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Nasal Sprays for Allergies and Colds Directory

Nasal sprays can be a very effective means of treating allergy problems or colds. Some contain antihistamines, anticholinergics, or decongestants. Some others contain mast cell inhibitors or steroids. Nasal sprays usually have few side effects and work by decreasing swelling and mucus production. Colds can be treated with decongestant nasal sprays or salt-water solution sprays. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how nasal sprays work, what to expect from treatment, how to choose a nasal spray, and more.

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Nasal sprays may ease nasal congestion, but overusing them can backfire into a condition called rhinitis medicamentosa.

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