Our allergist has recommended that DD try using Astelin nose spray to help combat her extreme congestion with all these high pollen days. The congestion leads to sinus infections, which leads to asthma flares, so I'm all for doing that.
Our allergist said it would be less likely to cause nosebleeds (which is good because DD has a rare bleeding disorder) than steroid sprays, but she warned me that it had a bad taste.
I'm wondering how bad, so that I can prepare my super-taster of a kiddo. The allergist swears you can chase it with something sweet and it's bearable. The other option is a sweetened formula, but we can't do that because it's an artificial sweetener that may be processed with cornstarch. And I just can't face another compounded med.