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is afrin safe to use every few days

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Yes, sounds like: it is not overusage. You can develop dependence if you exceed product label instructions.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
31 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 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Dr. John Paas answered
28 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
If your BP is NML: Afrin (oxymetazoline) contains a vasoconstrictor, which is to say that it constricts blood vessels. In women predisposed to this, especially in late p ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
NO: It should not be used for longer than 3 days.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
No: Limit use to a maximum of 3 days.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Rosh
Dr. Adam Rosh answered
16 years experience Emergency Medicine
Saline: Nasal saline washes.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Afrin (oxymetazoline) is FDA: Pregnancy category c. Thus it has not been established if it will cause harm to unborn child in humans. This should be discussed with your obstetricia ... Read More
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes.: Qnasl is a steroid and afrn is a topical decongestant. Completely different actions. Afrin works right here and now at relieveing nasal congestion w ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chastain
18 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Don't overuse it: Pregnancy causes congestion from swelling of the nasal membranes. Afrin shrinks the lining but should only be used for a couple of days; any longer ca ... Read More
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