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Nasal congestion, sneezing. Taking Flonase, antihistamine and pain relief. Looks like a big bump blocking nasal package. What could it be?

Nasal congestion, sneezing. Taking Flonase, antihistamine and pain relief. Looks like a big bump blocking nasal package. What could it be?

Needs evaluation: Could be a nasal polyp, cyst, or other growth. Also could be an anatomical issue like a deviated septum. Most rhinitis symptoms are bilateral, not one-sided. Likely requires further workup by either an Allergist or ENT specialist to determine cause. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Carter
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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more


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Is Flonase an antihistamine?

Is Flonase an antihistamine?

No: Flonase is a nasal steroid spray. It is often used in conjunction with an antihistamine. The most commonly used antihistamines today are the non-sedating antihistamines: claritin, Allegra and zyrtec. Each of these had a generic drug available, too. ...Read more

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I am taking isoniazid. Is it bad to take it at the same time with Flonase or other antihistamines?

I am taking isoniazid. Is it bad to take it at the same time with Flonase or other antihistamines?

Drug Interactions: There are no documented interactions between any of the three medications mentioned. ...Read more

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Can you take 180mg of antihistamine and a nasal spray such as Flonase while on 25mg of zoloft (sertraline)?

Can you take 180mg of antihistamine and a nasal spray such as Flonase while on 25mg of zoloft (sertraline)?

Drug interactions : Since zoloft (sertraline) can be sedating at times - i would make sure that the antihistamine you use would be non sedating such as Allegra or Claritin - please consult a doctor to make sure about drug interactions but generally Flonase should be ok with zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more

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High mold exposure when cleaning. Allergic to mold. 1 wk increasing sinus/chest congestion, itching nose/eyes/throat. Antihistamine? Fluticasone?

High mold exposure when cleaning.  Allergic to mold. 1 wk increasing sinus/chest congestion, itching nose/eyes/throat.  Antihistamine?  Fluticasone?

Yes: Both can give you some symptomatic relief. Avoiding the exposure is primary and if it is in a home it is best to move if you are highly sensitive. Check out www.mhpvitamins.com, Inc. as they have a homeopathic for this. ...Read more

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Can I take an alavert or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with flonase?

Can I take an alavert or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) with flonase?

Both to help more: Nasal steroid such as Flonase is the front line treatment for allergic rhinitis, but at time people do need more than a spray--adding an antihistamine such as alavert, zyrtec, benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Allegra is quite common--they do not interact and in fact both work to help your allergies. Of course, use the smallest effective dose when needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why am I still experiencing allergies if using Flonase and benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Why am I still experiencing allergies if using Flonase and benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

See ENT/allergist: You may be more sensitive to allergens than others or the combinations of medications you are using is not the right selection for you. Worst case scenario is that your perceived allergy symptoms may be something else entirely. You may need to see a specialist for skin testing (and blood work) to various allergens in order to achieve a better management plan. ...Read more

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Dr. Milton Alvis Jr
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Fluticasone (Definition)

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


Flonase (Definition)

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