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What Is Budesonide Nasal Spray Used For?

Budesonide nasal spray is used for treating nasal congestion, sneezing, itching, and runny nose associated with seasonal and perennial allergies. The drug can be used in adults and children as young as six years old. Healthcare providers may occasionally recommend off-label budesonide nasal spray uses, such as for the treatment of nasal polyps and nasal symptoms not caused by allergies.

What Is Budesonide Nasal Spray Used For? -- An Overview

Budesonide nasal spray (Rhinocort Aqua®) is a prescription medication approved for treating nasal allergy symptoms in adults and children as young as six years old. It belongs to a group of medications known as corticosteroids, or "steroids" for short.
Allergies are the immune system's specific reaction to normally harmless substances, such as pollens, certain foods, or medicines. 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 allergy 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:
  • Runny nose
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Itching nose, eyes, ears, or throat.
Combined with strategies to minimize a person's contact with allergens, allergy treatment can make life bearable for even the worst allergy sufferer. Treatment often includes allergy shots or medications. Budesonide nasal spray is a particularly useful allergy medicine for treating allergy symptoms that primarily affect the nose and can be used to treat both seasonal allergies and perennial allergies.
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