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I was sick in 2013 with a nasty flu virus and I had a weird head pain from a headache that made my head twinge, it went away but now for the past year I have been getting sinus pain, I take nasal spray Flonase, which my primary gave me, I've done neti pot

I was sick in 2013 with a nasty flu virus and I had a weird head pain from a headache that made my head twinge, it went away but now for the past year I have been getting sinus pain, I take nasal spray Flonase, which my primary gave me, I've done neti pot

Sinus is only mild: Headache pain from sinus obstruction can be associated with acute sinusitis +/- allergic nasal inflammation that worsens with barometric pressure from weather changes. Such discomfort responds easily to decongestants and is rarely moderate or severe; in such cases look for other causes: neck strain, eye issues, variation of migraine or tension headaches, etc. A brain Ct or MRI may be indicated. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Doc said tube in ear is swollen keep getting headaches. He gave me flonase but its not helping. I feel dizzy at times what's wrong with me?

Doc said tube in ear is swollen keep getting headaches. He gave me flonase but its not helping. I feel dizzy at times what's wrong with me?

?: Tubes in ears (eustachean) do not cause headaches although middle ear infection may cause earache. One condition you may have is sinusitis. Check with your doctor again. If he can't help you, get another opinion. ...Read more

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Being tx'd for MRSA inf. In nostril. Have continued Flonase throughout & am now getting sinus headache. Could Flonase spread MRSA to sinuses?

Being tx'd for MRSA inf. In nostril. Have continued Flonase throughout & am now getting sinus headache. Could Flonase spread MRSA to sinuses?

Staph colonization: Of nostrils is not uncommon, and topical treatment should take care of it, whether flonase would spread staph infection to the sinuses is yet to be proven, one of the microorganisms causing chronic sinusitis is staph, at any rate you need to be further evaluated, you might need imaging study or your sinuses, preferably a CT study, and take it from there, see your doctor/ENT specialist ...Read more

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I have nose bleeds every morning, facial pain, & Nasal Congestion all year. I've been getting headaches too. I've tried RHINOCORT, Claritin, & flonase.

I have nose bleeds every morning, facial pain, & Nasal Congestion all year. I've been getting headaches too. I've tried RHINOCORT, Claritin, & flonase.

Not the right meds: This regimen may be adequate to treat mild to moderate nasal/sinus inflammation, but you are describing a more complicated issue. An evaluation to identify cause is warranted, ;and necessary to guide a targeted treatment strategy that may consist of prescription medication to decongest, relieve inflammation, or treat infection. A structural sinus problem may require surgical correction. ...Read more

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Runny nose, headache, hurts when I swallow, body aches? No fever!! What's wrong with me? Taking Claritin, (loratadine)Flonase, Tylenol, I had a flu shot this yr...

Runny nose, headache, hurts when I swallow, body aches? No fever!! What's wrong with me? Taking Claritin, (loratadine)Flonase, Tylenol, I had a flu shot this yr...

Viral infection: You are likely having a viral infection which may not be the flu. Do realize that flu vaccine is not 100% protective especially if you received it more than 3-4 months ago. A lot of people are getting influenza B infection this year vs influenza A. Other viral infection (cold virus) may cause the same symptoms as flu. None of the drugs you mentioned helps viral infection. Rx flu drug may help ...Read more

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Been having each ache, sinus pressure, face pain, nasal drainiage, ears feel plugged up, dizzy/lightheaded, fatigue, headache for 3-4 weeks. Dr gave me Flonase 3 weeks ago no help. What is it?

Sinus infection: It sounds like you have a sinus infection. Flonase will not be enough. You need an antibiotic that is very effective for the sinus like Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 875mg two times a day for 2 weeks. You also need an sinus decongestant like claritin-d 12 hour also twice a day. On top of that you should use a saline nasal rinse like the neti pot several times a day. Once things settle down then the Flonase will work. ...Read more

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My granddaughter has an ear infection with fluid in her ear and was giving flonase bu how is flonase going to self and ear infection with fluid?

My granddaughter has an ear infection with fluid in her ear and was giving flonase bu how is flonase going to self and ear infection with fluid?

The doctor: Prescribed Flonase, so it could open up the Eustachian tube, which ordinarily drains the middle ear, ending in the nose, . So using this nose spray will help open it up and drain the fluid from the middle ear. Makes sense to me. ...Read more

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How do you treat a post nasal drip chronic cough/ no runny nose in a 6 year old. Have been giving Claritin and Flonase for 3 months with no relief.?

How do you treat a post nasal drip chronic cough/ no runny nose in a 6 year old. Have been giving Claritin and Flonase for 3 months with no relief.?

Depends: ARe you sure the chronic cough is due to post nasal drip? It could be caused by asthma or reflux. Also you may not be using the Flonase properly, make sure it is pointed outward toward ear and use consistently on a daily basis. Claritin might not be strong enough antihistamine. Have child checked by pediatrician or allergist. ...Read more

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Last week I started taking a women's one a day vitamin. Every since I have had bad tension headaches. Is this coincidence? I take Zyrtec (cetirizine) and Flonase

No correlation: Has more to do with your sinus issues, that can create a tension headache. Taking your Zyrtec (cetirizine) or Flonase should help. Make sure you are hydrating well as the first sign of dehydration is having a headache. ...Read more

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I often wake with a sinus headache. I take Zyrtec (cetirizine) before bed and use Flonase in the morning, but still get headaches at night sometimes, any suggestio?

