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I have an acute frontal sinusitis and am going to fly home

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I have an acute frontal sinusitis and am going to fly home in three days. A doctor at a clinic prescribed Fluticasone Propionate nasal spray for 14 days and also prescribed Anefrin Nasal spray for three days. Cand I use both sprays together but stop the Anefrin after three days?
JA: Have you seen a doctor about this yet? What medications are you taking?
Customer: I saw the doctor,yesterday at a Walgreens Clinic. My other regular meds are Ramipril and a statin and baby aspirin.
I'm wondering if I should stop the fluticasone during the three days of taking the anefrin or,take,them at the same time
JA: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?
Customer: Only sulphate drugs
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No. I'm a pretty healthy 71 year old. I'm hoping these sprays will help me with ear pain on the plane.
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 2 months ago.

Hello and thank you for your question. I’d be happy to assist you.

I understand your concern.

Afrin nasal spray is a nasal decongestant works by constricting the blood vessels in the nasal passages and decreasing inflammation.

Fluticasone propionate is a corticosteroid works on the nasal passages by reducing inflammation.

There is no interaction between afrin & fluticasone propionate.So you can use both sprays at the same time.

You should stop Afrin after you air travel.

You should take these nasal sprays 30 minutes prior to take off and landing during your journey.

Also you should chew chewing gum.

Hydrate yourself with small sips of water.

You can do deep breathing.

Take OTC Motrin in case you feel ear ache.

Let me know if you have any further query so we can discuss it thoroughly in every aspect.
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Expert:  Dr.Anil replied 2 months ago.

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