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How do steroid nasal sprays help relieve allergy?

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With allergies, your nasal passages and sinuses get inflamed when you come in contact with things like pollen, animal dander, or dust mites. These sprays can make you start to feel better and are often the first treatment recommended by doctors.

Nasal steroid sprays start working within a few hours but may take several days or weeks to take full effect. Make sure you use it every day.

From: 9 FAQs About Allergy Relief WebMD Medical Reference

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American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Allergy and Asthma Medication Guide."

Medline Plus: "Mometasone Nasal Inhalation."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Allergy Testing for Children."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 06, 2018

SOURCES: 

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology: "Allergy and Asthma Medication Guide."

Medline Plus: "Mometasone Nasal Inhalation."

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Allergy Testing for Children."

News release, FDA.

Reviewed by Nayana Ambardekar on May 06, 2018

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