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Dr. Ronald Ward
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nose spray: Yes. Only patients i seen with rebound have been allergy patients who can through 3-5 bottles a day. Short term usage generally does lead to rebound.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Lee
Dr. David Lee answered
31 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes in the spray: The spray form has oxymetazoline. The oral form does not.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Probably OK: If the bottle was unopened but is otherwise intact, then you can try to use it and see if the effect you get is what is to be expected. The component ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
NO: It should not be used for longer than 3 days.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Klein
40 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
Throw it away: I would not use any expired product with the exception of adrenaline or Epinephrine if it is a lifesaving situation and nothing else is available. Th ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Limit use to a maximum of 3 days.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanford Archer
37 years experience in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Cold turkey: Technically, you don't overdose on afrin, you become addicted to it due to the rebound swelling of your nasal membranes after using it for more than a ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Adam Rosh
Dr. Adam Rosh answered
16 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Saline: Nasal saline washes.
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A 65-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
51 years experience in Internal Medicine
See below: If your physician told you to space them an hour apart you just take the Qnasl an hour after the Afrin (oxymetazoline). However, I'm not aware that i ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
Expired medications: Natural course medications in shelf degrade with time , becomes less potent than the therapeutic dose , some break down product may even harmful to he ... Read More

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