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Using Flonase With A Cold
How do I know if I have a cold or allergies? I have been using flonase for past 2 weeks. Stuffy. Do I try more allergy meds or is it a cold? (No fever)
Is it safe to take Advil cold & sinus (ibuprofen + pseudoephedrine) if you are using Flonase spray? Can zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine) also be taken @ same time?
I'm on claritin (loratadine) D and flonase, but getting little relief/sleep. Is it okay to also take either theraflu nightime sever cold and cough or nyquil coldflu?
My daughter is 3 years and 7 months old with a terrible head cold. She can't breathe out of her nose. Can I use Flonase on her?
Can Flonase be used to treat nasal congestion that’s due to the common cold, or is strictly for allergy-related congestion?
Allergy only: Nasal steroid does nothing when the congestion is caused by a cold. Topical nasal congestant spray may be used for up to 5 days. ...Read more
I took allegra 24hr then flonase in AM. Cold symptoms persist with sneezing and stuffy! Like allergy. Can I take Nyquil tonight?
Yes you can: Nyquil has different combo ingredients though, good that you asked, always exercise caution with multiple medications, and read the labels carefully, best wishes ...Read more
I'm currently living in Paraguay and I take Zyrtec and Flonase everyday for allergies. This week I added a pill with Sudafed and Claritin in it to clear up extra sinus trouble from a cold, but now I'm having stomachaches and trouble sleeping. Is the pseud
Pseudoephe: Insomnia is a common side effect from pseudoephedrine and I have not recommended it use for at least a decade. Be sure to aim the Flonase towards the sides of the nose and not in the center and see if this works better. If not, time to see a doctor to see if you may have a sinus infection. ...Read more
Dx viral pharyngitis prescription Mucinex (guaifenesin) & flonase. Draining today earache sore throat and 101.2 temp. Still have fever body aches. Advice? Baby has cold too
Urgent care: With a fever and "draining" (I'm assuming your ear?), I would recommend you see your doc or go to an urgent care clinic for a proper physical examination, including an examination of the ear, surrounding structures, and your nose and throat. It is possible you may require antibiotics. Your baby may need to be seen too. ...Read more
I've been using Flonase twice a day 10:30 am & 10:30 pm should I change the time for daylight savings time?
Not necessarily: As the drug needn't be taken on-the-hour, bedsides the usual maintenance dose is once a day, best wishes ...Read more
Hey Dr., feeling "racey" after using flonase while on 30mg-10mg tapering dose, first day at 20. Is this normal? Been very moody too!
Steroid effect: I believe the tapering dose of steroid is what has been making you feel racey and Flonase is unlikely to be the culprit since very little of it is absorbed by the body. Steroid (Prednisone etc) especially in high doses often affects one's mood. I would expect these issues to subside within a few days after the last dose. Do you have any idea what the treatment is for? ...Read more
All about the same: All of 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
Flonase: Topical nasal steroid sprays like Flonase have near negligible absorption in your system (ie blood). Blood levels of any nasal steroid is far below any oral steroid dosing a doctor would give. Topically within the nasal cavity Flonase is active for 12-24 hrs on the mucosa. So we recommend either once or twice daily dosing depending on symptom severity. ...Read more