An allergy drug that promises to prevent sniffles, not just stifle them, will now be sold over the counter.

The food and drug administration has approved the prescription Nasalcrom nasal spray to be sold without a prescription.

Nasalcrom can diminish symptoms by preventing the nasal cells that trigger the sniffling from starting that process.

The drug can also switch off much of the allergic reaction, if taken regularly.

The non-prescription Nasalcrom should be on drug store shelves by spring.

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