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How do medications treat rhinitis medicamentosa?

Antihistamines and decongestants taken orally can treat rhinitis medicamentosa. The condition is caused by overuse of medicated nasal sprays or drops. However, simply stopping use of these medications can actually worsen the congestion and inflammation of the nasal passages.

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