I wanted to ask if anyone knows if steroid inhalers can also relieve some inflammation in the sinuses/ears? I have just stepped down from Symbicort 400/12 2 puffs twice a day to 1 puff twice a day a few weeks ago. My asthma is still under control although I'm keeping an eye on it as I've started to take my blue inhaler again. Ever since I've started to come down my sinuses have been more blocked and I have pressure in my ear. I'm wondering if the two could be linked and my sinuses may be less wide because there is more inflammation? I also take a steroid nasal spray Nasonex one puff twice a day as well as Singulair and antihistamines.
I know generally speaking inhalers shouldn't really have an affect anywhere except the lungs but I also have nasty bruising which the chest consultant has related to the high dose of Symbicort (he's not worried as my blood test came back fine) so the inhaled steroids are obviously getting into other parts of my body.
Not being able to hear very well is not good, I nearly got run over by a huge parcel force red lorry yesterday as I didn't see or hear it! I must work on Sandie's traffic training again!