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How does the safety of the antihistamine nose sprays compare with the steroid sprays for an adult with springtime allergies using sprays for 3 months?

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Dr. Javier Chinen
Pediatrics - Allergy & Asthma

In brief: Specific to each one

Both kinds of nasal sprays contain medications designed to work in the nose with little absorption into the rest of the body.
It is somewhat unfair to compare their side effects, because they have different purpose. Antihistamines stop the action of histamine, preventing swelling and production of secretions. Steroids major role is to reduce swelling (inflammation) once it has developed.

In brief: Specific to each one

Both kinds of nasal sprays contain medications designed to work in the nose with little absorption into the rest of the body.
It is somewhat unfair to compare their side effects, because they have different purpose. Antihistamines stop the action of histamine, preventing swelling and production of secretions. Steroids major role is to reduce swelling (inflammation) once it has developed.
Dr. Javier Chinen
Dr. Javier Chinen
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Dr. Cynthia Point
Internal Medicine

In brief: Safe

Both are safe. They work a little differently, but both should help you.

In brief: Safe

Both are safe. They work a little differently, but both should help you.
Dr. Cynthia Point
Dr. Cynthia Point
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