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I used fluticasone as prescribed for two days and now i

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I used fluticasone as...

I used fluticasone as prescribed for two days and now i can't smell anything. Will my sense of smell return?

Doctor's Assistant: What are all the symptoms you're experiencing (e.g. loss of appetite, fever, rash)?

Cough and a stuffed up head.

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

I was treated with an antibiotic for a sinus infection and bronchitis on Nov. 24. I finished the antibiotic and was doing better and then relapsed on Sunday. The Dr. said not to do another antibiotic but to use fluticasone and mucinex. After 2 days of the fluticasone I noticed i can't smell even though i am much less stuffy.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

No. I am 64 and not on any medication for any other problems.

Submitted: 7 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 7 months ago

That's a rare but well-known side effect of the fluticasone

Nothing at all serious and not permanent and your smell will return once you stop the nasal spray

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