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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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I can take an antihistamine or any medicine while using Flonase?

I can take an antihistamine or any medicine while using Flonase?

Yes: You can use a nasal or oral antohistamine while on Flonase to treat allergies. ...Read more

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I took a Zyrtec and Flonase this morning. Would like to take muscinex fast max with antihistamine for the evening and wondering if that is ok?

I took a Zyrtec and Flonase this morning. Would like to take muscinex fast max with antihistamine for the evening and wondering if that is ok?

Yes, but: Be cautious still with antihistamines overdose, i.e. stay with only one antihistamine in the following days, till the cold symptoms are over, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications ...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)?

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 you take Alavert with Flonase and benadryl?

Can you take Alavert with Flonase and benadryl?

You should not: Alavert is a non-sedating antihistamine (loratadine), which is the same active ingredient as Claritin. Benadryl is also a antihistamine, but causes more sedation than loratadine. The two should not be taken together as they are the same class of medication with similar mechanisms of action. Flonase is a nasal steroid which can be used with either Alavert or Benadryl ...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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Can I take Nyquil if I also am using umcka, Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and Flonase?

Can I take Nyquil if I also am using umcka, Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) and Flonase?

Yes tho don't need to: Nyquil has an antihistamine so really no added benefit to both it and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) at the same time. ...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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Can I mix Flonase which I used for my nose with Benadryl?

Yes: They are two different medications usually given by inhalation and orally. Ok to administer at the same time. ...Read more

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I've had allergies my whole life. Currently taking flonase and 24 hr allegra in the AM and benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. Nothing is working. What else can I do?

I've had allergies my whole life. Currently taking flonase and 24 hr allegra in the AM and benadryl (diphenhydramine) at night. Nothing is working. What else can I do?

See an allergist: Who would examine you after taking your history, including environmental history, order or perform some tests, like allergy skin testing, and help you with your symptoms, please check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more

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What is a natural, effective way to treat seasonal allergies? I've been taking Benadryl at night for post nasal drip. I'm also taking Flonase daily. I find my allergies are much worse in the evening.

What is a natural, effective way to treat seasonal allergies? I've been taking Benadryl at night for post nasal drip. I'm also taking Flonase daily. I find my allergies are much worse in the evening.

Seasonal allergies: Most allergy symptoms become worse or act up at night, what you currently take isn't controlling your symptoms, and the post nasal drip can be due to sinusitis as well. You need to see an allergist for evaluation and better control of your symptoms, meanwhile: saline nasal washes, make sure you are using flonase right and use it daily, instead of benadryl, take cetirizine or loratadine daily too ...Read more

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I take flonase and allergra for seasonal allergies, and that usually controls it. Today it is not. Can I take allegra, claritin, or benadryl?

I take flonase and allergra for seasonal allergies, and that usually controls it. Today it is not. Can I take allegra, claritin, or benadryl?

Allergy treatment: If taking Allegra already you should not double up on a long acting antihistamine (Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec). This can cause heart issues.
Intra-nasal steroids (Flonase) should be used routinely. Adding Allegra is fine on an-needed basis. Adding short acting (Benadryl) is ok but indicates need for better preventive care (environmental controls, more consistent Flonase use, allergy shots). ...Read more

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I've taken Zyrtec, Flonase, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but can't sleep for coughing. These are all things my doctor told me to take. Can I take delsym too?

I've taken Zyrtec, Flonase, and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) but can't sleep for coughing. These are all things my doctor told me to take. Can I take delsym too?

Yes: Fever? Coughing blood? Cough mainly when you lie down? Smoke? Exposed to a cat? Take ACE such as lisinopril? You probably need an inhaler. You probably best see a respiratory specialist. ...Read more

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I took 1 tablet of Zyrtec 10mg and flonase today at 10am. It didn't really help, my nose is still clogged. Can I take Benadryl before bed so that it helps me sleep?

