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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is drug induced rhinitis?

Also known as rebound rhinitis. This condition is caused by overuse of nose-drops, which are often prescribed for stuffy nose. If used for too long, the nose becomes "dependent" on the nose-drops, and becomes congested once the nose-drops are stopped.

Symptoms of drug induced rhinitis

  • Continuous usage of nose drops for at least 1 month with reducing effectiveness

  • Blocked nose

  • Sneezing

  • Nasal voice

  • Runny nose

Questions your doctor may ask to check for drug induced rhinitis

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose drug induced rhinitis

  • Have you ever used a nasal spray and found it less effective after using for more than 1 month?

  • Do you have nasal congestion?

  • Do you sneeze?

  • Are you having nasal voice, currently?

  • Do you have a runny nose?

Treatment for drug induced rhinitis

This condition usually improves by itself once the offending nose drops are stopped. Treatments to speeden recovery and relieve symptoms include saltwater or steroid nose sprays.

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