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How is rhinitis medicamentosa diagnosed?

Rhinitis medicamentosa is diagnosed by looking at a person's use of nasal decongestants and ruling out other causes of the symptoms such as allergy or infection. In the absence of other causes, nasal decongestant sprays or drips can actually cause the symptoms they are meant to treat. A doctor will also likely examine the inside of the nose to look for the congestion and inflammation typical of the condition.

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