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A 29-year-old male asked:

Ive chronic nasal congestion. my ent couldnt figure out the problem. the only thing that work is nasal decongestants, but can i use them everyday?

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Decongestants: Depending the type you are taking and your medical history decongestants can be taken safely. They can be taken everyday as long as you follow the recommended dosages and frequencies. If you have hypertension or cardiovascular disease, you should not take decongestants oral ones. Topical sprays should only be used for colds or sinus infections for 2-4 days then stopped.

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Last updated Oct 15, 2014

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