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do nasal sprays hurt

A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
49 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
Dr. William Culviner
30 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal spray: What type of nasal spray are you using? Are you pregnant? How far along are you in your pregnancy?

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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Irritation: If you aim your nasal spray towards the middle and center of the nose, you may experience some irritation (assuming that you are using a nasal steroid ... Read More
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
25 years experience Psychiatry
Nasal Spray?: If you are using nasal saline spray that is probably fine but if you are using afrin (oxymetazoline) nasal spray - that would be way too often. You ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
29 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Stop it: Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray can cause worsening of nasal congestion if used excessively and can have you completely blocked up. Stop using it an ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
57 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Ear infection?: You may have an ear infection which may need to be treated. Contact your doctor.
A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rebecca Gliksman
38 years experience Internal Medicine
Ear issues: Have you been evaluated for reflux? Consider elevating your head of bed by placing a pillow between mattress and box spring try prevecid/ ranitidine ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
35 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes.: Yes, however the otc nasal decongestants can cause problems if used continuously. They cause what is termed, "rebound". People get used to the deconge ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Rynase Aqua: Or rhinocort aqua, is a moisturized steroid nasal spray , used mainly to treat/control allergic/inflammatory conditions of the nasal cavity, active in ... Read More

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