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Medicine For Nasalide Allergy
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
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
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
Flunisolide: There are no over the counter or non-prescription steroid inhalers on the market. ...Read more
No: All medications have expiration dates beyond which there is no guarantee that the medication will be effective. ...Read more
I am taking nasonex (mometasone) my insurance won't cover that any longer they suggest Nasacort AQ or fluticasone or flunisolide. Can I switch and to which one?
YES: Anyone of the above will be okay. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Stop taking it: If it is an extreme necessity, and there are no alternatives, and you don't know whether this an allergic reaction or an adverse drug reaction (side effect), see an allergist/immunologist for evaluation and possible desensitization to the said drug for treatment if a particular disease episode, good luck ...Read more
Various Options: Daily steroid or antihistamines nasal sprays (fluticasone, azelastine) are helpful. Determining exactly what you could be sensitized to in order to practice appropriate avoidance measures is also important. If medications and avoidance are not effective or not feasible allergen immunotherapy (allergy shots) could be an option as well. Other meds include Sudafed, Mucinex, (guaifenesin) Afrin, oral antihistamines ...Read more
Could be!: Without understanding the circumstances and the type of reaction, it is impossible to answer the question. If you started the new medicine, and experienced a reaction, it could be due to allergy to the medication. ...Read more
No cure yet, but...: Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy) is currently the only treatment that is disease modifiying, meaning it can change how the body responds to exposure to allergens. It is "natural" and long lasting effects carry on after shots are stopped. It works for most, but not all people. Closest thing to a cure so far..... For more read my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2013/03/its-no. ...Read more
OTC Allergy: Not fair. Truly, it is trial-and-error. What works best for you might not work best for someone else. Loratadine is the weakest binding non-sedating antihistamine; Cetirizine is the strongest binding non-sedating antihistamine. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) works better than both but it makes people sleepy. ...Read more