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Steroid Nasal Sprays Advantages
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
Nasal steoids: 2 to 4 days to start. Give it a week to judge the effects. Use properly and consistantly. ...Read more
Son has nasal problems. Hes been congested for over a year. He is on 2 nasal sprays am &pm. 1is a steroid spray. Hes worse now?
I heard that the nasal spray "driston" has steroids in it! is this true!? My husband has sinus issues and uses driston a lot. Should he continue use?
No: The dose is micrograms, even if absorbed won't cause side effects, just be careful to use it right, avoid contact with the nasal septum, direct it towards your ear when inserted in your nose, just an extra precaution, avoid using it if you have elevated eye pressure (high IOP) till cleared by eye doctor, ...Read more
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
Been prescribed steroid nasal spray for post nasal drip. Symptoms are very uncomfortable is there something different I can do? How important is it?
Not really: All medications that contain cortisone like steroids have a label required by fda to mention that they "may" effect eyes, bones, growth, adrenal gland, etc. The real problem is with steroid pills used for long periods or steroid injections. Steroid nasal sprays are very safe in the recommended dosages. The current available data is reassuring. ...Read more
Is there anything that will help chronic post nasal drip without having to take antihistamines and steroid nasal sprays ?
Diff Causes Diff tx: Understanding the cause of the post nasal drip is helpful to formulating a treatment plan. If allergies are a cause, allergen avoidance / allergy shots may be helpful. If chronic sinus diseases is cause, more aggressive treatment of sinus inflammation may be helpful. If reflux is cause use of anti reflux measures may be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very unlikely: The burning mouth syndrome is at best, poorly understood. Nasal steroid sprays have been in widespread use for 24 years and have not been associated with "burning mouth." if you had been using the sprays and developed the burning mouth syndrome it is most likely a coincidence. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can fluticasone propionate nasal spray cause weight gain ? I've seen people report it since it's a steroid , is it possible??
Very rare: This would be a very rare side effect, and only rarely seen after taking it for a very long time. This is because the steroid acts locally in the nose and the sinuses and is not absorbed by the bloodstream ...Read more