Flonase nasal spray question?
I get severe allergies. I take Flonase and Allegra. When I take my Flonase and Allegra in the morning, I feel much much better within an hour. Now, when I take my second dose of Flonase at night (12 hours later), I get stuffed even worse! Should I just take it once in the morning? Should I do two sprays in the AM?...
Asked by Roxy Woelfl 5 months ago.
I get severe allergies. I take Flonase and Allegra. When I take my Flonase and Allegra in the morning, I feel much much better within an hour. Now, when I take my second dose of Flonase at night (12 hours later), I get stuffed even worse! Should I just take it once in the morning? Should I do two sprays in the AM? Or just one? I feel like taking the second dose makes my nose worse. I'm too pigheaded to not take that second dose. Idk why, but I think more will help. Could I be taking too much for my body? One spray enough? I should just try it for a couple days and see, but yahoo answers is here to help. Thank you. Answered by Elouise Shanon 5 months ago.
How long have you been taking flonase (is it consecutive) I use Fluticasone (which is the cheaper of flonase). I'm going through the same exact thing that your going through right now. I had a severe sinus infection for 3 months and finally going to the E.R I was given a Rx for Fluticasone. I used it along with an antibiotic and it all went away. I am now going through the same thing again. I was taking a mix of Wal-itin D and the fluticasone (which was sprayed twice a day). I didn't see any results. Do you feel when you spray that you have to blow your nose after? That could effect it. Happens to me. I'll blow my nose than it seems like its worse. I was told by the E.R doctor and have asked 2 doctors and a pharmacist about using a spray like Vicks or Afrin while spraying with Fluticasone and they said it was fine...of course its temporary relief and works fast. That could be something to check out (remember anything going into your nose can seriously have negative effects prescription or not) I have also heard from 2 sources that the medication can take up to a couple of days to 2 weeks. (Which I was told yesterday (from a pharmacist) that that sounded a little extreme) I was also told that you have to give your body time to adjust. So if you havent used it in awhile than give it some time. If your finding no results it could be the Allegra .Maybe trying something else. I switched from taking a generic Claritin to a generic Zyrtec,BUT after doing my research yesterday I noticed that there are 2 different types of the same medicine. For example, Allegra-Allegra D, Claritin-Claritin D,Zyrtec-Zyrtec D. If you look into whats the difference from one to the other (The D and not the D) They relieve different symptoms. The Zyrtec only took care of a couple symptoms compared to Zyrtec D that took care of even more symptoms. One which was Vasomoter Rhinitus. (Theres lots to learn on google)- I would look into that, but point is..on the Zyrtec it didnt relieve the symptom and the Zyrtec D it does, I just started taking the D and again have to wait for my nose to adjust. It might all just be switching up your medication (Guess it also depends on the severity) and it may not be just seasonal indoor/outdoor allergies.) Theres so many things that can be bringing on the congestion. How long have you been taking the Flonase (consecutively)? Has the Allegra always worked for your congestion? If it has than why is it not working now? If none of this is working than maybe its something else and needs to be looked at by a NOSE professional and not just my regular doctor. From experience too I'll take a dose and it doesn't relieve it so then I would take another dose on top of that and it still wont work. Thats when the Vicks or Afrin works. ALSO! If your out during the day when the pollen/allergens are high you should try to take a shower when you get home etc, that washes away all the pollen and allergens that are on your body and in your hair etc. (common sense to some, but heard it from a Naturopathic doctor) ALSO! I know for me I always thought I knew how to take the rx spray, but then looked it up online and reading the instructions read that you need to blow your nose first and then spray etc. I don't know how long you have been taking it or how long you've had that one spray. Even Rx sprays expire and say if you haven't used it in awhile than you need to shake it than give two sprays before spraying in your nose....and just remember you can overdose on the spray. I also read...SO MUCH TO LEARN! Anyways though when reading about the Vasomotor Rhinitus that it can be brought on by strong emotions...stress.....this happens more in women than in men, but something to consider. So check on the severity of your symptoms..how long you have had them, should I switch up my Allegra, if all else fails go see a doctor...or if your desperate cut off your nose. I think about it all the time. Sorry this is so long, but maybe a piece of this answer will help. Everyones situation is different. Answered by Harley Janney 5 months ago.
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can i take with allegra d Answered by Delsie Newbert 5 months ago.
Nasal congestion (flonase)?
ive been staying in my grandmas dusty old house for 5 months, and my nostril has been stopped up for about 3. i was percscribed flonase yesterday, will this unclog my nostril permanently eventually or do i have to take this forever???
