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Flonase Vs Singulair
Flonase or singulair (montelukast) for one yr old's allergies? The pharmacist was very concerned about flonase.
I'm using flonase and singulair (montelukast) to treat seasonal allergies as prescribed by the doctor. So far not much progress. Can I use allegra on top?
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
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
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
How to I stop post nasal drip from aggravating my lungs & giving me asthma symptoms? I started Flonase & singulair (montelukast) and the mucus is still coming.
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
What can I do? I am a 56 year old male I weigh 450 lbs. I have copd, asthma and I have a c-pap I take spiriva, advair, Flonase and singulair. I take Coumadin because I had blood clots in my lungs. I have arthritis in my knees and I can't stand very long beca
Weight Loss: It starts with weight loss, my friend. You have heard it many times and will continue to hear it but it is essential for you to start down the road of weight loss. Ask for a consult with a dietitian. ...Read more
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.
Good luck ...Read more
Does using the advair diskus (salmeterol and fluticasone) and the singulair tablet cause cold symptoms to be worse?
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.
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
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
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
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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