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How can decongestants help with treating pollen allergies?

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These drugs unclog your stuffy nose. You can take some types as pills or liquids, like pseudoephedrine and phenylephrine. Others come in a nasal spray, like oxymetazoline and phenylephrine.

Don't use the decongestant nasal sprays for more than 3 days in a row, or you might get rebound congestion, which means you get congested all over again. If you have another health condition, like high blood pressure, heart problems, or prostate trouble, talk to your doctor before you take a decongestant.

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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