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How should I take allergy and sinus medications?

Use allergy and sinus medications as directed by your doctor or follow the instructions on the package label. Many allergy and sinus medications, such as antihistamines and decongestants, are pills which you swallow with a glass of water. Others are sprays that you spray up your nostrils. These may contain salt water or medications. If you have allergies that are hard to control with over-the-counter medications, for example, your doctor may prescribe nasal corticosteroids, which are inhaled. Blow your nose, shake the bottle well and then sniff gently while inhaling the medicine; do not breath deeply, however. Some allergy medicines for the skin may be prescribed as applied ointments.

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