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Doctor insights on: Steroid Nasal Sprays Advantages

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Is flunosilide nasal spray a steroid?

Is flunosilide nasal spray a steroid?

Yes: Flunisolide is a nasal steroid spray, specifically a corticosteroid, (not the type that athletes and bodybuilders would abuse!) ...Read more

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How long should you take steroid nasal spray for?

How long should you take steroid nasal spray for?

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 more

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How long does it take steroid nasal spray to work well?

How long does it take steroid nasal spray to work well?

Nasal steoids: 2 to 4 days to start. Give it a week to judge the effects. Use properly and consistantly. ...Read more

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

Allergy medicine: 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, omnaris, nasalide, and veramyst. ...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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Can avamys steroid nasal spray make you gain weight ?

Can avamys steroid nasal spray make you gain weight ?

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

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Will I need a prescription to get a steroid nasal spray?

Will I need a prescription to get a steroid nasal spray?

No: Nasacort (triamcinolone) Allergy 24HR went over the counter in spring 2014 and Flonase has been approved for over the counter (no prescription) and likely available in spring 2015. ...Read more

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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

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Will using a nasal spray steroid improve a deviated septum?

Will using a nasal spray steroid improve a deviated septum?

No: Although a steroid nasal spray may help with allergic symptoms such as nasal congestion, runny nose and sneezing it will not improved the actual anatomic problem of the deviated septum. ...Read more

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Been prescribed steroid nasal spray for post nasal drip. Symptoms are very uncomfortable is there something different I can do? How important is it?

Been prescribed steroid nasal spray for post nasal drip. Symptoms are very uncomfortable is there something different I can do? How important is it?

Post nasal drip: Steroid nasal inhalers are mainstay of treatment for postnasal drip, but not not everybody respond equally to the sprays. Antihistamines and antileukotrienes medications are alternate options by itself or in combination with the spray. ...Read more

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Is it true that steroid nasal spray can cause bones diseases and weakness?

Is it true that steroid nasal spray can cause bones diseases and weakness?

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

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Should you stop using steroid nasal sprays if you get a herpes outbreak in the eyelids?

Should you stop using steroid nasal sprays if you get a herpes outbreak in the eyelids?

Good idea: There could be some cross over and steroids eliminate your defenses against viruses. If you are chronically using nasal steroids, it is best to have an evaluation by an otolaryngologist because long term use of these sprays can be problematic. ...Read more

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Is there anything that will help chronic post nasal drip without having to take antihistamines and steroid nasal sprays ?

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 more

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Can steroid nasal sprays cause burning mouth?

Can steroid nasal sprays cause burning mouth?

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 more

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Can fluticasone propionate nasal spray cause weight gain ? I've seen people report it since it's a steroid , is it possible??

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

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