A 28-year-old male asked:

I am suffering from blocked nose for past 3 using otrivin nasal spray.what is the cause and permanent remedy.?

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
Many causes: The nasal spray that you're using is very harmful if used for more than three days. By itself over-the-counter decongestant nasal sprays can cause chronic nasal instruction by leading to an addiction such that when you stop using the spray your nose gets totally congested and blocked. Allergies, infections, anatomical blockages and many other causes lead to nasal congestion. See an ENT doctor.
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