In many cases, there's no way to avoid the underlying conditions that cause nonallergic rhinitis. However, if you already have it, you can take steps to reduce your symptoms and prevent flare-ups:

  • Avoid your triggers. If you can identify things that cause or worsen your symptoms, avoiding them can make a big difference.
  • Don't overuse nasal decongestants. Using these medications for more than a few days at a time can actually worsen your symptoms.
  • Get treatment that works. If treatment isn't working, see your doctor. Your doctor can make changes that do a better job preventing or reducing your symptoms.
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