Omnaris is used for treating nasal allergy symptoms. It can be used to help reduce sneezing, nasal itching, and runny or stuffy nose. The nasal spray is approved to treat seasonal allergies in children as young as six years old and year-round allergies in children age 12 and older. Off-label Omnaris uses may also include the treatment of nasal polyps and non-allergic rhinitis.
Omnaris™ (ciclesonide) is a prescription medication approved for treating nasal symptoms due to allergies. It belongs to a group of medications known as nasal steroids.
Although the immune system usually works to protect us from bacteria, viruses, and other harmful substances, sometimes, the immune system 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 allergy symptoms are particularly common in the eyes, nose, throat, and lungs. Nasal allergies (also known as allergic rhinitis) mostly affect the nose and eyes. Symptoms may include:
- A runny nose
- Itching nose, eyes, ears, or throat
- Nasal congestion.
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. Omnaris is a particularly useful allergy medicine for treating allergy symptoms that primarily affect the nose, and it can be used to treat both seasonal and perennial allergies.