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What are nasal steroid sprays?

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Nasal steroid sprays offer relief from congestion, sneezing, watery eyes, a runny or itchy nose, and postnasal drip. They are usually the first treatment option recommended for symptoms of allergic rhinitis. Most require a prescription, but you can get three brands -- budesonide (Rhinocort Allergy), fluticasone (Flonase), and triamcinolone (Nasacort Allergy 24HR) -- over the counter.

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Allergies: Things You Can Do To Control Your Symptoms."

Medline Plus: "Mometasone Nasal Inhalation."

News release, FDA.

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


 

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on April 10, 2019

SOURCES:

American Academy of Family Physicians: "Allergies: Things You Can Do To Control Your Symptoms."

Medline Plus: "Mometasone Nasal Inhalation."

News release, FDA.

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


 

Reviewed by Neha Pathak on April 10, 2019

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