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Does Flonase (fluticasone propionate) impair sense of smell?
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Dr. Gary Steven
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Generally not
But you can never say never. If you think your sense of smell is diminished, first see your physician to make sure that your underlying allergies or chronic sinusitis haven't led to the development of nasal polyps despite the use of flonase.
Then, you can try stopping it for a few days to see if your sense of smell returns. If so, ask your doctor to switch you to another steroid spray.

In brief: Generally not
But you can never say never. If you think your sense of smell is diminished, first see your physician to make sure that your underlying allergies or chronic sinusitis haven't led to the development of nasal polyps despite the use of flonase.
Then, you can try stopping it for a few days to see if your sense of smell returns. If so, ask your doctor to switch you to another steroid spray.
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