A 19-year-old male asked:
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i am having nasal congestion rebound due to otrivin.now i bought saline nasal spray but it contains benzalkonium chloride? should i use it?

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Dr. William Schmidt
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No: Sorry that you are going through this. i have also. I found that if you tough it out and breath through your moouth in a short time it will all open up. In the meantime don't use anythin
Answered on Oct 18, 2014

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Unusual but possible: Since people are so different in their tolerance, it is possible but usually not observed if only used twice daily. You can also use just boiled water ... Read More
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Daily is fine: Benzalkonium chloride is a commonly used preservative, but sprays containing it can safely be used daily.
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Nasal congestion?: Stop Otrivin , use Flonase spray ; get yourself tested for allergies and get desensitized.
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Afrin (oxymetazoline): Afrin (oxymetazoline) is available over-the-counter. It is recommended for short term use (2-3 days).
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