the problem persists, consult an allergist. ...Read more
Stops inflammation: Steroids (different than the steroids that athletes use) are medicines that have many effects, but one is to turn off inflammatory reactions, especially allergic inflammation. Because they have so many effects, they are problem taken by mouth over time, where they are absorbed and can cause side effects. In the nose they are not absorbed, so there are few side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
5 to 10 minutes: I typically advise my patients 5-10 minutes ...Read more
I was on prednisone and steroid inhaler for symptoms from my grass allergies and nasal spray. Finished with prednisone but now started a dry cough?
Antihitamines/nasal: You may need to take antihitamines by mouth with and without nasal steroid sprays, yoy should however follow uo with your doctor or allergist who has been treating ...Read more
What meds can be used long-term to help with thick mucus back of nose (and sticky PND)? Xrays, steroids, antihistamines, allergy tests, PPIs all tried
Saline irrigation: Try saline irrigation to see if this helps. Mucinex (guaifenesin) may also be tried. Be sure however that you don't have a condition known as bile reflux (for which PPI would not work) or dry mouth (not enough salivary secretion from an autoimmune disorder or mouth-breathing). ...Read more
Nose symptoms relief: Allergic inflammation in the nasal mucosa produces swelling, congestion and increased secretions. Nasal topical steroids help with reducing the inflammatory process and therefore reducing these symptoms. Nasal steroids would not directly affect the allergy, that is the hypersensitivity to react when exposed to a particular allergen, such as pollen. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Which is better for seasonal allergies: nasal steroid sprays like Dymestra or steroid injections?
Allergy nasal sprays: Steroid injections are not appropriate treatments for seasonal allergies. Usually, a combination of antihistamines and nasal sprays can be helpful. Steroid nasal sprays reduce inflammation inside the nose in order to allow improved breathing. They must be used daily and they take about 1 week to achieve peak efficacy. ...Read more