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Can normal saline nasal spray cause a smell in nose for 2 months

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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
59 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Saline is salt water.
A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience in Pediatrics
Maybe: I can't say I have ever seen it happen. Most parents do not do it as often as the kid needs or as vigorously as they need. Since a small kid needs the ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Roberts
10 years experience in Family Medicine
Possible: I would discontinue the spray and see what happens.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barbara Stark Baxter
41 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Ear infection causes: Ear infections are caused by bacteria or viruses. Noses are full of bacteria anyway. Saline rinses away a few bacteria; if the bottle is dirty, saline ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience in Infectious Disease
Yes, but...: There's no harm in using a nasal saline spray. If it helps your runny nose, it's fine.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ted Leem
Dr. Ted Leem answered
16 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Hydration: Drinking plenty of fluids and a humidifier can help. Also, nasal saline irrigations and topical gels can also help.
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edgar Mendizabal
54 years experience in Internal Medicine
There might be: an infection, perhaps folliculitis. Try Bactroban (mupirocin)
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A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry
16 years experience in Family Medicine
Inflammation : Sinusitis is inflammation of mucosa of the sinus. When mucosa gets dry/wet the mucosa can be fragile and sometimes capillaries can break and you see ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
24 years experience in Pediatrics
Cold in toddler : You are doing everything you can and only saline nasal drops for nose. You can try dark honey for his cough
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