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A 17-year-old female asked:

Took afrin (oxymetazoline) went down my throat when i sprayed in nostrils many say its normal but in back it says to seek medical attention if swallowed so i'm scared?

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Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 54 years experience
Not to worry: It's very common to have some Afrin (oxymetazoline) get into the back of your throat when you spray. You don't have anything to worry about.
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