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Allergies board


There are a couple of foundational things that you should be doing that you don't mention:

[INDENT]1. Are you taking a daily antihistamine to keep the allergic reaction in check?
2. Do you use a steroid nasal spray (RhinocortAQ, Flonase, etc.) to minimize the inflammation in your nose?
3. Have you tried taking 12 hour Sudafed to minimize the congestion?[/INDENT]

If you're not doing those three things you probably should be, at least until allergy season passes.

Unfortunately, even after 2 weeks on Afrin you can experience significant rebound congestion so you may need to see a doctor about a short course of Prednisone to wean you off the Afrin (or you can wean yourself off by cutting the Afrin with a saline nasal spray like Ayr).
Im very similar Mark. I Havent had the surgery and by what you say i dont want it. Ive had chronic congestion since July, and still have it now the cold months are here. Throughout the summer i tried eveything from ant histamines to steriod sprays and nothings helped. As GC kniws i was prescribed prednisone steroids but am a bit anxious take 6 a day steroids. I just dont know what to do, give flixonase or beconase another shot or just leave it. What you thing GC?