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What are saline nasal sprays vs neosynepherine nose drops?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 20 years experience
Big Difference: Saline nasal sprays are just salt water sprays. You can use saline as nasal sprays as often as you like for as long as you like. Neosynephrine nose drops, however, are decongesting nose drops. It works quite well but.....This may only be used for 3 days in a row as your nasal tissues can be physiological dependent on them (i.E you can get hooked on them).

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A 40-year-old member asked:

What is the difference between nasal spray and saline drops?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Similar: Saline (salt water) can be administered into the nose many ways. Saline nasal sprays produce a fine mist, while drops are larger. Sometimes, nasal rinse with a neti pot or nasal sinus rinse in larger volumes to rinse out the nasal cavity is useful. An allergist or ENT can assist in the type of nasal spray/treatment most effective for each individual.

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