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Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
I wouldn't: This is an old myth based on adult treatments.Infants have tiny nasal passages the react with swelling and congestion to any irritant; be it smoke, du ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
? no: Vicks vapor rub on your chest would but not on your feet....
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. J. patrick Tokarz
Specializes in Family Medicine
Allergies: 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 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Garrick Barber
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Stay home: Hi. If you are concerned about COVID-19, please call the hotline on 0800 029 999, see the FAQs on https://www.gov.za/coronavirus/faq or https://www.wh ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Caridad Santos
63 years experience Ophthalmology
verymild irritation: Nothing to worry about. Best to close your eyes if you are bothered.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Franklyn Gergits
28 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray: Hello, Mucinex (guaifenesin) nasal spray is the same medication as afrin. It can be useful for eustachian tube dysfunction that will cause ear pressur ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Nasal Steroids: Yes. Of course.
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charlene Sojico
40 years experience Pediatrics
No it is : Not a saline nasal spray . In the United States , this is equivalent to Nasonex (mometasone )nasal spray, a glucocorticosteroid used topically to red ... Read More
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Justin Greiwe
11 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: Yes, this is a safe combination of medications.
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A 6-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
Infant coughs: Yes, post-nasal drip can cause cough in an infant. Certainly bronchiolitis is common in infants, but to diagnose a physical exam needs to be done. Thi ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Alan Mindlin
49 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes rebound congesti: These types of meds can lead to rebound swelling that sometimes is worse than when it started leading to overuse and can affect blood pressure and the ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Big Difference: Saline nasal sprays are just salt water sprays. You can use saline as nasal sprays as often as you like for as long as you like. Neosynephrine nose dr ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel Gallant
35 years experience Infectious Disease
Yes, but...: There's no harm in using a nasal saline spray. If it helps your runny nose, it's fine.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Josa
38 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes: There are products that mix xylitol with saline in the form of a nasal spray
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
maybe: I find using nasal saline wash and or a nasal saline gel more effective over the long term
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Symptoms: Am not sure what the actual question is. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade ch ... Read More
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Doanh Nguyen, md, faaaai
13 years experience Allergy and Immunology
OTC cold meds: They pretty much work the same way. Cold symptoms should not last for more than 7-10 days. See a local doc if it does not resolve after that period or ... Read More
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Sinus: IN terms of treatment use he nasal spray in the am and the antihistamine without sudafed between 4-6pm ( before things bloom). The saline spray as nee ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Saline washes: It depends on the cause of the congestion, but saline nasal washes at least don't have side effects, unlike decongestants and antihistamines. If the ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vicken Poochikian
41 years experience Internal Medicine
For few days only: If you do not have heart problems and high blood pressure you may take for few days only. But i advice that you don't treat yourself by taking too muc ... Read More
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Dr. Joram Seggev
Specializes in Allergy and Immunology
Absolutely: One function of the nose is to trap large particles from getting into the lung. Saline irrigation of the nose restores humidity, helps clear thick sec ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zacharisen
32 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Very different: Nasonex (mometasone) is a prescription nasal steroid spray to effectively treat nasal allergies in patients over 2 years old. It is the most effectiv ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
It can: Be careful! use of afrin (oxymetazoline) for longer than 3 days can result in rebound congestion that's hard to get rid of. Oral decongestants like Ps ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Chiu
Dr. John Chiu answered
56 years experience Allergy and Immunology
How long?: If these have been present for months or years, you likely have an allergic condition. If they have been present for less than a week, it is likely f ... Read More

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