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is it dangerous to use epsom salts in a nasal spray

A 55-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 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
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 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McClay
30 years experience in Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Millions use some form of saline (salt water) spray through out the world.
A female asked:
Dr. Daniel Ziegler
29 years experience in Emergency Medicine
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 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Parag Parikh
21 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Try to avoid this: It is preferable that you use distilled or boiled water with prepared salt packets that you can purchase at your pharmacy. Epsom salt is Magnesium s ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
Not good idea: Anything that's not sterile and placed in the eye is setting yourself up for problems in the eye. Best to see your eye doctor and see why you are need ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sherris
32 years experience in Facial Plastic Surgery
No: No.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Nancy Mellow
43 years experience in Internal Medicine
Daily is fine: Benzalkonium chloride is a commonly used preservative, but sprays containing it can safely be used daily.
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A member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
26 years experience in Pain Management
Be careful: The warnng on the bottle says: combustible eye irritant. Harmful is swallowed. Keep out of reach of children. Do not apply to skin that is sensitive ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Tachyphylaxis: Basically your nose will become desentized to the effect of the oxymetazoline. If you use beyond the recommend time (3-5 days), your nose will upregul ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Jacobs
Specializes in Family Medicine
No dettol is toxic: and I would not use it. The same applies to septor.
A female asked:
Dr. Kathleen Saradarian
33 years experience in Family Medicine
No: Most antiperspirants contain aluminium., that is the active ingredient. They've been used for years with no bad effects.
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marion Mcfarland
46 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Maybe: But i would recommend plastic instead.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dustin Cupp
13 years experience in Family Medicine
Not likely: Epsom salt, or magnesium sulfate, has numerous uses in medicine, but i've never used it for an antacid nor have i heard of it being used as so...Magne ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Schmidt
53 years experience in Internal Medicine
Why?: Vagisil is for your vagina not your bath.
A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. Carla Enriquez
49 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes, but why?: Water is just as good. As long as you don't swallow the salt water you'll be fine.
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Pope
44 years experience in Dentistry
Yes: Has been used to disinfect root canals for decades.
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
Salts: Epsom salts have been used for years as a face scrub with some benefits,...I am not too familiar/sure about pink salts.
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A 47-year-old female asked:
Dr. Eric Saunders
24 years experience in Ophthalmology
BAK: This is a typical antiseptic agent found in many products which helps to kill bacteria. Unless you have an allergy to it, it's safe to use.
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Daniel Quon
41 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Why?: The big question is why are you wanting to spray an anesthetic into your nose? Most topical spray anesthetics will numb the nasal mucosa for a period ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. John McMahan
47 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Vick's in Nose: It's not the best idea since it unnaturally shrinks the membranes making more room for breathing, if used for more than a short time it can be very ad ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Lori Wagner
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Distilled water: Use distilled water. You can use tap water, if you boil it and then let it cool prior.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Suzanne Galli
23 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mentholated spirits: It is not a good idea to say anything in your ear that has not been FDA approved for that purpose. If you are having otologic issues, you may benefit ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience in Holistic Medicine
Probably safe but...: There are many articles that discuss potential hazards of Sodium Laureth (and Laurel) Sulfate such as this one: http://tinyurl.com/ds9o However, this ... Read More
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