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What do I need to know about caring for someone with acute rhinitis?

If someone in your care has acute rhinitis due to a cold, you need to make sure that he or she gets enough rest and drinks fluids throughout the day. You can use over-the-counter oral decongestants as directed to relieve congestion. If you are caring for a child, do not use a decongestant spray. Watch for symptoms of secondary infections, such as ear infections or a sinus infection. If the acute rhinitis is caused by an allergy, you may want to use over-the-counter antihistamines to relive mild symptoms. If the allergen has not been identified, or symptoms do not improve, you may want to consult a doctor.

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