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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nose spray: Yes. Only patients i seen with rebound have been allergy patients who can through 3-5 bottles a day. Short term usage generally does lead to rebound.
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A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Roy Arnold
47 years experience Internal Medicine
Variable: Everyone responds differently to medications. My experience has not shown rebound very often at one week of Afrin (oxymetazoline) use in most patients ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Sanders
16 years experience Pulmonology
In my experience...: I'd use it for 3 days then off for 5-7 days. That's what I tell my patients. Not sure of any documented frequency to not use it.
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Dr. Harold Fields
61 years experience Family Medicine
Afrin: Yes, it has tremendous rebound effect and I would suggest you stop using it
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Dr. Richard Reams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Possibly: Use of Afrin the way you describe usually doesn't cause a significant rebound effect but everyone is different. If you have been using it for a month ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
57 years experience Internal Medicine
Rebound: The doctor usually lets you use it on one side for two to three weeks while he uses steroid nasal spray on the other side and then uses the steroid sp ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Depends.: This depends on how long you have been using afrin (oxymetazoline) before you try to stop. Your doctor can prescribe medications to help get you off ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
32 years experience Family Medicine
Short term only: Afrin is only meant for short term use. If you need something frequently then you need to try other medications like nasal steroids and nasal saline. ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Neil Giddings
39 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No: It should not be used on a daily basis.
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A 22-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aleksandra Zgierska
26 years experience Family Medicine
Try neti pot: Variety of preparations can be used to alleviate afrin (oxymetazoline) rebound effects ("runny nose, " congestion), but it may be individual; it is im ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Elton
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Addiction: Nasal sprays like afrin can be addictive because they work and sometimes create a need for themselves. Some patients use them for decades and just can ... Read More
A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
37 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
No rebound: When you stop a corticosteroid nasal spray you don't get rebound. Your nose may get stuffy but it will never rebound the same way that an over-the-cou ... Read More
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