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What are some effective nasal sprays for sinusitis according to experts?

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Over-the-counter saline nasal spray and oxymetazoline nasal spray control congestion, runny nose and other sinusitis symptoms. Nasacort, Rhinocort, Flonase and Nasonex are steroid-based prescription nasal sprays that relieve symptoms of acute sinusitis, says About.com.

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What are some effective nasal sprays for sinusitis according to experts?
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Saline spray and oxymetazoline nasal spray thin the mucus that causes sinus congestion. Steroid sprays reduce inflammation of nasal passages. Spray forms of steroid medication are more effective than steroid pills to treat sinusitis. Steroid-based nasal sprays should be used no longer than five days, according to About.com.

Allergies, fungal infections, bacterial infections and the common cold are typical causes of acute sinusitis. Chronic sinusitis is generally caused by nasal polyps, a deviated septum or an infection. Chronic and acute sinusitis make breathing through the nose difficult. Chronic and acute sinusitis cause facial pain, headache and pain around the eyes, according to Mayo Clinic.

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