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Flunisolide nasal solution is used for treating itching, runny nose, nasal congestion, and sneezing caused by seasonal and perennial allergies. It can be used in adults and children age six and older. There are also a number of off-label uses for flunisolide nasal solution, including the treatment of nasal polyps and non-allergic rhinitis.

What Is Flunisolide Nasal Solution Used For? -- An Overview

Flunisolide nasal solution (Nasarel™, Nasalide®) is a prescription nasal spray approved for the treatment of nasal allergy symptoms in adults and children age six and older. Flunisolide nasal solution belongs to a group of medications known as nasal corticosteroids.
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 (also known as allergic rhinitis) mostly affect the nose and eyes. Symptoms may include:
  • Sneezing
  • Nasal congestion
  • Runny nose
  • 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. Flunisolide nasal solution is a particularly useful allergy medicine for treating allergy symptoms that primarily affect the nose, and can be used to treat both perennial allergies and seasonal allergies.
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