Allergy sufferers soon will have a new form of relief.
The Food and Drug Administration has approved Flonase nasal spray, a once-a-day spray for allergic rhinitis.
Rhinitis is nasal inflammation that causes a constant runny nose and sneezing. It can be a symptom of a bad cold, but some 35-million Americans suffer it for weeks at a time because of allergies.
Antihistamines and decongestants don't reduce the inflammation. Other nasal sprays do, but manufacturer Glaxo Inc. said Flonase is the first once-a-day spray marketed in a water solution.
It will be available by prescription in January.