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Is afrin safe to use every few days

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 46 years experience
Yes, sounds like: it is not overusage. You can develop dependence if you exceed product label instructions.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Kathy Robinson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
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
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 30 years experience
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
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
NO: It should not be used for longer than 3 days.
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
No: Limit use to a maximum of 3 days.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Rosh
Emergency Medicine 18 years experience
Saline: Nasal saline washes.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 28 years experience
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
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
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
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Incurable?: Some nasal conditions are incurable but treatable: nasal polyps, nonallergic rhinitis. Allergy shots can cure some but not all cases of allergic rhini... Read More