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A 18-year-old female asked:

What's the best way to cure runny and stuffy nose?i'm an 18 year old female and have spring allergies.

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Dr. Robert Killian
General Practice 28 years experience
Spring Time Allergy: There are good medications that are known as steroid sprays that diminish the mucous swelling during allergy season. These are very easily available with a prescription.
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
I agree with Dr. Killian. When the steroid nasal sprays (Qnasl, Flonase, Nasonex, etc) are started BEFORE the pollen season starts, even better control can be achieved. There is no cure, but control is possible.
May 29, 2013
Dr. Linda Green
Pediatric Allergy and Asthma 45 years experience
Allergies: Seasonal allergies are a chronic recurrent condition. Medication can control symptoms but does not cure the condition. Allergy shots help you become less allergic over time and are a better long approach for severe moderate to severe allergies. See a board certified allergist for evaluation.

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