A 26-year-old female asked:
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is it okay if i use a saline solution for nasal congestion while i am on benzonatate ? the medication said may cause nasal congestion.

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Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Several things: You need to be thoroughly evaluated by your doctor. Only then can you find out what's going on and what can be done for you.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Yes: Saline nasal spray is safe , will not interactwith anything. So long as it is clean.
Answered on Feb 3, 2017
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