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What Is Azelastine/Fluticasone Nasal Spray Used For?

Adults and adolescents age 12 and older who suffer from seasonal allergies may find relief with azelastine/fluticasone nasal spray. This prescription medicine contains both a steroid and an antihistamine. Azelastine/fluticasone nasal spray is specifically used for relieving nasal allergy symptoms, such as a runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion. It is also sometimes used off-label to treat perennial allergies or nonallergic rhinitis.

An Overview of Uses for Azelastine/Fluticasone Nasal Spray

Azelastine/fluticasone nasal spray (Dymista™) is a prescription medication approved for treating seasonal nasal allergy symptoms in adults and children as young as 12 years old. It is a combination nasal spray that contains two different active ingredients -- an antihistamine and a steroid.
Although the immune system usually works to protect us from bacteria, viruses, and other harmful substances, sometimes it reacts to normally harmless substances, such as pollens, certain foods, or medicines. This results in allergies. Allergies can either be seasonal or perennial. Seasonal allergies, such as hay fever, occur at specific times of the year, while perennial allergies can occur throughout the year.
Allergies can affect various parts of the body, and symptoms are particularly common in the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. Nasal allergies mostly affect the nose and eyes. Nasal allergies are also known as allergic rhinitis. Symptoms may include:
  • Nasal congestion
  • A runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Itching nose, eyes, ears, or throat.
Combined with strategies to minimize a person's contact with allergens, treatment can make life bearable for even the worst allergy sufferer. Treatment often includes shots or medications. Azelastine/fluticasone nasal spray is a particularly useful medicine for treating allergy symptoms that primarily affect the nose.
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