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What increases my risk for rhinitis medicamentosa?

Your risk for rhinitis medicamentosa increases if you overuse or misuse medicated nasal drips or sprays. Using these medications for many days in a row or with greater frequency than suggested can cause the condition. Usually the symptoms of rhinitis medicamentosa do not show up until at least three days of decongestant use. The condition can also be caused by oral medications such as oral contraceptives, antipsychotic drugs, or antihypertensive drugs.

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