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Rhinocort Aqua is used for treating seasonal and perennial (year-round) nasal allergy symptoms, including sneezing, runny or stuffy nose, and itching. It can be used in both adults and children as young as six years old. Occasionally, healthcare providers may recommend off-label Rhinocort Aqua uses, such as for the treatment of non-allergic rhinitis and nasal polyps.

What Is Rhinocort Aqua Used For?

Rhinocort Aqua® (budesonide nasal spray) is a prescription medication approved for treating nasal allergy symptoms in adults and children as young as six years old. Rhinocort Aqua belongs to a group of medications known as corticosteroids, or just "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 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. Rhinocort Aqua is a particularly useful allergy medicine for treating symptoms that primarily affect the nose, and can be used to treat both seasonal allergies and perennial allergies.
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