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Corticosteroids nasal spray (OTC) for treatment of Common Cold in Adults with cold

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    Ineffective

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  • Treatment with Corticosteroids nose spray. 2 valid study conducted, with 253 adults. Does not relief Common Cold symptoms or their duration. Seems safe.

    • Curefacts.com -  Evidence icon EVIDENCE | NEEDS MORE TESTING
    • Curefacts.com -  Effectiveness icon EFFECTIVENESS | INEFFECTIVE
    • Curefacts.com -  Safety Circle icon SAFETY | MILD RISKS

Recommendations

Do not use this treatment:

It does not seem effective in relieving runny nose, stuffy nose, cough and sneezing, or in shortening their duration. Side effects are minor.

About Corticosteroids nasal spray (OTC)

For example: Fluticasone propionate

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    Target Population:

    Adults with cold, 16 to 65 years old

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    Dosage:

    One spray (Flonasole 50 mgr., Nasacort 55 mgr.) per nostril. Times per day (1-2) vary with age, response, and period of usage.

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    Goal:

    Treatment of Common Cold symptoms

Research Summary

  • Curefacts.com - Green Pages icon Needs more testing
  • 2 Clinical Studies
  • 253 Curefacts.com - Tooltip icon Adults Tested
  • Ineffective
  • Benefits:

    Ineffective, does not seem to reduce Common Cold symptoms. Does not seem to speed up recovery.

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  • Risks:

    Minor side effects, including sneezing, dryness or burning feeling or infection inside the nose, throat irritation. Headaches and nose bleed are uncommon, and perforation (hole) inside the nose is rare.

Common Cold Overview

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    Medical problem:

    Common Cold (symptoms caused by viral infection of the upper respiratory system).

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    Symptoms and signs:

    Cough, general discomfort, headache, runny nose, sneezing, sore throat, stuffy nose and weakness.

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    Complications:

    Bacterial infections: lung infection, middle ear infection, strep throat, sinus infection.

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