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Is rhinitis medicamentosa serious?

Rhinitis medicamentosa is not a serious condition. It involves inflammation and congestion of the nasal passages caused by overuse of nasal sprays or drops. It does not typically involve complications and can usually be cured in a matter of weeks, if not sooner.

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