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I have been prescribed steroid drops to put in my nose for

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I have been prescribed steroid drops to put in my nose for polyps and allergy. I think they are causing pain, stiffness and general discomfort in my legs as well as some dizziness. Is this possible? When I was given a week's course of tablets, they upset just about every part of my digestive system. I really don't want to take any more of them but keep getting them prescribed by the GP and the hospital I was referred to.
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 3 years ago.

Dr Basu :

Hi there, This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist. I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

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Steroid can get absorbed in your system from nasal sprays as well.

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So, you are steroid intolerant.

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The symptoms you described can also be seen with steroid nasal drops.

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For polyps and allergy it is better to try out anti histamines.

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There are anti histamine nasal sprays like Astelin nasal spray which can be used effectively.

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Also oral antihistamine like cetrizine 10 mg daily can be used.

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Another nasal spray which is not steroid is Cromolyn sodium nasal spray good for allergic polyps.

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So you will need to stop the nasal spary.

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And discuss these other options with your doctor.

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