Can flonase cause aching teeth and gums?
Question posted by tomol on 28 April 2013
Last updated on 15 July 2020 by Roysha345
Went to dentist today to see if they could figure out why my gums where red,sore and receding. They could not. A month ago I had my teeth cleaned and my gums were just starting to be sore and bleeding. Tonight my wife checked for side effects of flonase because I forgot that I had started using it about 6 weeks ago. After reading the other reviews it all makes sense. I will stop using it immediately and see what happens. Gums may never be the same.
I have severe outdoor mold allergies (a.k.a. sensitivity) which unfortunately in just the last 4 to 5 years, have lasted for up to 6 months out of the year. Mold spores not only cause typical allergic symptoms (congestion, burning eyes, sinus headaches) but also, unlike pollen, cause extreme fatigue (because of the mycotoxins they release when attacked by the immune system). To my amazement, Flonase (or any fluticasone spray) has been the ONLY total relief I've gotten from this debilitating mold sensitivity. HOWEVER, after using Flonase for almost five months, I have developed raw, sensitive areas on my gums that I've never had before - and they won't respond to any regular gingivitis treatment. After reading these other reviews, I realize that Flonase is the only different element in my meds this year. Going to stop and see how long I can make it without! If not, I hope that resumption won't bring back the sore spots on my gums! What a Catch 22!
No. But many infections including thrush, gum disease, abscess tooth or other medications can do this.
Have you seen a dentist recently? Doctor? You should be evaluated so it does not become worse and more expensive to treat.
- Flonase uses and safety info
- Flonase prescribing info & package insert (for Health Professionals)
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