Asked by Jude Reistetter 5 months ago.
Flonase is very good. It has to build up in your system for a week or two.It was not intended for immediate relief. The doctor should have also given you some clarinex or another decongestant along with the Flonase. Ask if it is right for you. No you will not have to take it forever, but take it for a month or two and see if it helps. You might need it again for seasonal allergies later on. Get someone to see if Grandma's house a ventilation problem. And, even in winter, keep a window cracked a little bit open for circulation. Winter heat tends to dry out the sinuses and that's not good. Answered by Bernie Sender 5 months ago.
You have to keep using it, for as long as you are exposed to the dust. It works pretty well, and now you can get the generic version that is a lot cheaper. You could try to get all the dust out of her house. Then maybe you wouldn't need the Flonase. You could also talk to your doctor about getting desensitization treatment. Answered by Ludivina Mitchem 5 months ago.
Will Flonase work?
Will Flonase do the trick to help relieve inflammation in the nose, or should I ask my doctor for a perscription nasal spray or a pill steroid?
Asked by Sunny Chabbez 5 months ago.
Flonase used to be a prescription only steroid nose spray but it turned out to be safe enough (and widely enough used) that they made it recently over the counter. Several other related prescription only steroid nose sprays have been made over the counter as well and, in fact, I can't think of any steroid nose sprays that are still prescription only. So, no need to approach the doctor for a prescription steroid nose spray since all of them (including Flonase) are now available without a prescription! Try the Flonase first before thinking about steroid pills; because the steroids in the pills go all throughout the body, they can come with side effects that you won't want to experience unless you absolutely have to. Answered by Adella Muratore 5 months ago.
Is it ok to have caffeine and use flonase?
For example if I use flonase after my morning coffee will they react badly together?
Asked by Johanna Selke 5 months ago.
They do have caffeine free coke that tastes exactly like the regular. You could try that instead and not have to feel as guilty. Your baby will be just fine if you have a little caffeine during the day, though. Answered by Shantelle Johnny 5 months ago.
Flonase side affects-nose bleeds?
I just started taking flonase yesterday and today my nose bled twice...is this natural?
Asked by Marian Ellerbe 5 months ago.
Nosebleeds can be a side effect of Flonase (fluticasone). Usually it's prescribed as 2 puffs/nostril each day. You can try decreasing the dose to 1 puff/nostril per day, then (if you're tolerating it, and it's otherwise controlling your symptoms), you can increase it to 1 puff/nostril twice a day (e.g., once on arising, and once before going to bed). Incidentally, you generally don't see maximum effect until you've been on the medication consistently for about 2 weeks. Finally, make sure you're using the inhaler correctly - the targets you're aiming for are the openings ("ostia") of your sinuses, which are NOT straight up, or straight back, into your nostrils: 1. take the inhaler in your left hand. 2. place the tip into your RIGHT nostril. 3. aim along an imaginary line from the tip of the inhaler through your skull toward the top of your RIGHT ear. (this places the target directly in the line of fire.) 4. inhale gently while depressing the plunger on the inhaler. if a little medication runs out from your nostril, that's o.k. 5. repeat the process in reverse (i.e., take the inhaler in your RIGHT hand, and place it in your LEFT nostril, etc., etc.) Lots of people will place the tip of the applicator in the same nostril as the hand they're holding it in, then use the other hand to close the opposite nostril, inhaling through their nose like a yak in heat. all this does is ensure that most of your medicine ends up going down your throat, coating your vocal cords, and tasting like @ss. it's probably the main reason that people abandon flonase, usually with the observation that it didn't work. dial down the dose (you can try every other day if you're really sensitive to the medication) and get the medicine where you need it, and you may find it to be very effective at controlling your symptoms. if it doesn't work after a solid 2 weeks of daily use, then it may be worthwhile to consider an alternative diagnosis. Answered by Amy Browen 5 months ago.
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This Site Might Help You. RE: Flonase side affects-nose bleeds? I just started taking flonase yesterday and today my nose bled twice...is this natural? Answered by Jewel Desormeau 5 months ago.
Does flonase work for colds also?
Asked by Edison Setera 5 months ago.
NO- Flonase is NOT a cold remedy. It is meant for long-term treatment of rhinitis/allergies, which are mediated by your immune cells, such as mast cells, inflammatory chemicals and cytokines llike histamines. Flonase is an anti-inflammatory agent fluticasone- similar to prednisone- and it suppresses these cells. Read the information that came with the drug and it will explain this further. The cold virus is a common virus strain. If you suppress your immune system, the body will have fewer resources to fight off the cold infection, and it may prolong or worsen your cold symptoms. Rest, lots of liquids and good hygiene to prevent re-infection are the best weapons against colds. Answered by Rosalina Mowry 5 months ago.
