Nasal Sprays for Allergies in Children

December 31, 2006

Children sometimes have difficultyusing nasal sprays for allergies. Becauseof the anatomic configurationof the nasal passages and oropharynx,sprays are better directed whenthe head is tipped down, rather thanwhen held in the neutral or upwardposition.

Children sometimes have difficultyusing nasal sprays for allergies. Becauseof the anatomic configurationof the nasal passages and oropharynx,sprays are better directed whenthe head is tipped down, rather thanwhen held in the neutral or upwardposition. Thus, I tell children: "Lookat your toes when you spray in yournose." It rhymes, and it works!-- Richard Honaker, MD
   Carrollton, Tex