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A 19-year-old female asked:

My nose has been congested for 18 days. tried nasal spray, sudafed, allergy medicine, and cold medicine but nothing works. no other pain. what's wrong?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 57 years experience
Well: If you have been using decongestant sprays for more than 5 days, you may end up with a rebound congestion which may require cortisone for a few days to wean you off of the spray. If you have an allergic condition or sinusitis, the Rx you have tried may not work. Perhaps it is time to consult your doctor.

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Last updated Jul 6, 2016

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