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A 40-year-old member asked:

Can afrin (oxymetazoline) nose spray help unplug my ears?

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Dr. Chris Hayes
Specializes in Family Medicine
It can: Be careful! use of afrin (oxymetazoline) for longer than 3 days can result in rebound congestion that's hard to get rid of. Oral decongestants like Pseudoephedrine are safer and can also unblock your ears if they are blocked because your eustachian tubes are blocked.
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Last updated Jan 25, 2019

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