Dymista nasal spray is prescribed to treat seasonal nasal allergy symptoms in adults and children as young as 12 years old. It contains a steroid that helps to reduce inflammation and an antihistamine to block the release of histamines in the body. A healthcare provider may also prescribe Dymista for use in people who have perennial (year-round) allergies or nonallergic rhinitis, although these are unapproved uses.
What Is Dymista Used For?Dymista™ (azelastine/fluticasone nasal spray) 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 of nasal allergies may include:
- Nasal congestion
- A runny nose
- 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. Dymista is a particularly useful medicine for treating allergy symptoms that primarily affect the nose.