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Which steroid nasal sprays are used in children with allergies?

Lawrence T. Chiaramonte, MD
Allergy & Immunology
The following intranasal steroids (INS) are used to treat allergic rhinitis symptoms in children:

  • budesonide (Rhinocort Aqua): prescription, 6 years plus; nasal congestion, watery nose
  • fluticasone (Flonase): prescription, 4 years plus; nasal congestion, watery nose
  • triamcinolone (Nasacort AQ): prescription, 6 years plus; nasal congestion, watery nose
  • mometasone (Nasonex): prescription, 2 years plus; nasal congestion, watery nose
  • beclomethasone (Beconase): prescription, 6 years plus; nasal congestion, watery nose
  • fluticasone (Veramyst): prescription, 12 years plus; nasal congestion, watery nose
  • ciclesonide (Omnaris): prescription, 6 years plus; nasal congestion, watery nose

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends allowing INS in younger patients for short periods of time, as for seasonal allergic rhinitis.
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