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Is azelastine and fluticasone effective for post nasal drip?
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: Probably
If the post nasal drip is caused by allergy, this is a very effective combination.
However, it is most likely caused by some degree of chronic sinusitis; if mild, the meds will work, but if you have severe chronic sinusitis, they may not. This combination is a very reasonable place to start, but be sure to followup with your doctor if it's not helping within 2-4 weeks.

In brief: Probably
If the post nasal drip is caused by allergy, this is a very effective combination.
However, it is most likely caused by some degree of chronic sinusitis; if mild, the meds will work, but if you have severe chronic sinusitis, they may not. This combination is a very reasonable place to start, but be sure to followup with your doctor if it's not helping within 2-4 weeks.
Dr. Gary Steven
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Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: One or the other
Depending on the cause of post nasal drip, either azelastine or fluticasone can be beneficial for allergic or non-allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis.
All can cause post nasal drip, as can a cold. Saline nasal spray or rinses are also beneficial to improve post nasal drip.

In brief: One or the other
Depending on the cause of post nasal drip, either azelastine or fluticasone can be beneficial for allergic or non-allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis.
All can cause post nasal drip, as can a cold. Saline nasal spray or rinses are also beneficial to improve post nasal drip.
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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
A new nasal spray that combines azelastine and fluticasone is very recently available and is called Dymista. This may be an option for some people. It has the advantage of working quickly (azelastine) and potency of nasal steroid (flutticasone).
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