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Beclomethasone Nasal Side Effects
Is it safe to use "Beconase" Aqueous Nasal Spray for blocked/runny nose? Are there any side effects?
Not systemic: All topical steroids may have the side effects of occasional nose bleeds and irritation or burning. But the use of a topical nasal steroid is virtually without any systemic side effects. Make sure that you are using this spray for either allergic rhinitis or non-allergic rhinitis. A blocked runny nose can also be symptomatic of nasal polyps. ...Read more
As long as needed : Nasal steroids are designed for use daily for people with year round allergies and can be used daily during allergy seasons, if preferred. Studies have shown no significant adverse effects from long term use, other than nasal irritation, dryness , and nosebleeds in some cases. You should see an ENT allergist or general allergist for options if you have severe allergies. ...Read more
Eustachian tube: A poorly functioning eustachian tube can cause the ear to feel plugged. Some providers believe that a nasal steroid spray may improve eustachian tube function by reducing swelling in the nasal cavity. This has not been proven in studies but can be tried especially if you have significant allergy symptoms. ...Read more
Maybe: Most common side-effect is irritation of nasal lining. This can be minimized by orienting the nozzle toward the ear on the same side as the nostril, i.e. Spray out, away from septum, toward ear on same side. The spray then falls on the "turbinates, " 3 folds on the outer wall of the nose halfway between the nostril and the ear that swell to block the passage and make mucus to cause post-nasal drip. ...Read more
After reading about all the side effects, im scared to use it! should I switch to beconase or continue using nasocort?
What is "it"?: Please rephrase your question so we know what you are afraid of taking? Discuss your concerns with your fp, who can allay your fears or recommend an alternative medication. ...Read more
What's the side effects of having a nasal steroid since I have itchy bad running nose in the mornings.Please advise doctors...?
Don't worry: The main side effect is nasal dryness and nose bleeds. Overall, nasal steroids are very safe. When taken for a long time, they may increase the pressure inside the eyes. There may be some effect on bones, again when taken for many years, but the effect is much smaller than oral steroids. In children, only beclomethasone has been associated with a small decrease in growth. ...Read more
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