Our expert says:
If you have allergic rhinitis, this will need to be treated longterm on most likely a topical cortisone nasal spray, and the occasional anti-histamine tablet. Allergies are not curable, as it is an indication of how your body is reacting to certain environmental factors, or foodstuffs. You may try to establish the causitive factor, but the reality is that you require longterm management. The nasal spray can not cure the condition, it may only control it. I suggest you discuss this with your GP, and perhaps try a different one, if the Inflanaze was not succesful in controlling your symptoms.
Your doctor should exclude another cause, such as an infection, and if this does not clear after treatment, it may be that a cause for the nasal obstruction is on an anatomical basis, ie a deviated septum, or enlarged inferior turbinates. Only after failure on medical management, may one consider surgery if indicated, but that will be a last resort. Once surgery is performed, you will still need nasal sprays, as surgery can not cure allergies.
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