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What is Fluticasone Propionate nasal spray used for?

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Posted on Mon, 16 May 2016
Question: Hi, can you tell me what Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray is used to help. I have a blowing nose, drain in mouth and mucus building up and sneezing at times. Right now one nostril is kind stop up.
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Answered by Dr. Sandip Kabra (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Fluticasone nasal spray works as an anti inflammatory.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Welcome to health care magic,

I have read your query and understand the concern.

Sneezing with runny nose is likely to be allergic rhinitis in your case.

Fluticasone nasal spray (Brand Name: Flonase or Veramyst) is a steroid preparation for the nose and works as an anti inflammatory effect.

It is used for inflammation in the nose (rhinitis) which is usually a seasonal occurrence in many people or say allergic.

Taking fluticasone will reduce the inflammation in the nose and the mucus formed will be less, making you feel more comfortable and decrease the stuffy nose sensation.

This should be taken as two sprays into each nostril and you will feel the benefits a day after you start using it.

Steam inhalation with warm salt water gargles will also be helpful for symptomatic relief from runny and blocked nose.

You can continue with allegra which is also a good anti-allergic drug along with your current medications.

Pain killers with anti-inflammatory combination (like combiflam) will also be helpful if you have a throat pain.

Hope this will help you and let me know if you need more clarifications.

Thanks and Regards,

Dr.Sandip Kabra

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What is Fluticasone Propionate nasal spray used for?

Brief Answer: Fluticasone nasal spray works as an anti inflammatory. Detailed Answer: Hi, Welcome to health care magic, I have read your query and understand the concern. Sneezing with runny nose is likely to be allergic rhinitis in your case. Fluticasone nasal spray (Brand Name: Flonase or Veramyst) is a steroid preparation for the nose and works as an anti inflammatory effect. It is used for inflammation in the nose (rhinitis) which is usually a seasonal occurrence in many people or say allergic. Taking fluticasone will reduce the inflammation in the nose and the mucus formed will be less, making you feel more comfortable and decrease the stuffy nose sensation. This should be taken as two sprays into each nostril and you will feel the benefits a day after you start using it. Steam inhalation with warm salt water gargles will also be helpful for symptomatic relief from runny and blocked nose. You can continue with allegra which is also a good anti-allergic drug along with your current medications. Pain killers with anti-inflammatory combination (like combiflam) will also be helpful if you have a throat pain. Hope this will help you and let me know if you need more clarifications. Thanks and Regards, Dr.Sandip Kabra