What allergy meds work well with allergic rhinitis?

See above. I agree but remember the nasal steroid must be used cautiously and not meant to use chronically. Hot fluids work great and no side effects to you.
Nasal steroid. Nasal steroid if used properly is usually effective. A product combining nasal steroid and an antihistamine works even better. However some may require an allergist's help.

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