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Should I take the Flonase? Or wait?
So this past weekend I got dizzy on Sunday. Then on tuesday my ear started crackling and felt like there might have been fluid in it. This morning(thursday), I woke up with a sore throat (post nasal drip). I have been getting sinus infections about every other month. My ENT told me that I should be on Flonase all of the time, but my nose has been so dry, that when I blow it, there is a little bit of blood in the tissue. I have no allergies, but my nasal passageways seem to be inflamed. I havent taken the Flonase in over a month now. I think my main stemming from the inflamation was caused by my birth control pills, which I just stopped last week. So, my question is, does anyone think I should take the Flonase for a couple of days to see if my symptoms clear? Or should I try and wait it out? I hate taking meds!! Any suggestions would be appreciated. I dont want to call the ENT again, if I dont have to. Thank you!!
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Considering that you are not yet comfortable with the Flonase...I would try nasal irrigation (at least once)to flush out your sinuses. All that is required is a nasal bulb (for babies), non iodized salt and a tiny pinch of baking soda (or without, if you prefer)in a cup of warm water.

After that and before bed, try a saline nasal spray. It's harmless, as it's only saline. I personally like sinofresh (with mint) but you can use the cheapest saline spray to help keep your nasal passage ways moisturized. Spray the saline spray in your nostrils 3-4 times a day, the last before bed and see if this helps any. If after a few weeks, you find no relief...you still have Flonase to try.
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