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When should you use saline sprays for nasal allergies?

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Over-the-counter saline sprays and rinses can help remove pollen from the nasal lining. People often use them at the end of the day. You can also use these sprays to add moisture if your nose feels dry from winter weather.

If you use a nasal steroid spray to treat your allergies, doctors suggest you first cleanse your nose with a saline spray to get rid of thick mucus and debris that can keep the steroid from working as well as possible.

SOURCES: CDC. AAAAI (American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology): "New research finds that treatment from an allergist significantly improves asthma care."  FamilyDoctor.org: "Sinusitis."  Keojampa, BK, , 2004. MedicineNet: "Chronic Rhinitis." Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 18, 2018

SOURCES: CDC. AAAAI (American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology): "New research finds that treatment from an allergist significantly improves asthma care."  FamilyDoctor.org: "Sinusitis."  Keojampa, BK, , 2004. MedicineNet: "Chronic Rhinitis." Archives of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on June 18, 2018

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