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Over Counter Nose Spray-Nasal Sprays For Chronic Allergies

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Nasal Allergies


Anyone with nasal allergies of any kind understands how miserable you can be, I have noticed over the years my allergies have become more severe for me? I used to be able to get by using a saline nasal spray when my allergies flared up, but the past few years I have had to go to more severe treatment for my allergies has become chronic for me all year round?

The Food & Drug administration has approved Nasacort AQ and Flonase steroid nasal sprays for over-the-counter use, you could only get these nasal sprays in the past with a prescription from your physician? Is this really a good thing or not for people who suffer with chronic allergies, and since you can get these over-the-counter now you will not be monitored by your physician as before?

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Nasal Steroid Spray Uses

  • Allergic Rhinitis Hay Fever
  • Reduces Inflammation
  • Eliminates Nasal Congestion
  • Runny Nose No More
  • No More Sneezing


Oral Antihistamine Sprays

  • Anti-Leukotriene
  • Nasal Saline
  • Allergy Injections


Symptoms of allergic rhinitis can be similar to other ailments which affects your nasal passages, you really should consult your physician to be sure your symptoms are allergy related?

  • Sinus Infections
  • Viral Colds
  • Chronic Sinus Inflamation
  • Sinus Polyps
  • Rare Cases Of Cancer


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Nasal Steroid Spray Risks

  • Nose Bleeds
  • Growth Restriction In Children
  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts


Be sure to avoid spraying into the middle of your nose to avoid negative effects to the septum bone which separates your nostrils, you really should consider consulting with your physician before using any steroid nasal sprays and be monitored regularly?

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology Recommended Nasal Sprays

  • Astelin
  • Astepro
  • Dymista
  • Q-Nasl
  • Rhinocort
  • Omnaris
  • Zetonna
  • Nasalcron
  • Flunicolide
  • Veramyst
  • Flonase Sensimist
  • Flonase Nasal Spray
  • Atrovent
  • Nasonex
  • Patanese
  • Afrin
  • Nasacort AQ


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What Is On My Mind Today?

Our immune systems are really out of whack today, so many people experience severe allergy related issues which require the use of steroid nasal sprays? I am one of those who must use the nasal steroid spray daily, but I do recommend you consult your physician and be monitored regularly if you are in need of these nasal sprays?

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10 thoughts on “Over Counter Nose Spray-Nasal Sprays For Chronic Allergies

  1. I have several food allergies that cause me to have constant sinus issues. I have tried many of the nasal sprays but didn’t like the way they make me feel. I have had great success with Neil Med Sinus bottles and packets and have been using it every day for years. It realky helps clear congestion without the side effects.

    1. Thank You Sir,

      I appreciate you reading this article and commenting on what spray works for you, I am wondering what exactly did those other sprays do to make you feel the way you did about them?


  2. My daughter has a nose allergy that we have not been able to figure out exactly what causes it. Sometimes she gets fine for several months then suffers for a number of months.
    Our lifestyle doesn’t change much, we don’t travel much either. What are the causes of the nasal allergies? Can it be treated fully?

    1. Thank You,
      Many times you just can’t figure out what you are allergic too, I suffer from many allergies myself and many are unknown to me?
      From my experience it is best to focus on treating the symptoms, many times people will develop allergies out of the blue.
      If you really want to know what your daughter is allergic too, you should make an appointment with an allergist to test
      your daughter but those tests can be expensive.

  3. Great post, Jeff.

    It’s good that you advise people to check with their physician for follow-up. Chronic allergies can be quite debilitating to the people (especially children) who suffer from them. I’ve had experience with Nasacort and Flonase in some of my patients, with most reporting rapid resolution of symptoms within a few minutes of using them. While these sprays are very helpful in that they rapidly alleviate the patient’s symptoms, these drugs are not without their adverse effects. Unfortunately, many people have the wrong perception that when a drug is approved for sale without medical prescription, they can use it the way they deem it necessary. I hope pharmacists can warn patients of the risk of dependence (especially with sprays that contain corticosteroids) and how this can impact their health.

    Thanks again for this post detailing the benefits and risks associated with the use of over-the-counter nasal sprays.

    1. Thank You

      I appreciate you reading and commenting on my post, I really feel people overuse over-the-counter medications more than they should. i am wondering why people overuse these medications, I am sure most people understand they can cause health side-effects especially when improperly used


  4. Very informative article! What do you think about the addiction problem. I have heard of many people becoming addicted to nasal sprays. Would you recommend brief periods of breaks in treatment via the nose in order to prevent this?

    Thanks again for this information! My cousin struggles with allergies ALL of the time!

    1. Thank You Dr Baker,

      It seems many of us today suffer with allergies, I would suggest if someone has allergies serious enough they are using nasal sprays every single day they should consult an allergists for other possible treatment such as allergy injections might be one of the allergy treatments someone with chronic allergy symptoms might need.

      It is important not to get addicted to nasal sprays, I would hope most people would only use them when they actually need them and not become dependent on them. Breaks is important for people with allergies using nasal sprays, I think many of us are easier addicted to things in our lives today/


  5. I didn’t have allergies when I was a kid. I started getting allergies around 19 years old, I’m 30 now and every year, just like you said, it has gotten worse and worse.

    I’m not familiar with nasal sprays so thank you for the useful information! Thanks for advising about NOT spraying into the middle of the nose. I had no idea! I would have just kept on doing that!

    Informative article!


    1. Thank You Becca,

      I am happy to hear from you, I am sorry you are experiencing allergies becoming more severe as time goes by? I have had similar experience myself with allergies, I hope this article post helps your allergies and has given you good information to manage your allergies better


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