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Is rhinitis medicamentosa contagious?

Although it has symptoms that resemble the common cold, you cannot catch rhinitis medicamentosa as if it were a virus. The condition is most commonly caused by the overuse or misuse of nasal decongestant sprays or drops. Symptoms include a stuffy or runny nose, inflammation of the nasal passages, and postnasal drip.

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