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What's the difference between rhinocort aqua and avamys nose sprays?

What's the difference between rhinocort aqua and avamys nose sprays?

Nasal sprays: They are both nasal steroids and serve similar functions to treat nasal allergies and congetion. Rhinocort is ok for pregnant women but not fluticasone. ...Read more

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Are there rhinocort side effects?

Are there rhinocort side effects?

Yes: There are side effects to every medication. That does not mean you will experience any of them. Common side effects of rhinocort include nose bleeds, sore throat and nasal irritation. More serious are perforation of the nasal septum, increased intraocular pressure and oral thrush. Review the technique for proper application of this nasal spray and use as directed to minimize nasal side effects. ...Read more

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Have a perforated septum, recently prescribed rhinocort aqua nasal spray, worried it'll make my condition worse. Should i be worried?

Have a perforated septum, recently prescribed rhinocort aqua nasal spray, worried it'll make my condition worse. Should i be worried?

Yes: Nasal septal perforations are a problem. They crust and bleed easily. Unfortunately using a nasal spray can sometimes aggravate the situation even though you angle the spray away from the perforation. You might be better to try to get the perforation fixed. If the perforation is small fixing it is relatively easy. Seek an experienced ENT physician who will be able to advise you in more detail. ...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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Any oral medication that works similarly to rhinocort aqua?

Any oral medication that works similarly to rhinocort aqua?

Steroids: Unfortunately there is no good long term oral mediation that works like rhinocort. It is very dangerous to take oral steroids, especially for a prolonged period of time. ...Read more

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Possible side effects of long term use of rhinocort together with alcohol?

Possible side effects of long term use of rhinocort together with alcohol?

None: There are no side effects related to the use oh rhinocort and alcohol together. There are no clinically significant long term effects from long term use of rhinocort, but long term use of alcohol could certainly result in adverse effects. ...Read more

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Are there rhinocort side effects?

Yes: There are side effects to every medication. That does not mean you will experience any of them. Common side effects of rhinocort include nose bleeds, sore throat and nasal irritation. More serious are perforation of the nasal septum, increased intraocular pressure and oral thrush. Review the technique for proper application of this nasal spray and use as directed to minimize nasal side effects. ...Read more