Steroid Nasal Wash Provides Short-Term Relief For SinusitisA study showed that a steroid nasal wash can help lessen the symptoms of chronic sinusitis without affecting the adrenal gland function.

The study was participated by nine patients who were administered with a steroid nasal wash which is composed of 0.25 milligrams of the corticosteroid budesonide and 5 milliliters of saline, in each nostril once a day for 30 days.

The study revealed that budesonide nasal respules are safe for short-term use for the relief of symptoms associated with chronic sinusitis. Since budesonide nasal wash is not yet approved by the U.S FDA, the researchers suggested that doctors must discuss the long-term risks of using budesonide respules.