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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
See allergists: You need to consult an allergist to find out the basic mechanism for your problems.

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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Completely different: Saline spray and oxymetazoline (afrin) are quite different. Oxymetazoline is a potent decongestant which works wonderfully for reducing nasal swellin ... Read More
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Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Stay away from Afrin (oxymetazoline): Sorry about using brand names but you really want to stay from afrin, neosynephrine (phenylephrine) & similar products. They're fantastic decongestant ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yun Tran
Dr. Yun Tran answered
15 years experience Family Medicine
Time will help: It will go away soon with time. Best to avoid any product like afrin. Nasal saline is the best for sinus congestions. Nasal steroids can help if you h ... Read More
A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
See your doctor: There are a couple of other medications he can try. If these do not work you may need to see an allergist for allergy testing.
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Pseudoephedrine: Since the D in Claritin had been used to manufacture methamphetamine, I would suspect that it will produce a positive drug test. As for Afrin nasal s ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Mann
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Afrin (oxymetazoline) use : It is ok to use it a couple of days per week.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony Sclafani
31 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Nasal decongestants: While nasal decongestant sprays or drops can provide some temporary relief from nasal obstruction, they should not be used for more than three days (c ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Incurable?: Some nasal conditions are incurable but treatable: nasal polyps, nonallergic rhinitis. Allergy shots can cure some but not all cases of allergic rhini ... Read More
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Oxymetazoline.: Is considered a decongestant.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Jenkins
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Stop using: it, your body gets used to it and requires it, only use infrequently when needed
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