Definitely DO NOT use any Cortisone Nasal Sprays if you are battling Candida! I’m a regular reader of the forum but I don’t post much. But had to post about this! My candida is primarily in my throat, with mild symptoms in my mouth and sinuses, and according to both my primary doctor and my ENT, the cause of my candida is from using Fluticasone Propionate spray (generic Flo-nase). Now, I think I had the right scenario in my body at the right time for the Fluticasone to push me over the edge since I had used Fluticasone on a seasonal basis in previous years without any problems. But a few months prior to using the Fluticasone back in April, I took Nexium for 5 months and took one round of antibiotics while on Nexium. I had developed Candidiasis in my throat within 2 weeks of starting the Fluticasone, which I am still battling. It had gone away after 3 months on a protocol similar, but not quite as strict as Able’s (since I didn’t know about his protocol until about a month into my treatment). I started eating a wider variety of foods (including some gluten, some sweets, dairy and alcohol – but not in excessive amounts) without the return of any symptoms. But then a month after going off the protocol, I got a severe cold and after that, the symptoms slowly started to return and seem to have come back a little worse (I also have a few places on my skin and scalp and a very light whitish/yellowish film-like coating on my tongue) so I just started back on the protocol and also just started a 10-day course of fluconazole. During my previous protocol, I did a 6-week course of Nystatin powder, which I mixed with water and gargled/swallowed, after Clotrimazole Troches didn’t work but my doctor wanted to try fluconazole this time.
There is a documented link between Cortisone Nasal Sprays and Oral Candidiasis: