Using Xylitol for Rhinitis

In 2019, researchers wanted to see the effectiveness of a xylitol solution in helping with rhinitis brought on by overuse of nasal decongestants. They concluded, “xylitol solution is effective as mometasone [a common steroidal medication used to treat allergies and inflammation], usable and well-priced in the treatment of rhinitis medicamentosa.”

Cam, B., Sari, M., Midi, A., & Gergin, O. (2019). Xylitol treats nasal mucosa in rhinitis medicamentosa: an experimental rat model study. European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, 276(11), 3123–3130.