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Flonase For Ears
Not really: Fluticasone is a nasal steroids spray that works to decrease the allergic inflammation in one's nose and subsequently decreased one's nasal allergy symptoms. A decongestant, for example pseudphed, is a vaso constrictor, that shrinks blood vessel that ultimately shrinks the nasal mucosa. ...Read more
Ear-nose connection : Nasonex, (mometasone) one of multiple prescription topical nasal steroid medications, is an anti-inflammatory and as such often decreases edema or swelling of the nasal mucosa (lining). This can help open the nasal end of the eustachian tube allowing better air movement between the middle ear and nasal cavity. This can cause the ear to feel less "blocked". ...Read more
Nose spray helps ear: Avamys brand of fluticasone furoate, is called Veramyst nasal spray in the us. It is one of several intranasal steroids approved to treat allergic rhinitis also called hay fever. Aside from usual symptoms of nasal allergy such as sneezing drainage and congestion many people can get inflammation of the eustachian tubes causing ear symptoms. Yes, this class of medicines may all be helpful for this. ...Read more
Saline washes: It depends on the cause of the congestion, but saline nasal washes at least don't have side effects, unlike decongestants and antihistamines. If the saline doesn't help enough and your symptoms persist, it may be time to see your doctor. ...Read more
Can i take afrin nasal spray and azelastine around the same time? Have cold and want afrin for stuffy nose. Want azelastine for post nasal drip.
Yes: But the former should not be used for more than 5 days consecutively else you may end up worse off. ...Read more
I have bronchitis and have taken methypredisolone along with afrin for congestion. Can I take flonase or budesonide nasal spray for runny nose?
Yes: Nasal steroid takes several days to get optimal results . Afrin should not be used for more than 5 days else you may end up with even more nasal congestion (rebound). Methylprednisolone is not usually indicated for bronchitis. If chronic this may be asthma. Consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more
Been taking Claritin (loratadine) niacin & Flonase for ringing in my ears and stuffiness. Can allergies cause the stuffy nose and slight ache in ears?
Maybe: Good, newer antinistamine, less sedating, may help with symptoms. ...Read more
Tonsillectomy1yrago. Stillgetsorethroat, earaches weekly. chronic post nasal drip. sometimes ringing in right ear. claritin/otc allergy meds dont work?
Nasal Steroids: Yes. Of course.Get a more detailed answer ›
I've had sinus congestion and post-nasal drip for 2 months? Should I switch nasal steroid sprays?
Ears ringing for a week after night club. Doctor/GP checked my ears and they look normal prescribed beconase nasal spray. But still ringing 4days in.
Yes: Afren is an antihistaminic and Flonase is a nasal steroid. Mechanism of action of both drugs is different so they don't interfere with each other. While Flonase can be used for extended periods ( 2 weeks or more), afrin is not recommended to use more than 5-7 days because of risk of rebound phenomenon. ...Read more
My doc prescribed me fluticasone propionate nasal spray for three months will it for rhinitis or allergic rhinitis?
Rhinitis is: Inflammation of your nasal mucosa and can be due to allergens that you breathe in eg chemicals, foods. Mold spores, dust mites, cockroaches, trees, grass or weed pollens.You will need your fluticasone here. On the other hand, the nasal mucosa can become irritated presenting as common colds- these are self limiting, about 3-10 days. Supportive treatments- rest, fluids. Antibiotics do not kill viruses! ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer