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What is the definition or description of: steroid nasal spray allergy?

What is the definition or description of: steroid nasal spray allergy?

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

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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I am on a fluticasone steroid nasal spray for allergy and sinusitis prevention. If I have a cold should I keep taking it or should I temporarily stop?

I am on a fluticasone steroid nasal spray for allergy and sinusitis prevention. If I have a cold should I keep taking it or should I temporarily stop?

Keep taking: Keep taking your allergy medicines throughout cold. You could even increase the dose of your nasal spray, max dose 2 sprays in each nostril twice a sat during illness ...Read more

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What causes nasopharynx swelling? 3 months, lump sensation feeling of plugged mucus, no nasal congestion. Tried steroid sprays, allergy meds, rinses.

What causes nasopharynx swelling? 3 months, lump sensation feeling of plugged mucus, no nasal congestion. Tried steroid sprays, allergy meds, rinses.

Throat swelling?: I don't know if you are referring to the throat swelling or not . If so, you need to consult an ENT to find out. In the absence of nasal congestion, one would not expect steroid sprays , allergy med , or rinses to work. ...Read more

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What is the best nasal steroid spray for nasal ployps? Any suggestions?

What is the best nasal steroid spray for nasal ployps?  Any suggestions?

They all work: More important than the brand is your tolerance of the medicine. I would start with generic drug or one with a low copay and only change if you have a problem with them. ...Read more

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Can I use a neti pot with steroid nasal spray?

Can I use a neti pot with steroid nasal spray?

Neti pot: Yes but do the neti pot first then wait a while, blow your nose and then use the steroid spray. ...Read more

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What are some side effects of taking steroid nasal spray?

What are some side effects of taking steroid nasal spray?

Nose bleed: Some individuals develop a nose bleed from them. There are rare cases of nasal septal perforation and glaucoma, but generally speaking they are very safe for long term use. ...Read more

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How far do you put the nasal steroid spray in your nose to shrink turbinates?

How far do you put the nasal steroid spray in your nose to shrink turbinates?

Not far: but straight into your nostril directed backwards not upwards make sure not to hit the septum ...Read more

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Do the side-effects of a nasal steroid spray differ then that of an oral or inhaled one?

Do the side-effects of a nasal steroid spray differ then that of an oral or inhaled one?

Yes: The side effects of a steroid nasal spray differs from that of an oral steroid or an inhaled steroid. Some side effects are dose and delivery dependent. They do not all cause systemic side effects for instance. The indications for use are different. ...Read more

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Is it possible to switch nasal steroid spray if one doesn't work for you to reduce the swelling in your nose?

Is it possible to switch nasal steroid spray if one doesn't work for you to reduce the swelling in your nose?

Yes: There are a number of corticosteroid nasal sprays and while all should be effective, patient preference is the key to continued use and good results. If symptoms are persistent, seek care from a board certified allergist. ...Read more

Steroid Nasal Spray (Definition)

Steroid nasal sprays treat allergies of the nose (hay fever) and also inflammation of the nose not caused by allergies (non allergic rhinitis) different brand names include: nasonex, (mometasone) nasacort, flonase, rhinocort, ...Read more


Dr. Gregg Albers
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Steroids (Definition)

Many children with croup need prescription medications. Often steroids can ...Read more