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Will benedryl allergy medicine be helpful for very painful blocked eustacian tube caused by allergies? I've been taking nasonex (mometasone) to no avail.

Will benedryl allergy medicine be helpful for very painful blocked eustacian tube caused by allergies? I've been taking nasonex (mometasone) to no avail.

May help but side ef: An antihistamine or if tolerated combined with a decongestant may be helpful, but there are longer acting less sedating otc formulations. Check with your doctor or pharmacist. If persists see a specialist, . ...Read more

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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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How do you know if nasonex (mometasone) allergy?

Side effects: Nasonex (mometasone) can cause nosebleeds, headache and irritation. These are considered side effects. True allergy is extremely rare and would cause swelling of nasal tissue and perhaps itching. I've never seen this in 30+ years of clinical practice. ...Read more

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What can I take if nasonex (mometasone) allergy?

What can I take if nasonex (mometasone) allergy?

Different medication: People are generally not allergic to Nasonex (mometasone) but to something in the solution (and this is more likely to be a "sensitivity" not an allergy). If liquid nasal sprays are a problem, there is a new aerosol nasal steroid called qnasl. Talk to your doctor about that as an alternative. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the long term effects of taking nasonex (mometasone) for allergies?

Nasonex (mometasone) effects: Nasonex (mometasone) is a topical corticosteroid; that means it is a steroid for inflammation (not the kind that athletes abuse) placed in the area where it is needed. These medicines are usually well tolerated at the recommended doses but can sometimes cause irritation and nosebleeds. They are rarely absorbed into the bloodstream but patients should get their eyes checked yearly to ensure no side effects. ...Read more

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I have allergies and it feels like I have a cold year round. I've tried all kinds of medication. I've been looking into getting nasonex (mometasone). Does it work.

I have allergies and it feels like I have a cold year round. I've tried all kinds of medication. I've been looking into getting nasonex (mometasone). Does it work.

May be: The gold standard treatment for allergic rhinitis is intranasal steroids sprays. Nasonex (mometasone) is one of them. Different people respond to different ins. Ins for year round allergy should be used on daily basis. If you do not have symptoms after ins, it suggests you are well controlled but not cured. Otherwise, you need to discuss with your doctor. ...Read more

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Is Flonase or nasonex (mometasone) safe to use for many months if your child have allergies?

Is Flonase or nasonex (mometasone) safe to use for many months if your child have allergies?

Yes: Both medications have been tested in children as young as 3 years of age for as long as 12 months and found to cause no significant long-term adverse effects when used in appropriate doses. ...Read more

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What else I can do to reduce my allergys symptoms if I'm already on Claritin and nasonex (mometasone)?

What else I can do to reduce my allergys symptoms if I'm already on Claritin and nasonex (mometasone)?

See an allergist: I would recommend seeing an allergist to determine what is causing your symptoms. You may be able to avoid some of your allergens. You might also be a candidate for allergy shots, which are a cure for allergies. ...Read more

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What do I do about my horrible seasonal allergies? Should I start on medication like nasonex (mometasone) even before the season?

What do I do about my horrible seasonal allergies? Should I start on medication like nasonex (mometasone) even before the season?

Allergies: Seasonal allergies can be treated with OTC medications such as generic Zyrtec, Claritin, or Seldane, with generic Flonase and Cromolyn nasal sprays preceded by a plain Saline spray like Simply Saline or Ocean Spray. Reducing exposure to allergens by removing drapery & carpeting, encasing pillows & mattresses, showering & shampooing after exposure to pollens helps too. 'Prevention Works'! ...Read more

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Normal pft results but still struggling to breathe some days. Is it just allergies as my dr said or could it be something worse? Also using nasonex (mometasone).

Normal pft results but still struggling to breathe some days. Is it just allergies as my dr said or could it be something worse? Also using nasonex (mometasone).

Shortness of breath: Some people with shortness of breath and normal pfts have vocal cord dysfunction. This is trouble breathing on inspiration that occurs especially with exercise. It occurs in people who are "high achievers" and there are no symptoms at night. Asthma medications provide no significant relief. An allergist, ENT or pulmonologist can assist in deciphering respiratory symptoms. ...Read more

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Does having food allergy or tolerance be a cause of turbinate hypertrophy? Does stopping nasonex (mometasone) cause relapse?

Does having food allergy or tolerance be a cause of turbinate hypertrophy? Does stopping nasonex (mometasone) cause relapse?

More likely inhalent: There are various types of food allergies and sensitivities which can cause skin, GI, respiratory and sinonasal symptoms. Generally turbinate hypertrophy is due to inhalant allergies. Nasal steroid sprays derive their benefit after days of use and must be continued to function. If allergies are present, symptoms of congestion stuffiness generally improved with antihistamine and nasal steroid. ...Read more

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I currently use rhinocort aqua for nasal allergies, it is so expensive, and nasonex (mometasone) doesn't work for me. Any other options?

I currently use rhinocort aqua for nasal allergies, it is so expensive, and nasonex (mometasone) doesn't work for me. Any other options?

Generic flonase: Nasal steroids are a great first choice for medication treatment of allergies. Your insurance will likely want you on a generic if possible. There is a generic option for Flonase and this to some degree for a number of patients. ...Read more

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I have allergies in the spring and fall. I tried nasonex, (mometasone) it gave me a chest cough. Singulair doesn't seem to be working. What else can I try?

I have allergies in the spring and fall. I tried nasonex, (mometasone) it gave me a chest cough. Singulair doesn't seem to be working. What else can I try?

