How to Use a Nasal Spray with Kids

Helping your child learn how to use a nasal spray can be tricky. Here are a few ways to help put your child’s mind, and your own, at ease. And for step-by-step instructions on how to use a nasal spray, visit our How to Use section.


Show your kid how RHINOCORT® works. Before using it, let them look at the bottle and pump it for them a few times to let them see how the spray comes out. Explain that it will be gentle on the nose with its fragrance-free, alcohol-free formula and gentle mist. Make it a light hearted conversation and let them ask questions.


The more comfortable your kid feels, the easier it will be to administer the nasal spray. So, let them choose a place (bathroom or bedroom) that will help them feel most comfortable. You can also have your child practice inhaling while spraying the bottle in the air, so they can get an idea of all the actions involved. 


Create a positive reinforcement system to encourage your child to use their nasal spray every day and remind them of the relief it brings. Some ideas are to hang a sticker chart on the wall, or keep track with a “Nose Notebook”.


Talk to your child about how they feel after using their nasal spray, to make sure it’s providing the relief they need. Clearly explaining the benefits of the nasal spray will help reinforce why it’s important to use daily. And with this consistent use, they will be back to feeling better in no time.