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Flonase or singulair (montelukast) for one yr old's allergies? The pharmacist was very concerned about flonase.

Flonase or singulair (montelukast) for one yr old's allergies? The pharmacist was very concerned about flonase.

Valid CONCERN: 1 year old, what alleriges you are talking about? Too little to be exposed to many things ifso see if can be avoided Flonase is steroid just renenber all medicines have side effects have 2nd opinion. I, m concerned too. ...Read more

Dr. Creighton Wright
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Fluticasone (Definition)

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Can Flonase be used 2x a day once am & once pm for nasal drip/allergies? If so, for how long can I continue this? Also on Xyzal, (levocetirizine) Zyrtec, & Singulair.

Can Flonase be used 2x a day once am & once pm for nasal drip/allergies? If so, for how long can I continue this? Also on Xyzal, (levocetirizine) Zyrtec, & Singulair.

See below.: Flonase is usually taken once per day, unless your doctor prescribing it has told you otherwise. Also, both Xyzal (levocetirizine) and Zyrtec are long-acting antihistamines, also usually taken only once per day. You should discuss all of your medications with your doctor and they can advise you of the best way to take your allergy medications. ...Read more

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I have post nasal drip all year round. I use a humidifier, take Singulair, Xyzal, Flonase (2x a day) and it's still there. What's wrong w my sinuses?

I have post nasal drip all year round. I use a humidifier, take Singulair, Xyzal, Flonase (2x a day) and it's still there. What's wrong w my sinuses?

Post nasal drip: All year round, all the meds you mentioned and the humidifier may control inflammation / congestion some, but won't treat infection, may be something else in your surroundings is irritating your airways, e.g. a pet, however, you need to see a specialist: an ENT or an allergist / immunonlogist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org for an allergist in your area, best wishes ...Read more

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Finishing 12 day steroid taper, using aerospan, flonase, &singulair, still have issues breathing through nose. Did 2 antibiotic courses. Ever get well?

Finishing 12 day steroid taper, using aerospan, flonase, &singulair, still have issues breathing through nose. Did 2 antibiotic courses. Ever get well?

Nasal blockage: Greetings. It sounds like you have been using some good medications. I suggest seeing an ENT doctor for a detailed endoscopic exam of your nasal and sinus passages. There could be a chronic infection not being effectively treated by your medication. Possibly a fungal infection. An image of your sinuses may also be recommended such as a CT scan if the ENT thinks it might help resolve your issues. ...Read more

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Can allergic rhinitis w/ severe post nasal drip and painful swollen l-neck gland bring on high blood press. Prescription zyrtec, singulair, (montelukast) flonase, motrin?

Can allergic rhinitis w/ severe post nasal drip and painful swollen l-neck gland bring on high blood press. Prescription zyrtec, singulair, (montelukast) flonase, motrin?

Probably not: Allergic rhinitis is an immunological disease caused by mast cell degranulation and the release of mediators of inflammation, especially histamine. I suppose it is possible that mast cell inflammatory mediators could alter blood pressure. Also another possibility is anxiety caused by the presence of severe allergic response. In general most cases of hypertension are not caused by nasal allergy. ...Read more

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26 year-old man with 4 years of gradually increasing swallowing problems, felt to be esophageal dysfunction, with normal chest and abdominal CT.....?

26 year-old man with 4 years of gradually increasing swallowing problems, felt to be esophageal dysfunction, with normal chest and abdominal CT.....?

Keep on looking: Your ethnicity and age makes Eosinophilic esophagitis EoE a strong suspect despite the biopsy findings. In fact I have a patient in whom it took a 3nd endoscopy and biopsy to finally show that he had indeed EoE as I had initially suspected. The one thing which is unusual is the oral thrush in the absence of steroid or diabetes. Thus a fasting metabolic panel may be worthwhile to rule out diabetes. The hypokalemia is also unexpected in the absence of any known cause. Here's what I would suggest:
(a)Get a fasting metabolic panel to rule diabetes if not done already.
(b)Try eliminating wheat, egg, milk, soy, and peanuts from your diet for a month and see if there is any change in your symptoms. If possible get scoped again for objective observation.
(c)Work with an allergist and nutritionist to make sure that you are on the right track.
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Does using the advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) and the singulair tablet cause cold symptoms to be worse?

Does using the advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) and the singulair tablet cause cold symptoms to be worse?

No: There is no medication in advair or singulair (montelukast) which should make "cold" symptoms worse. Actually the singulair (montelukast) should reduce the inncreased mucus and airway narrowing cuased by "colds" and advair should decrease the asthma symptoms caused by "colds.". ...Read more

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I've been taking montelukast sodium 10 mg and & fluticasone propionate for the past week to cure my sinus and asthma problems and they aren't working.

Cure?: Asthma not curable but contrplable disease, sinus and asthma would get better give at least 4--6 weeks, if you wheeze, you do need to use an inhaler on regular basis. Singulair (montelukast) controls asthma. ...Read more

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Was using montelukast+ruptadine, albuterol&fluticasone 2treat persistent cough for 3 years. After I got cured completely using homeopathic. How?!

Was using montelukast+ruptadine, albuterol&fluticasone 2treat persistent cough for 3 years. After I got cured completely using homeopathic. How?!

How?: As we get older, our body changes and you might have technically, outgrown, your issue triggering the cough. It is also possible that you changed something in your life or environment (no longer exposed to it...Eg. Moved, rid of pet, quit smoking) that has drastically reduced exposure and decreased symptoms. ...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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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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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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Will Flonase help with tinnitus?

Will Flonase help with tinnitus?

Possibly: Flonase is a nasal steroid that is frequently used to treat allergic rhinitis. Treating allergic rhinitis can, in turn, help with eustachian tube function. One treatable cause of tinnitus is eustachian tube dysfunction which effectively creates a vacuum or negative pressure in the middle ear. If tinnitus from hearing loss or other causes, it is not likely to make much difference for the ringing. ...Read more

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Does Flonase lower the immune system?

Does Flonase lower the immune system?

No: Its action is mostly topical and it takes much large doses of oral or injectable steroid for many months to suppress the immune system even a little bit. ...Read more

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Can Flovent & Flonase be taken together?

Can Flovent & Flonase be taken together?

Yes: And follow instructions well for your own safety and wellness, good luck, ...Read more

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What to taje firdt? Flonase or patanase?

What to taje firdt? Flonase or patanase?

Steroid nasal sprays: Either of those nasal medications will work to help your condition. You should discuss what is recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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Flonase spray isn't working what should I do?

Rhinitis: Flonase is used to treat sinus and nasal inflammation. Nasal steroid sprays work best when used every day. You may find that another steroid spray works better for you than flonase. Other treatments include otc saline sinus rinse, oral antihistamines e g Loratadine or fexofenadine, and nasal antihistamine sprays. You may see a doctor for allergy testing and to rule out / treat sinus infection. ...Read more

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Can singulair (montelukast) help with eczema?

Can singulair (montelukast) help with eczema?

Eczema and singulair (montelukast): If a person has atopic dermatitis in combination with allergies to a lot of things, singulair (montelukast) might help, . ...Read more

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What is the proper way to apply Flonase spray?

Nasal spray: Sounds easy but commonly misused. The correct way is to insert it into the nose and tilt it toward the ear then squirt twice; repeat with other nostril do not inhale it. Wipe lightly after use. That's it. Usually see results in 2-7 days. Works best if used daily. ...Read more

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Nasonex (mometasone) vs. Flonase, which is better?

Nasonex (mometasone) vs. Flonase, which is better?

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Dr. Latonya Brown-Puryear
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Montelukast (Definition)

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