Re: Advair & the immune system
I doubt that the Advair is the problem. Any type of steroid, whether topical or systemic can throw off your immune system. The steroid in Advair, though is inhaled, which means that very, very minute amounts get into your blood. Most of it goes straight to the airways. The worry about lowered immune system and steroids is mainly geared toward systemic steroids (oral and injected), though Advair CAN affect your immune system. If you're really worried about it, talk to your doctor.
Have you considered allergies? Sinusitis? This are all things to run by your doctor. I would also recommend nasal irrigation to get all of that gunk out.
All in all, if you are worried, talk with your doc.