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Neosynephrine allergy in children

A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
Allergy and Immunology 34 years experience
Neo-synephrine: All topical nasal decongestants (afrin, Vicks inhaler, 4-way, neosynephrine etc.) if used daily can result in a form of addiction called rhinitis medi... Read More
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Allergy and Immunology 17 years experience
Neo-synephrine: Wat is it being used for? If for a cardiac issue then this must be discussed with your cardiologist.

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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michelle Zetoony
Sleep Medicine 18 years experience
Quick answer: No. It relieves symptoms. Unfortuantely continued use or use in the wrong person (i.e. With high blood pressure) could cause lots of other problems.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Heart effects: Symptoms of Neo-Synephrine overdose include rapid heart rate, irregular heart rate, palpitations, anxiety, hallucinations, abdominal cramps, diarrhea,... Read More
Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics 46 years experience
Nasal Problems: In addition to dr. Machtinger's answers, neosynephrine nose drops if overused can result in a paradoxical swelling of the tissue within the nasal pass... Read More
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
Neo-synehrine: Neosynephrine (phenylephrine) constricts blood vessels. Given intravenously, it raises blood pressure and is used to treat low blood pressure or shoc... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 44 years experience
No: Synephrine is an amphetamine precursor used for weight loss. Neosynephrine (phenylephrine) (phenylehphrine) constricts blood vessels and is used as a ... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Mucinex (guaifenesin): Mucinex (guaifenesin) may be better otc choice for stuffiness and to help control postnasal drip. Lasts 12 hours and available in drug store or superm... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 60 years experience
Yes: The use of this drug which constricts blood vessels may eventually lead to rebound. That is, the blood vessels in the lateral wall of the nose will ac... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Allergy and Immunology 21 years experience
Depends: Several factors here. I usually never recommend it if the family is attached to the pet, but if it is causing severe symptoms, you should sequester t... Read More
A 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Kristi Woods
Pediatrics 23 years experience
Sometimes: But not all the time. Nasal allergies are not a frequent cause of a really bad persistent cough. In a child with allergies and a really bad cough (ass... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Reddell
Specializes in Pediatrics
Food or pollen: Some allergists suggest later start for baby foods, rather than starting at 3 or 4 months of age. Milk, wheat, and eggs are some of the more common f... Read More

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