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Old 06-21-2013, 05:44 PM   #1
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how safe nasal steroid sprays with fam.history of glaucoma?

Hello!

Just wondering if nasal steroid / cortisone sprays are safe to use with a family history of glaucoma?
I have been prescribed nasal sprays by ENT, according to him I would need to use it all the time. I have constant congested nose, ENT say it's because of allergies, but it's not seasonal, so using it all the time for the rest of my life, I don't know whether it's a good idea.
I also had turbinectomy surgery, didn't help much.
Thanks for feedback & advice

 
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Old 06-22-2013, 07:14 AM   #2
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Re: how safe nasal steroid sprays with fam.history of glaucoma?

Betty, steroid use should be avoided. Some people respond to it by developing higher eye pressure which can lead to Glaucoma. With a family history of it, don't take a chance. Trouble is, you don't know if you're a 'steroid responder' until it's too late and the damage is done.

I'd recommend you find a holistic doctor who will treat the cause of the problem, not just the symptoms. They tend to keep away from drugs. I did that (had bad sinus problems and nasal congestion) many years ago and was helped tremendously. Another thing you can do is use a Netti pot or something that serves a similar function, which is to flush out and soothe the nasal passages and sinuses. It really works and does lower the symptoms of allergies, year 'round or seasonal. I douche my nose every morning; I don't feel right if I haven't done it.

Hope these suggestions help!

 
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Old 06-22-2013, 10:23 AM   #3
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Re: how safe nasal steroid sprays with fam.history of glaucoma?

Hi Betty,

Did you try the Nasal Strips and did they help at all ?...
An Air-Filter indoors would also help if dust, pollen or pet hair is a problem.

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