Intranasal Corticosteroids for Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis

Allergic rhinitis affects 30% of adults and 40% of children in the USA, and up to 75% of these individuals complain of allergic eye symptoms as well.

Only 10% of individuals with allergic eye symptoms seek out medical attention.

Intranasal corticosteroids (INS) may be effective at alleviating ocular symptoms as well and this represents a class effect.

There are currently 7 INSs available in the USA: beclomethasone, budesonide, ciclesonide, fluticasone propionate, fluticasone furoate, mometasone, and triamcinolone.

References:

Intranasal Corticosteroids and Allergic Rhinoconjunctivitis. Catherine Origlieri, BA; Leonard Bielory, MD, Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology, Medscape, Jan 2009.

Intranasal corticosteroids had a positive impact on the eye symptoms of allergic rhinitis (review of 32 trials) http://goo.gl/EAmg1

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