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How can cromolyn sodium (NasalCrom) help with treating pollen allergies?

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Cromolyn sodium (NasalCrom) is a nasal spray that keeps certain cells in the body called mast cells from releasing chemicals that cause allergy symptoms. It's available without a prescription and helps a runny/itchy nose, sneezing, and congestion.

From: Medications to Treat Pollen Allergies WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI): “SLIT Treatment (Allergy Tablets) for Allergic Rhinitis Nothing to Sneeze About.”

FDA. "Itching for Allergy Relief?" News release.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital: "Allergens: Pollen."

National Jewish Health: "Pollen Allergy."

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: "Pollen."

Sanofi-aventis U.S. News release.

UpToDate: “Patient information: Allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies).”

Mayo Clinic: “Nonallergic rhinitis.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on April 10, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI): “SLIT Treatment (Allergy Tablets) for Allergic Rhinitis Nothing to Sneeze About.”

FDA. "Itching for Allergy Relief?" News release.

Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital: "Allergens: Pollen."

National Jewish Health: "Pollen Allergy."

National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences: "Pollen."

Sanofi-aventis U.S. News release.

UpToDate: “Patient information: Allergic rhinitis (seasonal allergies).”

Mayo Clinic: “Nonallergic rhinitis.”

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on April 10, 2019

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