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Can a corticosteroid nose spray (flunisolide) increase your blood sugar?
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Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Probably not
Nasal steroids are generally not absorbed systemically.
Thus, the likelihood of having an effect on blood sugar is very low. There are some exceptions, especially in patients on high doses or in children, but these are rare.

In brief: Probably not
Nasal steroids are generally not absorbed systemically.
Thus, the likelihood of having an effect on blood sugar is very low. There are some exceptions, especially in patients on high doses or in children, but these are rare.
Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
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Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
In brief: Yes
Glucose should be reviewed when corticosteroids are used by any route.

In brief: Yes
Glucose should be reviewed when corticosteroids are used by any route.
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