Dear Dr. Rassman:
I’m confused about steroid-based medications and hair loss. My ENT recently prescribed me a steroid cortasone nasal spray for chronic rhinitis. Can this potentially have adverse side
effect on my already progressing MPB?
Yes, steroids can produce accelerated MPB. When using the steroids through a nasal spray, body absorption is as good as any other route. Sounds like you need to have a conversation with your otolaryngologist (ENT).