Flonase (fluticasone propionate) is an inhaled nasal steroid designed to shut down your immune system from reacting to whatever is in the environment thereby preventing allergy symptoms.
Research and case studies have shown that repeated uses of Flonase, or high doses, may lead to aspergillus infecting the lungs.
Today in clinic:
A 60 year old female with long history of asthma as a child and adult-onset allergies presented today with an aspergillus lung infection in both lobes which began in 2003.
Brief history of onset:
She worked near a construction site where they were stirring up soil for a huge foundation project. Concurrently, she was using Flonase for 3 years as her allergies were acting up while working next to this construction site.
In 2002 she began having symptoms of coughing progressing to smelly, sticky, green mucous casts being coughed up. It wasn't until 9 months'