Allergic Rhinitis and Topical Corticosteroids
Once a definite diagnosis of allergic rhinitis is made, the first-line treatment of choice is nasal corticosteroid spray. Nasal (topical) corticosteroids for allergic rhinitis come in the form of nasal sprays that decrease swelling in the nasal passages.
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Effect of Topical Corticosteroids on Allergic Rhinitis
Nasal corticosteroids are sprayed or inhaled into the nose to help relieve the stuffy nose and discomfort of allergies.
Side Effects and Warnings
Possible side effects of nasal corticosteroids nclude:
- Burning, dryness, or other irritation inside the nose (mild, lasting only a short time)
- Increase in sneezing
- Irritation of the throat