I often wake with a sinus headache. I take Zyrtec (cetirizine) before bed and use Flonase in the morning, but still get headaches at night sometimes, any suggestio?

You need. .: Professional evaluation, to get to the root of that headache, even if it is just a sinus headache, you may have sinusitis that need antibiotics or other prescription strength medications, kindly see your doctor, an allergist /ENT for evaluation, good luck ...Read more

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My doctor gave me Flonase but 2nd doctor told me to stop and use methylprednisolone. I now have nasal polyp and headache. Should I use Flonase again?

Nasal Polyp: Using the flonase will not hurt you, but the only effective treatment for nasal polyps is removal by an ENT. Then following a consistent routine of using a nasal steroid spray will help to slow the re-growth of any new polyps. ...Read more

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My daughter is 3 years and 7 months old with a terrible head cold. She can't breathe out of her nose. Can I use Flonase on her?

My daughter is 3 years and 7 months old with a terrible head cold. She can't breathe out of her nose. Can I use Flonase on her?

Mgt: I would recommend nasal saline first, and a humidifier.
If these measures do not relieve the congestion, please see your PCP. ...Read more

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I take Flonase for sinus but left side still feels pressure that's goes to my eye and head. Really uncomfortable. Cause? What can I do?

I take Flonase for sinus but left side still feels pressure that's goes to my eye and head. Really uncomfortable. Cause? What can I do?

Sinusitis: If Flonase hasn't relieved the symptoms, you may have a blocked sinus and need to see a physician. Osteopathic physicians can sometimes check to see if it is related to poor motion within the facial bones from an injury as well as prescribe antibiotics if it is an infection. ...Read more

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Pressure in head and dizziness past 2 months. MRI results say severe inflammation nasal turbinates. Dr prescribed Flonase. I get really bad panic a. H?

Pressure in head and dizziness past 2 months. MRI results say severe inflammation nasal turbinates. Dr prescribed Flonase. I get really bad panic a. H?

Sinus inflammation: If your chronic headaches are related to the MRI result suggestive of sinus inflammation (it is not a sure thing, the MRI is not diagnostic in your case), then flonase is not likely to be of much benefit in the short term. Ask to see an Allergist or ENT for better plan to obtain more immediate relief. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Claritin-D, Flonase & motrin for sinusitis symptoms? Congestion in 1 nostril w/ head/ear/jaw/behind eye ache for 2 weeks.

Is it safe to take Claritin-D, Flonase & motrin for sinusitis symptoms? Congestion in 1 nostril w/ head/ear/jaw/behind eye ache for 2 weeks.

Ocular Hypertension?: If you have eye pain, the Flonase (fluticasone propionate), an intranasal steroid, might be causing a steroid responsive intraocular pressure elevation and risk for glaucomatous optic atrophy plus the risk for cataract. Have your eye pressure checked with and without Flonase use, and get a baseline visual field study if you must use intranasal steroids on a chronic basis. ...Read more

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My son was on a Nasonex (mometasone) or flonase what that caused him to pick at his face and itch he just had a tonsiloctomy done?

My son was on a Nasonex (mometasone) or flonase what that caused him to pick at his face and itch he just had a tonsiloctomy done?

Unlikely: Your son is on other medicines too, you can hold the nasal steroid spray for few dsys and see for yourself, no harm of holding it, and make sure it is used right if you resume it ...Read more

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Can Flonase make your nose bleed?

Can Flonase make your nose bleed?

Probably: If used erratically, shouldn't be directed towards the nasal septum (towards the midline) and better wash your nose with saline prior to use ...Read more

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Stuffy nose! Willing to using Flonase am so desperate/ help?

Intranasal Steroids: An intranasal steroid such as Flonase is a safe and effective treatment for chronic rhinitis including allergy. See your doctor for a prescription. ...Read more

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Should I stop using Flonase if it makes my nose bleed? Would RHINOCORT be a better option?

Should I stop using Flonase if it makes my nose bleed? Would RHINOCORT be a better option?

Maybe: Flonase does contain alcohol which can irritate some peoples noses. Rhinocort can also cause nasal bleeding but it does not contain the alcohol which is in Flonase. It might be best to stop both for a few days. ...Read more

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Is Flonase working even if I must blow my nose after taking it?

Is Flonase working even if I must blow my nose after taking it?

Most likely: Intransal steroids such as Flonase are highly lipid soluble and have good tissue binding. That means the drug is delivered to the target cells quickly and efficiently. It is always a good idea to blow your nose before you administer the drug to maximize contact between the medication and the nose. Take your medication on a regular basis, even if you feel well. Flonase works best over time. ...Read more

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When my nose is clogged and I take flonase it only cleans out one nose and they other is still clogged the side Changes though with each use?

Right dosage/usage: The way you use the fluticasone spray and the dose affect the delivery of medicine to the nasal passages, also cleaning your nose and irrigating it well with saline wash prior to using the medicine is important, if all those maneuvers don't work please get evaluated by an allergist/ENT specialist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, ...Read more

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Can you take saline nose spray and flonase?

Yes: If you take the Flonase about 15 to 30 minutes after the saline irrigation, that would be acceptable. You do not want to take the Flonase immediately after the saline because you would dilute the effect of the topical nasal steroid (flonase). In addition, you should not take the saline immediately after the Flonase because you would dilute the steroid. ...Read more

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Can I mix Flonase which I used for my nose with Benadryl?

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

Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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