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can I use nasal spray while breastfeeding

A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Susan Madonna
20 years experience Family Medicine
Sinus meds: Unfortunately for you, studies are rarely done on breastfeeding women, so very few medications are considered "okay" while breastfeeding. The 2 you me ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possibly: Nasal saline is salt water. I am not sure what is meant by nasal spray. Most nasal salines are nasal sprays but prescription nasal steroids come as na ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Zoey Goore
23 years experience Pediatrics
Yes.: The saline sinus sprays are completely fine. Things like afrin (oxymetazoline) work on the blood vessels to decrease their size. This type of medicine ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Murphy
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Possible: Stuffy ears can be the result of allergic inflammation and using a nasal steroid spray may be helpful.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bradford Romans
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Addicted: To nose spray.If you use afrin (oxymetazoline) or a similar type decongestant nose spray around the clock ( daily ) for more than 3-4 days, your nose ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
What spray?: If you are using a saline nasal spray, that is harmless. If you are using cocaine nasal spray, that is very bad. If you are using a decongestant that ... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
37 years experience Plastic Surgery
Reactive rhinitis : Probably not. If you are using lots of nasal spray then you are likely having rebound congestion caused by tolerance to the nasal spray that leads you ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No. Why. Maybe.: No, eating spicy chips should not raise a person's blood WBC count. However, a super high adrenalin level, such as gasping to swallow or breathe becau ... Read More
A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Saline nasal washes: often, would be the best thing to do for now, besides any OTC antihistamine, read the labels carefully, until you see your doctor, good luck
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal spray: There are many non-addictive nasal sprays. For what reason do you intend to use the nasal spray?
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