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A 33-year-old member asked:

which nasal spray should i buy for my allergies?

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Dr. Brant Ward
Allergy and Immunology 13 years experience
Talk with your doc: The best for nasal allergies is a corticosteroid nasal spray (flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, etc.) that must be prescribed by your doctor. These all work about the same, though some people may respond better to 1 vs another. Dryness can be helped by otc saline sprays. Otc nasal rinses (e.g. Neti pot) can help as well. Avoid using otc decongestant sprays for more than ~3 days at a time. See your md.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What kind of nasal spray and pills could I use if allergy?

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Dr. David Mann
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 30 years experience
Allergy meds: Over-the-counter (otc)medications such as Allegra or zyrtec or their generic equilavents work well. Nasalcrom is an otc nasal spray which helps allergy but has to be used often (5x/day). Nasal saline spray is helpful also. It cleans the nose of allergens, like dust and pollen, and acts as a mild decongestant. If symptoms persist, they may not be allergy--see your doctor.
A 47-year-old member asked:

Where can I buy the cheapest allergy nasal spray; which ones are generic now?

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Dr. David Rosenthal
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Depends...: Different insurance companies have different preferred brands. Nasal sprays can have different medicines; .Common ones are saline, steroids, or antihistamines. Fluticasone nasal is one generic steroid available in the usa. Some drug companies offer "drug assistance" programs and "discount cards". Call your insurance company, ask a local pharmacist, or search for discount cards on the internet.
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A 42-year-old female asked:

How long can I use Zicam allergy nasal spray for?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Recall concern: Fda posted a warning concerning intranasal zinc ..."while Zicam also makes zinc-containing oral cold remedies, these are not subject to this warning because the development of anosmia appears to be related to the intranasal application of zinc." anosmia is the liss of smell. You should consult your physician regarding this warning.

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