Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Roline | 2012-03-08

Q.

Avamys

My peadiatrician prescribed avamys for my son (he was 9 months) telling me to use it as necessary - once a day. I''ve been doing that on and off for the last 6 months...I only found out now that this is a cortizone spray and I''m very worried for what the implications could be for my son. Can you please advise!

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Avamys is a cortisone nasal spray. It is used to treatt nasal allergy in children and adults. It is not usually advised for children under 1 year unless a definite diagnosis of allergic rhinitis has been made in a baby. Also the diagnosis must be confirmed by positive allergy tests.

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