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What are some natural cures for rhinitis?

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Nasal lavage, or irrigation of nasal passages, clears the nose of irritants that cause nonallergic rhinitis. Sterile, distilled, filtered and cooled boiled water are preferred for nasal irrigation, according to Mayo Clinic.

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Humidify sleeping areas to alleviate nonallergic rhinitis symptoms. Symptoms of rhinitis include sneezing, runny nose and postnasal drip. Gentle nose blowing and steamy showers also ease nasal congestion, excess mucus and stuffiness associated with nonallergic rhinitis, says Mayo Clinic.

Hot soup, spicy foods, weather changes and hormonal changes can trigger nonallergic rhinitis. Beta-blockers drugs, blood pressure medications, snorted street drugs, perfume and antidepressants may trigger nonallergic rhinitis, reports WebMD.

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