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What Is Beclomethasone Nasal?

Jillian O Keeffe
Jillian O Keeffe

Some medicines are available in forms that deliver the drug directly to the area of the body that needs it most. Beclomethasone nasal is one of these medications, and it is typically recommended for people with allergies that affect the nose. Polyps in the nose can also be controlled by the drug. To use the product, patients spray the drug into the nose, and breathe in the aerosolized medicine.

Allergies occur because the body produces an immune system response that is not necessary. This can be to such otherwise harmless substances as pollen or dust. When an immune response is launched, the body produces inflammation of the affected tissues, along with swelling and redness. Mucus membranes on the inside of the nose are particularly susceptible to inflammation, and allergy patients can suffer runny, stuffed up and itchy noses as a result.

Beclomethasone nasal is a corticosteriod prescribed by a doctor for allergies or nasal polyps.
Beclomethasone nasal is a corticosteriod prescribed by a doctor for allergies or nasal polyps.

Another condition that beclomethasone nasal can benefit is nasal polyps. These are small lumps inside the nose that surgeons can remove in an operation, but can return over time. Beclomethasone nasal helps to prevent the recurrence of the polyps in some patients, and can even make the lumps smaller before an operation.

The drug is a corticosteroid, which means that it mimics natural immune system signals in the body. When a person uses beclomethasone nasal, it interferes with the progression of inflammation, and therefore relieves the symptoms of the allergy. The reason the drug is available in a nasal spray form is that it is both practical to use by the patient, and also sends the medication straight to the affected area.

Side effects of beclomethasone nasal include a dry, sore nose, sneezing or even nose bleeds.
Side effects of beclomethasone nasal include a dry, sore nose, sneezing or even nose bleeds.

Typically, a person with allergies or with nasal polyps uses beclomethasone nasal up to four times a day. The product comes in a inhalation spray package, which delivers a specific dose per spray. Users usually have to place the tip of the applicator inside the nose to deliver the dose, so the spray bottle needs regular cleaning. The steroid may take a few days to a few weeks to work.

Corticosteroid nasal sprays, such as beclomethasone, can help treat polyps inside the nose.
Corticosteroid nasal sprays, such as beclomethasone, can help treat polyps inside the nose.

Side effects possible with beclomethasone nasal use include problems with the nose itself and also other issues that can be more serious. Mild effects include a pain in the head and throat irritation. The inside of the nose can become dry and sore, and the patient can also experience sneezing and even bleeding from the nose. If a person uses the drug and begins to feel weak, has problems with vision, or has any swelling on his or her body, then medical advice is essential, as these can be severe side effects of the drug.

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    • Beclomethasone nasal is a corticosteriod prescribed by a doctor for allergies or nasal polyps.
      By: Alexander Raths
      Beclomethasone nasal is a corticosteriod prescribed by a doctor for allergies or nasal polyps.
    • Side effects of beclomethasone nasal include a dry, sore nose, sneezing or even nose bleeds.
      By: CandyBox Images
      Side effects of beclomethasone nasal include a dry, sore nose, sneezing or even nose bleeds.
    • Corticosteroid nasal sprays, such as beclomethasone, can help treat polyps inside the nose.
      By: ia_64
      Corticosteroid nasal sprays, such as beclomethasone, can help treat polyps inside the nose.