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Dx w/ chronic sinusitis. Dr says try Zyrtec (cetirizine) & flunisolide 2 wks minimum & wait on allergy tests. F/u appt in May. Meds not helping after 5 days.

Dx w/ chronic sinusitis. Dr says try Zyrtec (cetirizine) & flunisolide 2 wks minimum & wait on allergy tests. F/u appt in May. Meds not helping after 5 days.

Call doc again: If you have sinusitis which has not responded to flunisolide after 5 days, you likely need an antibiotic now. I don't see how the finding from allergy test would alter your current treatment (for long term , likely yes). In the meanwhile try saline irrigation on the sinuses. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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What is the definition or description of: Aerobid allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Aerobid allergy?

Aerobid allergy: Aerobid (Flunisolide or Aerospan) is a steroid & decongestant. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.rxlist.com/aerobid-drug.htm ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Nasarel allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Nasarel allergy?

Nasarel allergy: Nasarel (Flunisolide) is a Steroid/ decongestant. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: http://www.webmd.com/drugs/2/drug-3883/nasarel-nasal/details ...Read more

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Flunisolide and osteoporosis relationship?

Flunisolide and osteoporosis relationship?

No: No, there is no evidence that Flunisolide causes osteoporosis. Studies have looked at it. ...Read more

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Which non-prescription inhaler is the best substitute for flunisolide?

Which non-prescription inhaler is the best substitute for flunisolide?

None: If you are referring to inhaled flunisolide, there is no such thing as a non-prescription inhaled steroid in the US. ...Read more

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Can flunisolide raise your blood sugar?

Can flunisolide raise your blood sugar?

Unknown: I was not able to find any research studies that have addressed this question, so the answer is unknown. If you are a diabetic, you would have to try the Flunisolide and see if it affected your readings on your glucose meter. If you are not diabetic and do not measure your blood sugar, there is no way to know. ...Read more

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It's okay to use expired apo-flunisolide nasal spray right?

It's okay to use expired apo-flunisolide nasal spray right?

No: All medications have expiration dates beyond which there is no guarantee that the medication will be effective. ...Read more

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Can a corticosteroid nose spray (flunisolide) increase your blood sugar?

Can a corticosteroid nose spray (flunisolide) increase your blood sugar?

Probably not: Nasal steroids are generally not absorbed systemically. Thus, the likelihood of having an effect on blood sugar is very low. There are some exceptions, especially in patients on high doses or in children, but these are rare. ...Read more

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Please tell me can flunisolide and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) be prescribed together for severe asthma?

Please tell me can flunisolide and symbicort (budesonide and formoterol) be prescribed together for severe asthma?

Yes generally: Albuterol is used as a 'rescue inhaler' for symptoms while on symbicort (budesonide and formoterol). Flunisolide nasal spray can be used at the same time, but please check with your physician.
Monitoring your peak flow and ACT score as well as avoiding triggers for your asthma are important aspects of your care. I would suggest having your total IgE checked as well. ...Read more

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I have a nose spray with Flunisolide 0.125mg and Oxymetazoline 0.25mg....can i also use Azelastine HCI at the same time?

I have a nose spray with Flunisolide 0.125mg and Oxymetazoline 0.25mg....can i also use Azelastine HCI at the same time?

Nasal sprays: Flunisolide is a nasal steroid and it safe to use on a daily basis. Oxymetazoline is a nasal decongestant and it is not meant for every day use. You should not exceed using that for more than three days. You risk severe rebound nasal congestion. Azelastine is a nasal antihistamine and does not interact adversely with the other medications that you are taking. It also can be used on a daily basis. ...Read more

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Used to take Claritin (loratadine) d daily. Dr dx is chronic sinusitis. Said try Zyrtec & flunisolide spray. Tried 6 days so far & am so congested. What to do?

Used to take Claritin (loratadine) d daily. Dr dx is chronic sinusitis. Said try Zyrtec & flunisolide spray. Tried 6 days so far & am so congested. What to do?

May need abx: Chronic sinusitis requires more intensive and prolonged antibiotic treatment often accompanied by a short course of steroid. Even then, the result is about 50% successful. Call your doctor again and perhaps consider seeing an ENT specialist/allergist re. the problem. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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Chronic cough in children associated with Flonase allergy?

Chronic cough in children associated with Flonase allergy?

Doubtful: I don't think a child would be allergic to the nasal steroid spray flonase. There are certainly children whose cough may not respond to treatment with flonase, but the reason is most likely a mis-diagnosis rather than an allergy to it. One needs to think about an infectious cause, asthma or possibly reflux to name a few reasons for lack of response to flonase. ...Read more

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How is chronic urticaria of children resolved? With allergy testing?

See below: Allergy testing may hold an answer. However, with chronic urticaria, less than 5% of the time is a cause found. ...Read more

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For children's allergies should you combine zyrtec and claritin (loratadine)?

For children's allergies should you combine zyrtec and claritin (loratadine)?

Pick one: While both zyrtec (cetirizine) and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for treatment of allergies in children, it is rarely necessary to use both at the same time. In my experience, Claritin works for many and zyrtec works for most patients. While there is little harm to combining these, it doesn't add to the effectiveness. ...Read more

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Is it possible that i give my two-year-old children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for seasonal allergies?

Is it possible that i give my two-year-old children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for seasonal allergies?

Yes: Yes, you can give your 2 year old child Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for allergy symptoms. Its onset is fast within 15-60 minutes and it lasts for about 4-6 hours. Otc zyrtec's onset is also fast and it lasts for 24 hours. Keep in mind that those medications can control mild allergy symptoms. If your child still suffers from the disease after taking otc meds, you might want to bring him or her to see an allergist. ...Read more

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Took 2tsp of children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my allergies, but forgot that i had 3 glasses of 5% dessert wine 3 hours earlier. Should i worry?

Took 2tsp of children's Benadryl (diphenhydramine) for my allergies, but forgot that i had 3 glasses of 5% dessert wine 3 hours earlier. Should i worry?

Not necesarily: I wouldn't drive a car or operate tools or machinery for another 6-8 hours, but this exposure would just make someone groggy. The time needed to metabolize the alcohol suggests at least half was gone before the medicine was taken, and the overlap is not worrisome. ...Read more

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My husband and i accidentally gave our 4 yr old son, who weighs 42lbs, a double dose of childrens benadryl (diphenhydramine) for his allergies (chewable tablets 12.5mg)?

My husband and i accidentally gave our 4 yr old son, who weighs 42lbs, a double dose of childrens benadryl (diphenhydramine) for his allergies (chewable tablets 12.5mg)?

??no numbers??: The only way for me to comment on the dose is if you list what you gave. Two 12.5 mg tabs in a 42 lb kid might make him groggy but shouldn't hurt in the long run.Four tabs would put him to sleep and he'd be out for a few hours. Luckily the med clears the body in 4-8 hours. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies these days?

How are children tested for allergies these days?

Allergy testing: Usually encompasses skin and/or serum (blood) test which are consistent with the child's clinical history. ...Read more

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How often should children be tested for allergies?

How often should children be tested for allergies?

It depends: It really depends on the age of the child, and whether you're talking about food or environmental allergies. I generally will skin test children over age 2 for environmental allergies, while many younger kids need food testing. In terms of frequency, children with environmental allergies may benefit from repeat testing after 2 years, as their allergies can change as they get older. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Weisman
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Flunisolide (Definition)

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Dr. Gary Sandler
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Nasalide (Definition)

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