A 39-year-old male asked:
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will gradual increases in dosages of reactine (zyrtec) eventually cause rebound congestion? thanks.

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
No : Rebound nasal congestion is most commonly seen with topical nasal decongestants such as oxymetazoline as found in afrin nasaly spray. Antihistamines are not associated with rebound symptoms including congestion.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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