Steroid Concoction can Ease SinusitisBudesonide, a steroid nasal wash, can help in minimizing the symptoms of chronic sinusitis without affecting functions of the adrenal gland, as per a small US Study.

Chronic Sinusitis refers to a continuing inflammation of the nose and sinuses behind it, which affects up to 14 percent of the US Population.

Researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said that this study was the first to examine safety of such a nasal wash besides noting that suppression of the functions of the adrenal gland is a known complication of Budesonide.

The FDA has yet to approve Budesonide as a nasal wash. This means that the nasal wash of this study would be an off-label use of the drug.

In the meanwhile, researchers advised doctors to advise patients about the risks associated with long-term use of Budesonide such as decreased bone mineral density.