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Pell City, AL
A 32-year-old female asked:

Can i take afrin (oxymetazoline) for my stuffy nose while taking amoxcillin? or will the amoxcillin help me?

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Dr. Edwin Ishoo
A Verified Doctoranswered
29 years experience
Nasal congestion: Amoxicillin is an antibiotic that may treat the bacterial infection. Afrin is a topical vasoconstrictor that decongests the nasal passage and allows effective drainage and air flow. You will need both but use Afrin only 3-4 times per day for 3 days at a time and discontinue it for at least 3 days before reusing it if needed. Keep the air you breath warm and humid to decongest your nose naturally.
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Last updated Oct 19, 2018

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