Absolutly not! As a matter of fact I have never found Flonase to work very good for anything except moistening the nasal cavuty. If your nose is stuffed up go to Wal Mart and buy some Equate brand nasal spray. Only use it 3-4 days but it's very good on nasal congestion! Answered by Rebbecca Uddin 5 months ago.
Flonase will end up congesting your sinus passages even more. If you read the package it says that it's not for colds. Flonase is an allergy medicine- if it was meant to be a cold medicine then it would say so. Answered by Glinda Cearley 5 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: does flonase work for colds also? Answered by Micheal Teixeira 5 months ago.
No Flonase is only used for allergies. It is like a liquid bandaid that is sprayed into your nose and coats the inside of your nose to protect it from allergens. A cold is usually a viral infection of some kind. If your nose is stopped up from a cold then Nasonex can be used but only you are not supposed to use it for more than 48 hours. Answered by Marco Libbee 5 months ago.
if he told you to finish it - you must speak to him Answered by Nubia Mangold 5 months ago.
What's the difference between Flonase and Nasonex?
Asked by Roxie Hochman 5 months ago.
Both Flonase and Nasonex are steroids. (Not Barry Bonds steroids though!) They both work by decreasing inflammation in the nasal passages. They will decrease symptoms like sneezing, runny nose, and post-nasal drip which can cause sore throat. They have the same exact mechanism of action. One may work better for you than the other, but if you wanted to save some money, Flonase is available in a generic while Nasonex is not. Be sure to use them on a daily basis for best results. You may also continue to take over the counter medications like Claritin or Benadryl if needed while waiting for the nasal steroid to take effect. Answered by Lynn Ponciano 5 months ago.
This Site Might Help You. RE: What's the difference between Flonase and Nasonex? Answered by Carolee Chandronnait 5 months ago.
Nasonex Vs Flonase Answered by Ashanti Scheffert 5 months ago.
Flonase Vs Nasonex Answered by Deborah Mcvaigh 5 months ago.
Just because you use flonase and nasonex doesnt mean you have asthma like the person above said. Here is the deal flonase works by shutting off the drip in you nasal passage that produces fluid that makes you congested when you have allergies from anything it shuts that drip off to prevent that. I use flonase for my allergies and it works like a dream. Nasonex I have never used but it works by decreasing inflammation in your nasal passages which would make you feel less congested. For me I choose flonase because i would rather shut off the faucet that is making the fluid rather than widen it so it doesn't seem to be a problem but it is up to you. Hope that helps if not send me a message and i would be glad to help. Answered by Milan Hagist 5 months ago.
nothing. they are crap. if you want to cure you're asthma then you must understand what causes it-MYCOPLASMAS- a parasite which can be eliminated easily. check out www.cdc.gov and search mycoplasmas & parasites- i have been sick since i was 5 years old and just cured myself by using a parasite cleanse from my local herb store for $10 a month- use it for three month or until they start to self replicate again. everyone has parasites- they are from pets-water-fruits-veggies-fish-other meat-and walking barefoot. you must do a cleanse every year to get rid of new ones. parasites cause most diseases-there are thousands of them! Answered by Argelia Quinby 5 months ago.
Why does Flonase not work for me?
I followed the instructions for Flonase, the nasal decongestant spray, exactly as they were written. But every time I use the spray, within one minute of using it my nose is just as congested as it was before--if not MORE congested. I can't keep using it because it says to use it only once per day, and every...
Asked by Wm Rectenwald 5 months ago.
I followed the instructions for Flonase, the nasal decongestant spray, exactly as they were written. But every time I use the spray, within one minute of using it my nose is just as congested as it was before--if not MORE congested. I can't keep using it because it says to use it only once per day, and every time I try, it just doesn't work. Answered by Raquel Rubarts 5 months ago.
Flonase is NOT a decongestant. It's a nasal steroid. It reduces nasal symptoms, but takes time. Using a true decongestant such as generic Afrin first. When you feel that it has worked, THEN do the Flonase. Be sure to only use the Afrin for 3-4 days. If this still doesn't work, talk to your doctor. Answered by Rocco Sjulstad 5 months ago.
Flonase Instructions Answered by Babara Bartelson 5 months ago.