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Is nasal steroid spray safe to use?

dr gave me a nasal steriod spray for a on and off blocked eustachian tube i got after a bad cold. heard my voice in my head etc. i thnk its a patulous eustachian problem opened on and off. when i laid down ,asleep it was fine. will this nasal spray thicken it up as i thought he told me, did he do the right thing? ?
Wed, 13 Nov 2019
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Hi,

Intranasal steroid sprays are safe for long-term use, and there is little evidence to indicate they cause significant systemic side effects. Patients who regularly use steroid sprays should undergo examination of the nasal cavity at least annually to check for damage to the septum.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

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Dr. Ajeet Singh, General & Family Physician
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