Many prescription nasal sprays, like nasal steroids (Flonase™, Nasonex™, etc) can create nosebleeds—usually mild, but occasionally severe. This is especially true in the presence of one of the other noted risk factors for nose bleeds.
Why do nasal sprays cause nose bleeds?
Topical medications and nasal sprays
Topical nasal medications, such as corticosteroids and antihistamines, can sometimes lead to nosebleeds. If you often use a nasal spray, the repeated irritation caused by the tip of the bottle could cause nosebleeds.
Should I use nasal spray after a nosebleed?
If your nose is still bleeding, continue squeezing the nose for another 15 minutes. You can spray an over-the-counter decongestant spray, such as oxymetazoline (Afrin®, Neo-Synephrine®) into the bleeding side of the nose and then apply pressure to the nose as described above.
What are the side effects of Flonase nasal spray?
The most common side effects of Flonase (fluticasone) include:
- back pain,
- sore throat,
- menstrual problems,
Does Flonase make your nose burn?
Some common short-term and long-term side effects that may occur when using intranasal steroid sprays like FLONASE allergy relief nasal sprays, include: Burning. Dryness. Crusting.
Should I stop Flonase if my nose is bleeding?
If you use steroid nasal sprays such as Flonase® or Nasacort®, call your doctor and ask if you need to continue them. Steroid sprays can dry out your nose and increase your risk for more nosebleeds.
Is it bad to swallow blood from nose bleed?
Swallowed blood can irritate your stomach and cause vomiting. And vomiting may make the bleeding worse or cause it to start again. Spit out any blood that gathers in your mouth and throat rather than swallowing it.
What should you not do after a nosebleed?
- Lie flat or recline during a nosebleed. Blood could run down your throat; swallowing blood can upset your stomach and cause vomiting.
- Pick or vigorously blow your nose. …
- Bend over for a long period of time.
- Eat warm and spicy food—which can cause blood vessels to dilate—on the day of a nosebleed.
How can I moisten my nose to stop nosebleeds?
What can I do to prevent nosebleeds?
- Use a saline nasal spray or saline nose drops two to three times a day in each nostril to keep your nasal passages moist. …
- Add a humidifier to your furnace or run a humidifier in your bedroom at night to add moisture to the air.
Why do I bleed from my left nostril?
The most common cause of nosebleeds is dry air. Dry air can be caused by hot, low-humidity climates or heated indoor air. Both environments cause the nasal membrane (the delicate tissue inside your nose) to dry out and become crusty or cracked and more likely to bleed when rubbed or picked or when blowing your nose.
Who should not use Flonase?
Patients who have experienced recent nasal ulcers, nasal surgery, or nasal trauma should not use FLONASE nasal spray until healing has occurred [see Warnings and Precautions (5.1)]. Inform patients that glaucoma and cataracts are associated with nasal and inhaled corticosteroid use.
Should you take Flonase at night or in the morning?
One daily dose of FLONASE Allergy Relief delivers 24-hour relief from your worst allergy symptoms. So, even if you take it in the morning, you’re still covered for all night long, without pesky allergy symptoms.
Does Flonase lower your immune system?
You should not use fluticasone nasal if you are allergic to it. Fluticasone can weaken your immune system, making it easier for you to get an infection or worsening an infection you already have or recently had.
Can Flonase make your sinuses worse?
You’re Using Nasal Spray Too Much
Over the counter nasal sprays work great in alleviating sinus infection pressure in the short term, but can have lasting effects if not properly used. The main chemical in nasal spray can cause your sinus infection to get worse!
What does flonase do for sinuses?
NASAL DECONGESTANTS VS FLONASE NASAL SPRAYS
Nasal decongestants only relieve a stuffy nose, but FLONASE nasal sprays are different. FLONASE relieves a stuffy nose too, as well as sneezing, runny nose, itchy nose, and itchy, watery eyes.
Can you use too much Flonase?
Also tell your doctor if you develop white patches or sores in your nose while you are using this medicine. This could be symptoms of a candida or yeast infection. Using too much of this medicine or using it for a long time may increase your risk of having adrenal gland problems.