This information paper provides an overview of current evidence for optimal technique when administering intranasal corticosteroid sprays, which are used in the long-term management of allergic rhinitis.
Corticosteroid nasal sprays:
This information paper was prepared in consultation with the following health professionals:
National Asthma Council Australia.
Intranasal corticosteroid spray technique for people with allergic rhinitis.
Melbourne: National Asthma Council Australia, 2010.
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Although all care has been taken, this information paper is only a general guide; it is not a substitute for assessment of appropriate courses of treatment on a case-by-case basis. The National Asthma Council Australia expressly disclaims all responsibility (including negligence) for any loss, damage or personal injury resulting from reliance on the information contained.
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