Journal of Steroids & Hormonal Science

ISSN - 2157-7536

Nasal Steroids

Steroids that are taken through nose in the form of sprays called as Nasal Steroids. These are classified based on the way of treatment. These are effective in controlling the allergic inflammation in the nose. These are used to treat first line nasal symptoms of hay fewer or allergic rhinitis. Example: Nasal corticosteroids. Example: Androstenedione and Dehydrochlormethyltestosterone.

 Nasal steroids are not like body-building, or anabolic, steroids. This type of steroids helps to control inflammation, in this case in the nose. Nasal steroids take at least several days to become fully effective, so they should be used on a daily basis for the best relief of symptoms. It should be sprayed in the nose and pointed away from the septum, or midline of the nose. The side effects are dryness, burning, stinging and nosebleeds