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Any over-the-counter help for someone with rhinitis?
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Dr. Thomas Shen
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
If you just have mild symptoms try saline nasal sprays or washes.
If you know that you are allergic otc cromolyn nasal spray and antihistamines may work for you. If you have a cold, nasal washes may make you feel better.

In brief: Yes
If you just have mild symptoms try saline nasal sprays or washes.
If you know that you are allergic otc cromolyn nasal spray and antihistamines may work for you. If you have a cold, nasal washes may make you feel better.
Dr. Thomas Shen
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Dr. Gary Steven
The important point, though, is that if you continue to require antibiotics for sinus infections more than once or twice a year despite OTC medications, you need to see an allergist to get your rhinitis treated more thoroughly.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
In brief: You bet.
Long-acting nonsedating antihistamines like loratidine or fexofenadine are effective as is the occasionally sedating cetirizine.
Another effective otc medication is cromolyn (nasalcrom) that may be considered a purified herbal medication.

In brief: You bet.
Long-acting nonsedating antihistamines like loratidine or fexofenadine are effective as is the occasionally sedating cetirizine.
Another effective otc medication is cromolyn (nasalcrom) that may be considered a purified herbal medication.
Dr. Steven Machtinger
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