Nasal antihistamines and decongestants
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Nasal antihistamines and decongestants are agents, which when delivered into the nostril help relieve symptoms of hay fever and congestion.
Nasal antihistamines block the action of histamine, which is released on exposure to allergens. They are used to relieve hay fever symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose and other nasal symptoms.
Nasal decongestants cause vasoconstriction in the nasal passages and relieve nasal congestion. Nasal congestion is caused by dilated blood vessels.
Medical conditions associated with nasal antihistamines and decongestants: