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Is it dangerous to use epsom salts in a nasal spray

A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Spray saline : Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provide... Read More

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
Allergy and Immunology 14 years experience
It should be ok: No, you should be fine if you spray it to your mouth accidentally. It may taste bad. Other than that, it should not cause any serious problems.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Yes: Millions use some form of saline (salt water) spray through out the world.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
Emergency Medicine 30 years experience
Your kid will be ok: I'm assuming this was prescribed for some reason but either way any dose of fluticasone just once is unlikely to have deleterious effect. Nasal sprays... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. (Liz)Phuong Tran
Family Medicine 35 years experience
Nonallergic rhinitis: Nonallergic rhinitis respond well with nasal spray. He needs to find out what is the offending agent in order to avoid the sx.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Huh?: I don't know how to fix a stuffy nose without "anything". Acupuncture can be helpful for this.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Shen
Internal Medicine 29 years experience
It depends: Try breathe rite strips like the football players wear. They provide quite a bit of opening of the nasal canal if worn properly. However, you should... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegabanswered
Allergy and Immunology 40 years experience
Same principle: saline nasal spray is salty but more diluted,in salt water concentration is different and you can customize it by increasing salt, which isn't recom... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Nasal septal perf: If you already have an issue with your nasal septum that puts you at risk for developing a septal perforation, use of saline nasal spray will not nece... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
Family Medicine 32 years experience
Allergy: Ectoine is a compound that does stabilize the cell membrane. In this case the histamine cells of the nose. Should not be problem.

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