Non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, such as Rynacrom
(also on prescription), work instantly but can result in a return of nasal congestion once you stop using them.
Sprays containing cromoglycate (such as Rynacrom
) are a useful alternative but have to be used more frequently.
Sodium cromoglycate sprays (eg Rynacrom
) help with itchiness, sneezing and a runny nose, but aren't much good for a blocked one.
In colds and flu this is best done using a decongestant nasal spray, and in allergies, an anti- inflammatory nasal spray such as a topical steroid (like Beconase) or cromoglycate (such as Rynacrom
Brands such as Rynacrom
and Vividrin cost about EUR3.50.
Sodium cromoglycate sprays such as Rynacrom
are an alternative but normally have to be used at least three times a day.
Also available are nasal sprays like Rynacrom
, which work by treating and preventing allergic rhinitis (runny and itchy nose).
Bricanyl Inhaler with Bricanyl Turbohaler; Intal Spincaps with Intal Spinhaler; Prednesol Tablets with Prednisolone Sodium Phosphate 5mg with Prednisolone Tablets 1 mg; Rynacrom
Refill capsules with Rynacrom
insufflator; Terbutaline Sulphate Aerosol Inhalation with Terbutaline Sulphate Breath Activated Powder for inhalation; Ventolin Tablets with Ventolin Rotahaler
Sodium Cromoglycate is an anti-allergic preparation which can be used as a nasal spray, called Rynacrom
, but works best as eye drops, such as Clariteyes or Opticrom, for allergic conjunctivitis.
Try an anti-inflammatory nose spray such as cromoglycate (Rynacrom
) or topical steroids (Beconase, Nasonex or Syntaris).
If you still want to avoid taking steroids then try a spray containing cromoglycate, such as Rynacrom
. They work well, particularly in people with runny rather than blocked noses.
It is often difficult to identify the exact cause, but you can clinch the diagnosis by trying a nasal spray such as Beconase or Rynacrom
. Your own GP is best placed to decide which of these, if any, is appropriate in your case.