Steroid concoction termed effective for patients with sinusitisA steroid nasal wash was termed as effective option for treating symptoms of chronic sinusitis without affecting adrenal gland function, as per a small US study. Budesonide, the nasal wash, is yet to get approval from the FDA for treating chronic sinusitis.

As per researchers from the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, this is the first-of-its kind study evaluating safety of such a nasal wash.

Chronic Sinusitis afflicts up to 14 percent of population in the United States and is a continuing inflammation of the nose and sinuses behind it.

Medical practitioners were advised by researchers to advise patients with sinusitis about the possible risks such as reduced bone mineral density that are linked with use of Budesonide in the long run.