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Is afrin safe to use every few days

A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 47 years experience
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
Family Medicine 34 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
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics 48 years experience
Be aware that the chemicals in this product work by "shrinking" the capillaries. Over time repeated chemical treatment will cause the capillaries to l... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Paas
Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 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
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
NO: It should not be used for longer than 3 days.
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 years experience
No: Limit use to a maximum of 3 days.
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A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Rosh
Emergency Medicine 19 years experience
Saline: Nasal saline washes.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 27 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
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A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine 29 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
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chastain
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 21 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
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