Flonase for Children
Flonase® (fluticasone propionate nasal spray) is approved to treat nasal allergies or non-allergic nasal symptoms in children as young as four years old. 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. These allergies are also known as allergic rhinitis. Symptoms of nasal allergies may include:
- Nasal congestion
- A runny nose
- Itching nose, eyes, ears, or throat.
Sometimes, children have year-round nasal symptoms (such as nasal congestion, runny nose, or itchy nose) that are not caused by allergens. This is called non-allergic rhinitis or vasomotor rhinitis. It is caused by expansion (dilation) of the nasal blood vessels, which fills the nasal lining with fluid. Inflammation may also play a key role. Sometimes certain problems (such as infections or exposure to irritants such as smoke) can cause or worsen non-allergic rhinitis.
When using Flonase for children, it is important to first talk to your healthcare provider about the benefits and risks of using this nasal spray.
(Click Flonase Uses for a more in-depth look at using Flonase for children, including information on how this medication works for various nasal symptoms due to allergies and other causes.)