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Nasal Steroid Spray For Allergies
See answer: I am not sure what you are asking, but some people are allergic to nasal sprays that have steroid in them, and the medication itself can cause an irritation/allergy. However, post nasal drip and allergies (allergic rhinitis) affecting the nose can be well treated with rx corticosteroid nasal sprays used appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
5 to 10 minutes: I typically advise my patients 5-10 minutes ...Read more
As long as needed: Steroid nasal sprays do not cure your allergies, but prevent the allergic inflammation. Once the medicine is stopped, your symptoms will return if you are still in contact with your allergen. If you want a more permanent change in your allergies, you need to consider something like immunotherapy, or allergy shots. However, steroid nasal sprays can usually be taken safely for long periods of time. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Now there is!: The nasal steroid spray nasacort is now available without a prescription. It is not generic, but the price is reasonable. For more information, read my blog at: http://www.Familyallergyasthmacare.Com/2014/02/otc-nasacort-is-here-over-the-counter-nasal-steroid-spray-for-treating-allergies-now-available/. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Do I I use a sinus rinse before I use my nasal steroid spray or can I jus spray it in without a problem is it still effective?
Sinus rinse b4 spray: If you're now suffering from nasal allergies, best to rinse first before spraying medication. Once you're better and using medication for prevention, then less likely to need to rinse first. But only you can figure this out w/your Family Doc & Allergist. As always, avoid nasal decongestant sprays. Nasal steroids should be fine. Ask about oral allergy medication options too. ...Read more
Been prescribed steroid nasal spray for post nasal drip. Symptoms are very uncomfortable is there something different I can do? How important is it?
How to properly use a nasal steroid spray for a swollen nose. And why is my left nose middle septum red well the whole nose is red?
Aim away from septum: Intranasal steroid sprays are the most effective medication treatment for seasonal and year round allergies. The spray tip should be aimed "away" from the nasal septum to help decrease the risk of nose bleeds. The opposite nostril is plugged and when the sprayed, a gentle sniff in. Using a nasal steroid spray will make the nasal membranes appear red. ...Read more
Am using avamys nasal steroid spray once daily & nasal salt rinse . Can I salt wash twice a day? And how far apart from steroid use ?
Yes: Salt water nasal sprays are helpful for patients with nasal allergies and sinus disease. The thought is that the saline rinse will help "was away" some of the inflammatory mediators and improve one's nasal symptoms. Nasal saline is also a mild decongestant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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