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Does rhinitis medicamentosa affect children differently than adults?

Rhinitis medicamentosa does not affect children differently than adults. However, it is more common in adults because the condition is caused by medicated nasal sprays and drops that children generally are not able to access. If these medications are given to children in excess or improperly, though, the condition can occur.

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