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Are nasal steroids safe?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12923363     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Nasal steroids have emerged as an integral part of rhinitis management. Most studies have shown no evidence of significant hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis suppression from nasal steroid use, at least based on dynamic testing. Bone mineral density loss, glaucoma, and cataract formation are risks associated with systemic steroids, but reports with nasal steroid use are few. Growth retardation has been seen with some nasal steroids, but not others, based on stadiometric growth studies. Further studies are certainly needed to resolve this issue. Nasal steroids, in general, have an excellent safety record.
Mark E Mehle
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current opinion in otolaryngology & head and neck surgery     Volume:  11     ISSN:  1068-9508     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2003 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-09-23     Completed Date:  2003-12-12     Revised Date:  2005-11-16    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9417024     Medline TA:  Curr Opin Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  201-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Fairview Hospital, St. John's and Westshore Hospital, Cleveland, Ohio, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Administration, Inhalation
Administration, Intranasal
Anti-Inflammatory Agents / administration & dosage*,  adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Rhinitis / drug therapy*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Inflammatory Agents

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