Nasacort AQ Uses
Nasacort AQ is used for treating common nasal allergy symptoms, such as itching, sneezing, nasal congestion, and runny nose. The medicine is approved for use in both adults and children as young as two years old. Healthcare providers may also occasionally recommend off-label Nasacort AQ uses, such as for the treatment of nasal polyps and non-allergic rhinitis.
Nasacort® AQ (triamcinolone nasal spray) is a prescription medication approved for treating nasal allergy symptoms. It belongs to a group of medications known as nasal steroids and can be used in children as young as two years old.
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, which are also known as allergic rhinitis, mostly affect the nose and eyes. Symptoms of nasal allergies may include:
- 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. Nasacort AQ 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.