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Symbicort For Allergies
Essentially the same: Advair is fluticasone (steroid) and salmeterol (long acting Beta agonist); Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) is mometasone (steroid) and formoterol (long acting Beta agonist). I do not know what doses you have been prescribed, but you should not be on both Advair and Dulera (formoterol and mometasone). It should be one or the other. I have used both for my patients and it comes does to personal preference and ease of use. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Using nasonex (mometasone) aerius singulair and advair still having post nasal drip from allergies . This can trigger my asthma. Suggestions?
Drippy nose: Try using azelestin twice daily to dry your nose . ...Read more
Mild asthma, occasional nighttime wheezing given dulera (formoterol and mometasone). Put on propanolol for migraines. med interaction. a better med for longterm asthma treatment?
Mgt: You may want to consider using an inhaled steroid and the Albuterol as needed if these medications control your asthma. You can also take an oral steroid for a short period of time. The combination medication has a longer acting medication. A follow up appointment: healthtap.com/DosanjhMD Code: NCYHPZ ...Read more
Need alternative to zirtec for allergy-induced asthma. Allegra and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) don't work, nor albuterol asthma inhalars. Claritin gives me nasal pain.
Allergic help: You will definitely need to speak with your physician about this. Other alternatives include the short acting chlorphenamine (chlortrimetron), sold over the counter. There are prescription medications - xyzal, singulair, xopenex, (levalbuterol) Flonase and more. Ultimately - make sure you speak with your physician about this, since the medications you have tried so far are not providing relief for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Nasal steroid sprays for rhinitis/thick PND, give me perioral dermatitis. Tried antihistamines, montelukast, ipratropium, PPIs as alternative. Ideas?
Can I take Nasacort (triamcinolone) with my albuterol inhaler ? I have seasonal allergies and seasonal asthma
Yes: The two meds work well together.Get a more detailed answer ›
I'm currently using fluticasone for sinus congestion and Qvar for asthma - both are corticosteroids. Is it safe to use NasalCrom (cromolyn) too?
My doc prescribed me fluticasone propionate nasal spray for three months will it for rhinitis or allergic rhinitis?
Rhinitis is: Inflammation of your nasal mucosa and can be due to allergens that you breathe in eg chemicals, foods. Mold spores, dust mites, cockroaches, trees, grass or weed pollens.You will need your fluticasone here. On the other hand, the nasal mucosa can become irritated presenting as common colds- these are self limiting, about 3-10 days. Supportive treatments- rest, fluids. Antibiotics do not kill viruses! ...Read more
Is there a more powerful/effective, non-steriodal inhaler for allergic/extrinsic asthma, than ProAir HFA?
Levalbuterol: Proair HFA contains a medication called albuterol. Other rescue inhalers such Proventil and ventolin also have the same medication. Xopenex HFA (is another rescue inhaler is which used for asthma and more effective in some patients levalbuterol. If a quick acting inhaler is not working, this may be a sign that you may need inhaled steroids. It is very important to followup with your doctor. ...Read more
I have asthma and dust mite allergy for almost last 10 years.
Can I take levolin inhaler and cetrigine 10mg together for asthma and dust mite allergy?
Non specific: Asthma and allergy medicines would help control your symptoms, but if you are sure allergic to dust mites, you first need to avoid exposure as much as you can by using environmental control measures, and if still symptomatic, ask an experienced allergist whether you are a candidate for specific immunotherapy against dust mites, goodluck ...Read more
What does budesonide do for seasonal asthma. What does singulair (montelukast) do for seasonal asthma?
Preventives: Budesonide is an inhaled steroid and it is a preventive medicine. Singulair (montelukast) is a " leukotriene inhibitor" it is also a preventive for seasonal asthma ( and allergic rhinitis and eczema) Taking these meds daily can prevent the need to use rescue medications ( like albuterol) ...Read more
Allergy ; Sinusitis: Hello. Ceterizine is an antihistamine used to decrease allergy symptoms. Since allergy is a very common etiology for sinusitis, it may be helpful. If a fever, post nasal drainage, facial pain, congestion, cough, ear pressure, and fatigue is present, then Cetirizine by itself isn't enough. See your doctor. An antibiotic may be needed. ...Read more
What is a less expensive alternative to Dulera (formoterol and mometasone) and Advair in controlling asthma symptoms?
Hard Question!: those are great meds. You obviously need several controllers for your asthma and I'm sure you have been given meds for acute use. There are patient assistance programs and some alternatives. Please discuss with your doctor what is best for you as an individual. The important part is breathing, it is not overrated. Meds are expensive but so is the ER! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Equal: When it comes to nasal steroid sprays they are all effective and it typically becomes a "patient preference." Flonase smells like flowers and requires a doctors prescription (until spring 2015 when it goes over the counter). Nasacort (triamcinolone) is tasteless and odorless and has been available without a prescription since spring 2014. ...Read more