I took 1 tablet of Zyrtec 10mg and flonase today at 10am. It didn't really help, my nose is still clogged. Can I take Benadryl before bed so that it helps me sleep?

Yes you can, but: You need to revise how are you taking those medicines. You need to flush your nose with saline and clear the nasal passages before using the Flonase, which has to used right, (directed backwards and outwards when inside your nose towards your ear). You can double the dose of Flonase or take it twice a day for a day or two, if all this doesn't help, better see your doctor / ENT for re-evaluatio ...Read more

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I currently take flonase, benadryl, sudafed PE, &zyrtec, yet my allergies are not controlled. Avoid food sensitivities/worse after URI. Y nt controlled?

I currently take flonase, benadryl, sudafed PE, &zyrtec, yet my allergies are not controlled. Avoid food sensitivities/worse after URI. Y nt controlled?

Allergy triggers: You might be a candidate for allergy desensitization shots. Are you able to avoid allergens? Make your bedroom as allergen free as possible. Here is an article from the American College of Allergy Asthma and Immunology:
http://acaai. Org/allergies/allergy-treatment/environmental-trigger-avoidance ...Read more

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What can I take for my sinusitis far as allergy otc go? I've tried Zyrtec, Allegra D, clairatin, Flonase, Benadryl (diphenhydramine). None help my sinuses!

What can I take for my sinusitis far as allergy otc go? I've tried Zyrtec, Allegra D, clairatin, Flonase, Benadryl (diphenhydramine). None help my sinuses!

See a physician: Non of the other OTC medications will help you as you already tried almost all available OTC medications. You may need to be checked and if your diagnosis is confirmed, you may need a prescription medication for something stronger and is not available OTC ...Read more

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I was Dx with rhinitis I take fluticasone and benadryl (diphenhydramine) is helps some but still have problems especially in one side of face. Any meds I can add to mix?

I was Dx with rhinitis I take fluticasone and benadryl (diphenhydramine) is helps some but still have problems especially in one side of face. Any meds I can add to mix?

See an allergist: That combination of medications will control most mild to moderate allergies. People who are having symptoms despite that much medication should seek help from an allergist to get better control of their symptoms ...Read more

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Can I take fluticasone propionate nasal spray and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) together?

Yes: Fluticasone is a nasal steroid spray while Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a traditional antihistamine. There is no drug interactions to worry about. For allergy treatment, consider a new generation antihistamine such as claritin, zyrtec or Allegra as they have less side effects than benadryl (diphenhydramine). ...Read more

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Can I use Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) ventolin inhaler and fluticasone nose spray at the same time?

Can I use Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) ventolin inhaler and fluticasone nose spray at the same time?

Yes: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Ventolin are usually prescribed to be used as needed and fluticasone works best if used daily. They can be used as prescribed at the same time without adverse effects. ...Read more

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I've got rush on my face due to the new cosmetic. What can I use to get rid off it? I did take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pill and used fluticasone propionate cream, 0.005%

I've got rush on my face due to the new cosmetic. What can I use to get rid off it? I did take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) pill and used fluticasone propionate cream, 0.005%

If: If you feel the rash on your face is due to a new cosmetic, I would recommend that you stop the product and use otc Hydrocortisone cream. I would consider a visit to a dermatologist who can help make sure the rash is not due to other common facial rashes like seborrheic dermatitis, rosacea, and perioral/perinasal dermatitis. If you are truly allergic (as opposed to irritated) by the cosmetic, allergy patch testing can help determine the allergen responsible for your rash. ...Read more

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Every day I have watery eyes, itchy skin, sneezing constantly due to allergies. I've tried Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin, nasal spray fluticasone, and Zyrtec?

Every day I have watery eyes, itchy skin, sneezing constantly due to allergies. I've tried Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin, nasal spray fluticasone, and Zyrtec?

See an allergist: See an allergist who can help you identify what you are allergic to, if it is allergies, and help prescribe a combination of medications that will control your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Qamar Khan
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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