Flonase vs. Nasonex: Which Is Better for Me

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What Are Flonase And Nasonex?

Flonase is a topical medication used to treat mild to moderate acne vulgaris. Flonase is available in several strengths and forms. Nasonex is a prescription drug used to treat severe cases of acne vulgaris. Nasonex is not approved for use in children under 12 years old or pregnant women. Naso-con-tent is a generic name for flonase.

What Is Nasonex Used For?

Nasonex is used to treat acne vulgaris. Nasonex may be prescribed for patients with moderate to severe acne. Nasonex is usually taken once daily, but it can be taken up to three times per day. A typical dose of one milligram (mg) contains 50 mg of niacinamide and 200 mg of salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is a type of medicine called a beta-hydroxy acid, or BHA. It works by exfoliating skin cells and reducing the amount of oil your skin produces, which helps to clear blackheads and whiteheads. Niacinamide is a form of vitamin B3. It helps to reduce the appearance of large pores.

How Does Flonase Help With Acne?

Flonase is a brand of “anti-inflammatory” steroid medication. Flonase is classified as a “long-acting” steroid. It helps prevent the release of substances that cause inflammation and swelling, which has the effect of preventing acne lesions from becoming red and swollen.

How Effective Are Flonase And Nasonex?

Both Flonase and Nasonix are effective treatments for acne vulgaris. The vast majority of people who use one or both of these drugs find that their acne symptoms are at least somewhat controlled. In some patients, the drugs can be very effective in reducing the symptoms of their acne.

What Are The Side Effects Of Flonase And Nasonix?

Both Flonase and Nasonix can cause side effects such as dry skin and a burning or itchy sensation where the medicine is applied. In some patients, these side effects can become quite bothersome. In other cases, side effects can be more severe and may even require you to stop taking the medication. In these cases, your doctor may try you on an alternative treatment approach.

Why Is Flonase So Much More Commonly Used?

This is a difficult question to answer. The use of flonase is often much more common for several reasons. First, many patients prefer to use flonase due to personal preference. Also, most dermatologists only prescribe flonase, so their patients don’t have the option of using Nasonix. Finally, because it is available over-the-counter in many places, people are more likely to use it even when their acne is not severe enough to warrant prescription strength medication.

Should I Use Flonase Or Nasonix?

Deciding whether or not it is best for you to use Flonase or Nasonix is an important decision that you will have to make in conjunction with your doctor. In many cases, the decision is based on whether your doctor feels that your acne is mild, moderate or severe. Other things, such as cost and personal preference may come into play as well.

Who Should Not Use Flonase Or Nasonix?

You should not use flonase or nasonix if you are allergic to any of its ingredients. You should also not use these drugs if you have an infection in the skin area where you will apply the medicine, or if you have an unstable skin condition such as systemic lupus erythematosus. Pregnant women and people under the age of 12 should not use either medication.

When Should I Start To See Results With Flonase Or Nasonix?

You should start to see an improvement in your acne at around four weeks.

When And How Should I Apply Flonase And Nasonix?

The application of flonase or nasonix is different, so please follow the specific directions that come with your medication. In general, however, you should wash the skin area where you will apply the medication before applying it. You should then apply a “thin layer” of the medication to the affected area and rub in gently. Be especially careful not to let the medication get into your eyes, or let children get into it. Finally, you should wash your hands after applying the medication.

What If Flonase Or Nasonix Doesn’t Work For Me?

If you have tried using flonase or nasonix for 8-12 weeks and you do not notice any improvement in your acne, you may wish to talk to your doctor about other treatment approaches. In some cases, your doctor may decide to change the strength of your medication, while in other cases they may recommend a different approach altogether.

Are There Any Side Effects To Using Flonase or Nasonix?

Just like any other medication, flonase and nasonix do have some side effects. These may include things such as headache, burning, stinging or tingling of the skin after applying the medication, dry or “peeling” skin, and in some cases rash, itchiness, swelling of the eyelids, or more severe allergic reaction. If you experience any of these or other severe side effects, you should contact your doctor immediately. If your side effects are less severe, you can try to wait them out or apply a different treatment (such as a topical cream or ointment) on top of the medication to help lessen the side effects.

What Are Some Tips For Successfully Using Flonase Or Nasonix?

One of the most important things you can do when using either flonase or nasonix is keeping your hands and other skin areas that may come into contact with the medication clean. Fingernails can puncture the drug container or introduce bacteria into it, so you should always wear gloves when applying or handling the drug. You should also always wash your hands before and after applying the drug.

To help prevent the spread of bacteria or infection from one part of your body to another, you should also use a different washcloth to clean your face than you do to clean the rest of your body.

In addition, you may find it helpful to gently exfoliate your skin before applying the medication. This helps increase the surface area of your skin allowing more medication to be absorbed by the skin. Finally, you may also want to apply a topical cream or ointment on top of the medication. This helps “carry” the medication into the skin and helps prevent the side effects of dryness or peeling.

What Are Some Good Over The Counter (OTC) Medications To Use In Conjunction With Flonase Or Nasonix?

There are several different OTC products that may help you get better results when using flonase or nasonix.

Benzoyl peroxide is an OTC medication that has been shown to be effective in the treatment of acne. It works by “killing” the bacteria that cause pimples and helps to dry out excess facial oil. This reduces the incidence of new pimples, and also helps to get rid of current ones. Be careful with benzoyl peroxide, however, as it can bleach hair and clothes if not rinsed out of them immediately.

Another option is salicylic acid. Salicylic acid works in a similar manner to benzoyl peroxide by “killing” the bacteria that cause pimples, but it does not tend to dry out the skin as much. This means that salicylic acid is especially useful if you also have oily skin. You can find it both in lotion and wash form, and you should apply it at least once a day, but up to three times a day.

Finally, tea tree oil is a natural “antibiotic” that has been shown to be effective in treating acne. It is thought to work by preventing the overgrowth of skin bacteria that causes pimples. You should try to look for a product that has at least 50% tea tree oil in it.

What Are Some Best Practices For Skin Care In General?

While using flonase or nasonix may help to get rid of blemishes, it is important to also keep your skin healthy and balanced. If you have oily skin, you can help balance it out by using a humidifier in your home and avoiding hot showers and baths. If you have dry skin, doing the opposite can help moisturize it.

In addition to this, you should always use an SPF of 30 or more when going outside. This helps protect your skin from harmful UV rays that can contribute to not only sunburn, but also skin cancer.

Is It Possible To Prevent Acne From Coming Back After Using Flonase Or Nasonix?

It is definitely possible to prevent acne from coming back after using flonase or nasonix. There are a few different ways you can do this:

If you use flonase or nasonix in an “on again, off again” fashion, your acne will probably come back. This is because your body gets used to a certain level of hormones, and if you stop using the drug it actually goes through withdrawal. Your acne gets much worse as your body tries to adjust to excess amount of hormones. To prevent this, you should always try to use the medication continuously for at least three months before considering a break.

Your acne may also come back if you simply start using flonase or nasonix and never let your doctor adjust the dosage. Like any medication, flonase and nasonix have different dosages for different people. If you start on the highest dosage and never let your doctor lower it, you may experience side effects that make you stop using the medication altogether. Always work with your doctor to find the right dosage for you.

Finally, if you simply stop using the medication without discussing it with your doctor first, you may experience a “rebound effect.”

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