Other options..: I would recommend getting a re-evaluation by your doc. Steroid nasal sprays are frontline treatment and there are many available. Nasonex works well, but not for everyone--try a different one. Antihistamine such as zyrtec, allegra, claritin, xyzal, (levocetirizine) Clarinex with/out a decongestant can be added if nasal spray not adequate. Allergies can cause misery and I feel your pain. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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I was told by our ENT to use Nasonex (mometasone) on my son during allergy season. Our insurance doesn't cover it. Can I use Nasocort instead?

I was told by our ENT to use Nasonex (mometasone) on my son during allergy season. Our insurance doesn't cover it. Can I use Nasocort instead?

Probably: There are many brands of nasal steroids available, all of which are indicated for allergic rhinitis and are interchangeable. However, some people do find some preparations more effective than others. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of being on nasonex (mometasone) and allergy meds (switch between different ones... Zyrtec, allegra, claratin) it's been many years?

What are the long term effects of being on nasonex (mometasone) and allergy meds (switch between different ones... Zyrtec, allegra, claratin) it's been many years?

Not to worry: There are no significant reported long term adverse effects of nasal steroids in studies. Direct, local effects are more common like irritation in the nose, crustiness, nosebleeds. You just take a short break from the rx for these. There are no major reported concerns about long term use of antihistamines.- zyrtec, claritin, allegra, etc. ...Read more

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I have allergic rhinitis, idid skin test (cockroach allergy) I am taking zykast, nasonex, (mometasone) sterimar it s already 5 months but no improvement, ?

Allergies: See a board certified allergist, and see if they can offer allergen immunotherapy to help you with your symptoms, ultimately, allergen avoidance is the key to improve your symptoms, determine where your exposure to cockroach is. ...Read more

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Just found out I'm pregnant, I take nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray for allergies, is it safe to take while pregnant?

Check with OBGYN: Nasonex (mometasone) has corticosteroid medication in it. I would check with your obgyn before using this or any other medication while pregnant. ...Read more

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Will taking levitra (vardenafil) (10 mg) worsen a very painfully blocked eustachian tube? My doctor says it's caused by allergies and I am currently taking nasonex

Ear Pain and Levitra (vardenafil): Levitra (vardenafil) can cause nasal congestion. This in turn could contribute to eustachian tube blockage and ear pain. A study of over 7000 patients demonstrated increased nasal congestion in 3.4% of patients. The congestion generally occurred within the first six months of therapy and mainly affected men over age 50. You may also have allergies that can affect the eustachian tube as well. ...Read more

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What are the best treatments for asthma and allergies? I am using nasonex, spirivia, albueterol, and benadryl (diphenhydramine). Plus doing sinus rinses. Still sick.

What are the best treatments for asthma and allergies? I am using nasonex, spirivia, albueterol, and benadryl (diphenhydramine). Plus doing sinus rinses. Still sick.

Asthma guidelines: If you do have asthma spireva is not an asthma medication, although is sometimes of benefit especially if there is also copd. I cannot tell you what is the correct asthma medication for you. You need to see a board certified allergist for appropriate evaluation and treatment of your entire respiratory system. ...Read more

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My doctor told me not to take antihistamines before allergy test but I've been taking nasonex (mometasone) and Otrivin decongestant is that ok?

My doctor told me not to take antihistamines before allergy test but I've been taking nasonex (mometasone) and Otrivin decongestant is that ok?

Okay: A number of medications should be discontinued prior to allergy skin testing. Steroid nasal sprays like nasonex (mometasone) may be continued. Otrivine is a nasal decongestant which should only be used for temporary relief of symptoms may be continued. Escitalopram and inhalers and nebulizers may be continued. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause elevated WBC of 12? It's been a rough season. On zyrtec singulair astelin nasonex (mometasone) and ativan for anxiety.

Can allergies cause elevated WBC of 12? It's been a rough season. On zyrtec singulair astelin nasonex (mometasone) and ativan for anxiety.

Yes: The most common cause is fighting an infection, but inflammation, stress and other causes are possible. Here's a good article. Best wishes! Http://www. Livestrong. Com/article/100754-causes-elevated-white-blood-count/
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Nasonex, (mometasone) nasacort aq or flonase, which quicker for nasal congestion/ seasonal allergies? I also nasal colloidal silve-nott o2 binding, will that work

Nasonex, (mometasone) nasacort aq or flonase, which quicker for nasal congestion/ seasonal allergies? I also nasal colloidal silve-nott o2 binding, will that work

Nasal sprays: All nasal steroids take a few days to start working and need to build up a dose before they become fully effective. Nasal antihistamines are quicker in onset of actiion. A combination nasal spray should help your symptoms for fast and long lasting relief. Now I don't know anything about the coooloidal silver spray you mentioned. ...Read more

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Sound nasal when talk sometimes&throat feels blocked. Take a lot of meds.&don't think have allergies. Will nasonex (from internist) help? If not, what will

Sound nasal when talk sometimes&throat feels blocked. Take a lot of meds.&don't think have allergies. Will nasonex (from internist) help? If not, what will

Nasonex (mometasone) may help: Nasonex (mometasone) is a nasal steroid spray approved for the treatment of nasal allergies, but may also help for non-allergic nasal congestion. It is a very safe medication without drug interactions. If Nasonex (mometasone) is not helpful, other considerations for the symptoms include sinus infection, nasal polyps, and anatomical abnormalities. For these, a healthcare provider especially ENT could provide the answer. ...Read more

Nasonex (Definition)

Mometasone furoate is a medium strength steroid which is a kind of ...Read more