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I'm allergic to oral, but not topical, steroids. Is it safe for me to use a nasal steroid?

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Dr. John Ebner
Dermatology

In brief: Steriod Classes

There are several classes of corticosteroids (class a, b, c, d1, d2) if you are allergic to a class a steroid like Prednisone (oral) you are likely to be safe with a different steroid from the another class.
However, there are sometimes cross reaction of allergy between classes. You should discuss with a dermatologist who does allergy testing called "patch testing" to be sure.

In brief: Steriod Classes

There are several classes of corticosteroids (class a, b, c, d1, d2) if you are allergic to a class a steroid like Prednisone (oral) you are likely to be safe with a different steroid from the another class.
However, there are sometimes cross reaction of allergy between classes. You should discuss with a dermatologist who does allergy testing called "patch testing" to be sure.
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