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What can I do for recurrent cold?

I have been having cold for the past some years and do not remember when I was completely relieved of it. For that I have been using this particular nasal spray for some time now. Recently when I was browsing about this nasal spray I came across this condition called Rhinitis Medicamentosa. Since then I have been really worried so could you tell me more on this condition.
Asked On : Thu, 21 Jan 2010
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Rhinitis medicamentosa (RM) is a condition induced by overuse of nasal decongestants. It is also called rebound or chemical rhinitis is also used to describe the adverse nasal congestion that develops after using medications other than topical decongestants. Such medications include oral beta-adrenoceptor antagonists, antipsychotics, oral contraceptives, and antihypertensives. Since there is no documented evidence saying when the use or over use of these medications results in RM these medications should only be used for the shortest period necessary. The treatment of RM involves withdrawal of the offending nasal spray. Stopping the nasal decongestant is the first-line treatment for RM. Symptoms of congestion and runny nose can often be temporized by using prescription nasal steroid sprays 1 to 2 times daily for a few weeks.
Answered: Sun, 31 Jan 2010
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