Afrin Uses

Afrin Uses in Children

Afrin is approved for use in children as young as six years old. It is not approved for younger children. Talk with your child's healthcare provider about the risks and benefits of using Afrin for your child.
 

Off-Label Uses for Afrin

On occasion, your healthcare provider may recommend Afrin for something other than nasal congestion (this would be known as an "off-label" use). Off-label uses of Afrin include:
 
  • Treating ear congestion (due to an ear infection or other causes)
  • Treating nosebleeds
  • Preventing ear discomfort during air travel.
     
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