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oxymetazoline allergy in children

A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Carter
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Afrin (oxymetazoline): Afrin should only be used for 2 to 3 days. Longer use can cause rebound nasal congestion due to down regulation of the number of Alpha receptors in t ... Read More

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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Kimura
34 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Probably: This is a nasal decongestant so most people with congestion whatever the reason, experience some benefit. The problem is that you became reliant on t ... Read More
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Frank Eidelman
35 years experience Allergy and Immunology
NonAllergic Rhinitis: It sounds like you have non-allergic rhinitis. You may also have medication related nasal congestion from Enalapril and afrin (if you have been using ... Read More
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Daus
36 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Rebound: I would try sudafed and zyrtec during the acute phase and use ocean nasal spray. It should not last but a few weeks but you will be stuffy.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Corey Clay
9 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Afrin (oxymetazoline)?: You need to see an expert to determine the cause of the congestion and confirm that it is related to allergy. If you have been taking Afrin (oxymetaz ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Fox
Dr. James Fox answered
43 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is an antihistamine and blocks histamine receptors, while oxymetazoline is a decongestant. There is no interaction and effects wil ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shari Schabowski
Specializes in Emergency Medicine
VP Shunt: Although your facial swelling could be caused by many problems that are not serious, your VP shunt should be considered as the most important possibil ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Alexander Gorup
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Better treatment: Go see an ENT and get switched to a better long-term treatment. Afrin (oxymetazoline) is a poor choice to manage allergies.
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Afrin should not be used daily for more than a few days else you end up getting more severe nasal symptom.Assuming that you have already been worked u ... Read More
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirpal Singh
23 years experience General Surgery
Likely no: This is all local with minimal absorption into circulation. It shouldn't be an issue w laparoscopy. U should call ur hospital and talk to pre-op nurse ... Read More

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