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There is a foul smell coming from my Flonase nasal spray bottles tip. Bacteria? Shall I use it or thoroughly clean it with alcohol beforehand?

There is a foul smell coming from my Flonase nasal spray bottles tip. Bacteria? Shall I use it or thoroughly clean it with alcohol beforehand?

No, don't use it: Get a new one, fungus can grow easily on steroid sprays, keep using the saline nasal washes, if you don't improve on flonase OTC, you need to get seen, mind you read the labels carefully on how to use it ...Read more

Dr. Janice Alexander
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Fluticasone (Definition)

Fluticasone is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


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I have acute bronchitis. After using albuterol and Symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) Bromfed and fluticasone nasal spray I am feeling a bit better. Can I drink alcohol?

I have acute bronchitis. After using albuterol and Symbicort, (budesonide and formoterol) Bromfed and fluticasone nasal spray I am feeling a bit better. Can I drink alcohol?

You can: the alcohol will not interact with those medications but the best advice if you are sick is to stay well hydrated and get some rest to ensure a full and rapid recovery. ...Read more

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What's better than flonase?

What's better than flonase?

All about the same: All of the topical steroids have about equal efficacy (activity) and safety. I do not think changing from Flonase to another topical steroid will significantly change your nasal function. Remember, these drugs are specifically used for allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. Check with an allergist. Finally, although these topical steroids are about the same, some people do prefer a particular one. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: flonase?

Nasal Steroid Spray: Flonase (fluticasone) is a steroid nose spray used to treat inflammation of the skin lining the nose. Inflammation can occur due to exposure to pollen or strong odors. Taken on a daily basis, it is used especially for a sensation of a stuffy nose. Nose bleeds are a common side effect of this medication which can be reduced by proper spray technique. ...Read more

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I would like something like Flonase but cheap?

Nasocort OTC: You can buy Nasacort (triamcinolone) OTC for about $12 for a one month supply. This is the cheapest you will find. ...Read more

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Does Flixonase has flonase?

Flonase: The chemical is fluticasone propionate, if it is present in flixonase, it is the same ...Read more

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Are there any side effects of taking flonase?

Yes: There are several, but the most common one is epistaxis, or nosebleeds. Some people may experience headaches nasal burning, or cough. Since it is topical, very little is actually absorbed into the body. ...Read more

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Flonase (Definition)

Flonase is the brand name of a nasal steroid spray ...Read more