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is it safe to use nasal spray decongestant while pregnant

A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scott Kramer
35 years experience in Gynecology
Yes: The decongestant in nasal sprays for colds or allergies can be used for short duration, usually not more than 3 days. Otherwise you can experience a r ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. John cuong Doan
17 years experience in Family Medicine
Steroid nasal: sprays can help to decongest and reduce inflammation with enlarged turbinates in the nasal passage. They are not meant to be used long term, just lik ... Read More
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Umm: It sounds like something containing a vegetable gum. If my hunch is correct then it is likely intended to keep your nose moist and not decongested. T ... Read More
A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Silviu Pasniciuc
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Lots of meds: While classic interactions are not described for above meds I still believe you may be able to get rid of few. I assume that you have nausea, nasal co ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience in Pediatrics
See below: It maybe allergies. You can try a teaspoon of Benadryl (diphenhydramine) every 6 hours. Or a teaspoon of Claritin or zyrtec once a day.
A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Astrachan
36 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Probably the cold: The sprays and decongestants usually do not have any effect on smell and taste. Its usually the cold virus that can cause inflammation in the upper no ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Decongestant spray: Do not use any over the counter decongestant nasal spray more than 3 days, they are very addictive and you can end up with worse symptoms than you hav ... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ibrahim ElGendy
12 years experience in Internal Medicine
Sinus infection: Headaches might be due to stress,sinus infections,I suggest that this headache is due to sinus infection,the best is to go to doctor,also stay hydrate ... Read More
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