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A 30-year-old female asked about a female:

Can hypersal in nebulizer be used for nasal congestion? saline solution hasn't helped 5mo & she keeps getting ear infections due to persistent cong

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Melissa Gowans
Pediatrics 16 years experience
Hypersal: Nebulized saline isn't going to do much for the nasal congestion. Saline drops are preferred along with bulb suctioning. Does your baby go to daycare? Is she exposed to second-hand smoke? Does your baby get put to bed with a bottle? Discuss these and other risk factors with your child's pediatrician to make sure that all is being done to assess why your baby "keeps getting ear infections".
Dr. Steven Machtinger
Allergy and Immunology 45 years experience
Increases congestion: Hypersal is a solution of salt water similar in saltiness to ocean water. It is nearly four times as salty as the solution that bathes all the cells in your body. It acts as a potent irritant. When inhaled it makes you cough and you bring up mucous. When placed in the nose it will make you sneeze. The irritation caused by this degree of saltiness may induce reflex nasal congestion. Not a good idea

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