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A 18-year-old male asked:

I was taking otrivin spray in nostril and after that i got taste in mouth.should i be worried that it got swollowed through nose to throat?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jack Hinkle
Specializes in Family Medicine
No.: Anything you spray into your nose can end up in the throat.
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Dr. Pamela Svendsen
Family Medicine 27 years experience
That is normal: There is a normal passageway between your nose and throat and some of the medication will flow there. Nothing to be concerned about.
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017

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