How did you come about opening an ENT Clinic in Faribault? Familiarity with the area was a big reason. Fourteen years ago, I began an outreach practice at the Owatonna Clinic - Mayo Health System while working at Park Nicollet in Minneapolis. Seven years ago, I stopped working in the Twin Cities and began working in Southern Minnesota full-time. I worked as an ENT Doctor in Faribault at Cannon Valley Clinic - Mayo Health System. I like the town and I like the location. In addition to serving Faribault residents, the location makes it convenient to see patients from Waseca and Owatonna. What is an … [Read More...]
The precise mechanism through which fluticasone propionate affects rhinitis symptoms is not known. Corticosteroids have been shown to have a wide range of effects on multiple cell types (., mast cells, eosinophils, neutrophils, macrophages, lymphocytes) and mediators (., histamine, eicosanoids, leukotrienes, cytokines) involved in inflammation. In 7 trials in adults, fluticasone propionate nasal spray has decreased nasal mucosal eosinophils in 66% of patients (35% for placebo) and basophils in 39% of patients (28% for placebo). The direct relationship of these findings to long-term symptom relief is not known.
Though they each try to get your symptoms under control, they do it by different mechanisms which when taken altogether, can work even better than by itself.
So, using the table below, a patient can generally take one medication from each column at the same time (but not more than one medication contained within a column unless directed by your doctor). For example (highlighted in BOLD ), a patient can choose to take allegra, nasonex, singulair, patanase, nasalcrom, and saline flushes all at the same time.
Steroid Nasal Spray
Anti-Histamine Nasal Spray
Cromolyn Nasal Spray