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.
Corticosteroid Nasal Sprays
WebMD explains the variety of steroid nasal sprays available to treat allergy-related congestion.
Nasal Sprays for Cold Relief
Learn more about nasal sprays and how this cold remedy may help you breathe better.
Saline Nasal Sprays for All Natural Allergy Relief
Saline nasal sprays are a natural remedy that may give you good allergy relief.
Zinc for Colds: Lozenges & Nasal Sprays
Can zinc prevent or reduce the duration of cold symptoms? Learn more about zinc's benefits as a cold remedy.
Are You Overusing Nasal Spray?
Nasal sprays may ease nasal congestion, but overusing them can backfire into a condition called rhinitis medicamentosa.
10 Outdoor Adventures With Allergies
A bit of careful planning can help keep allergy symptoms at bay whether you’re at a sports game, hiking, or a guest at an outdoor wedding.
Neti Pot, Nasal Irrigation Pros and Cons
WebMD discusses the pros and cons of using a Neti pot or other form of nasal irrigation and how nasal irrigation works.
Slideshows & Images
How to Get Allergy Relief at Home
Get tips for things you can do in your house to ease the sneezing and itchy eyes that are brought on by hay fever.
Steroids: What Are They? How Do You Take Them? What Are The Side Effects?
They've gotten a bad rap over the years due to some athletes using them illegally, but steroids can help treat a variety of health conditions. Learn about the different types and what they do.
What Happens in a Nasal Allergy Attack
See how an allergy attack happens from trigger to finding relief from symptoms. Learn what causes the sneezing, congestion, and itching of an allergic reaction.
Nasal Irrigation: Relief for Colds & Allergy Symptoms
Clogged sinuses and congestion bothering you? Nasal irrigation can relieve sinus symptoms associated with colds and allergies. Learn how to do nasal irrigation with this visual guide.