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Doctor insights on: Rhinocort Vs Flonase

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Should I stop using Flonase if it makes my nose bleed? Would RHINOCORT be a better option?

Should I stop using Flonase if it makes my nose bleed? Would RHINOCORT be a better option?

Maybe: Flonase does contain alcohol which can irritate some peoples noses. Rhinocort can also cause nasal bleeding but it does not contain the alcohol which is in Flonase. It might be best to stop both for a few days. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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I have nose bleeds every morning, facial pain, & Nasal Congestion all year. I've been getting headaches too. I've tried RHINOCORT, Claritin, & flonase.

I have nose bleeds every morning, facial pain, & Nasal Congestion all year. I've been getting headaches too. I've tried RHINOCORT, Claritin, & flonase.

Not the right meds: This regimen may be adequate to treat mild to moderate nasal/sinus inflammation, but you are describing a more complicated issue. An evaluation to identify cause is warranted, ;and necessary to guide a targeted treatment strategy that may consist of prescription medication to decongest, relieve inflammation, or treat infection. A structural sinus problem may require surgical correction. ...Read more

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What's better than flonase?

What's better than flonase?

All about the same: All the topical steroids have about equal efficacy (activity) and safety. I do not think changing from Flonase to another topical steroid will significantly change your nasal function. Remember, these drugs are specifically used for allergic and non-allergic rhinitis. Check with an allergist. Finally, although these topical steroids are about the same, some people do prefer a particular one. ...Read more

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I would like something like Flonase but cheap?

Nasocort OTC: You can buy Nasacort (triamcinolone) OTC for about $12 for a one-month supply. This is the cheapest you will find. ...Read more

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Is Flonase an antihistamine?

Is Flonase an antihistamine?

No: Flonase is a nasal steroid spray. It is often used in conjunction with an antihistamine. The most commonly used antihistamines today are the non-sedating antihistamines: claritin, Allegra and zyrtec. Each of these had a generic drug available, too. ...Read more

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Will Flonase help with tinnitus?

Will Flonase help with tinnitus?

Possibly: Flonase is a nasal steroid that is frequently used to treat allergic rhinitis. Treating allergic rhinitis can, in turn, help with eustachian tube function. One treatable cause of tinnitus is eustachian tube dysfunction which effectively creates a vacuum or negative pressure in the middle ear. If tinnitus from hearing loss or other causes, it is not likely to make much difference for the ringing. ...Read more

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Does Flonase lower the immune system?

Does Flonase lower the immune system?

No: Its action is mostly topical and it takes much large doses of oral or injectable steroid for many months to suppress the immune system even a little. ...Read more

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Can Flovent & Flonase be taken together?

Can Flovent & Flonase be taken together?

Yes: And follow instructions well for your own safety and wellness, good luck, ...Read more

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What to taje firdt? Flonase or patanase?

What to taje firdt? Flonase or patanase?

Steroid nasal sprays: Either of those nasal medications will work to help your condition. You should discuss what is recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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Flonase spray isn't working what should I do?

Rhinitis: Flonase is used to treat sinus and nasal inflammation. Nasal steroid sprays work best when used every day. You may find that another steroid spray works better for you than flonase. Other treatments include otc saline sinus rinse, oral antihistamines e g Loratadine or fexofenadine, and nasal antihistamine sprays. You may see a doctor for allergy testing and to rule out / treat sinus infection. ...Read more

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What is the proper way to apply Flonase spray?

Nasal spray: Sounds easy but commonly misused. The correct way is to insert it into the nose and tilt it toward the ear then squirt twice; repeat with other nostril do not inhale it. Wipe lightly after use. That's it. Usually see results in 2-7 days. Works the best if used daily. ...Read more

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Nasonex (mometasone) vs. Flonase, which is better?

Nasonex (mometasone) vs. Flonase, which is better?

Healthtap: Doctors on healthtap are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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Can I take Flonase a Tamiflu (oseltamivir) together?

Yes you can: No intetactions, but exercise caution with multiple drugs ...Read more

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Can I take Afrin (oxymetazoline) and Flonase together?

Can I take Afrin (oxymetazoline) and Flonase together?

Perhaps: Afrin contains oxymetazoline which can improve nasal congestion when used for short periods of time. Use for more than 3 days can increase risk of rebound congestion and development of a condition called Rhinits Medicamentosa. (RM) Use with a topical steroid nasal spray may (like flute adobe) help to prevent it. You should always minimize use of decongestants because of other possible effects. ...Read more

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What is the best way to use Flonase and a nasal rinse?

Seperately: Using both a nasal steroid spray and nasal saline can be helpful. One should use the nasal saline first then the nasal steroid. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Flonase to shrink turbinates?

How Flonase Works: Flonase is an anti-inflammatory nasal spray. The steroid it contains can decrease swelling of the mucosal membranes of the nose that cover the turbinates. This occurs gradually, and may start as early as a few hours after the first dose and peak around three weeks later. The turbinates themselves are made of cartilage and they do not shrink in response to medication. Surgery can reduce them. ...Read more

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Lost my sense of taste and smell using Flonase — how common?

Lost my sense of taste and smell using Flonase — how common?

Extremely uncommon: A more likely scenario is that the medication isn't working well and you have swollen nasal turbinates. Swollen nasal turbinates block air laden with odors from reaching your organ of smell, the olfactory nerve, in the roof of your nose. And if you can't smell your sense of taste will be compromised. Have you seen an ENT specialist or an allergist? ...Read more

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Ever used a corticosteroid like Flonase and not seen results?

Ever used a corticosteroid like Flonase and not seen results?

Sure: Intranasal steroid such as Flonase usually help minimize seasonal allergies. However, not everyone benefits. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to take Flonase & musinex dm together?

Is it possible for you to take Flonase & musinex dm together?

Yes you can: You can take both medications at the same time providing that you follow the recommended dose for each medication. ...Read more

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What is the difference between nasonex (mometasone) and flonase?

What is the difference between nasonex (mometasone) and flonase?

Similar: Nasonex and Flonase are both nasal steroids but the steroid in Nasonex is mometasone and the steroid in Flonase is fluticasone. Both are effective for allergic rhinitis. Nasonex is scent-free. Fluticasone is available as a generic. ...Read more

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I can take an antihistamine or any medicine while using Flonase?

I can take an antihistamine or any medicine while using Flonase?

Yes: You can use a nasal or oral antohistamine while on Flonase to treat allergies. ...Read more

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