Table 1

List of specific fears for adverse events of nasal corticosteroid sprays mentioned by rhinitis patients
Fear for adverse events ofā€‰nasal corticosteroid sprayā€‰ (Nā€‰=ā€‰24)
Habituation 7/24 (29%)
Damage to mucous membranes 6/24 (25%)
Influence on other organs like heart, eyes, skin 6/24 (25%)
Addiction 4/24 (17%)
Weakened resistance to infection 3/24 (12%)
Weight gain 1/24 (4%)
Cancer development 1/24 (4%)

Hellings et al.

Hellings et al. Clinical and Translational Allergy 2012 2:9   doi:10.1186/2045-7022-2-9

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