A 20-year-old female asked:
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if i overuse afrin nasal spray due to being extremely stuffy during a cold, will that harm be other than possibly rebound effect? it's not so bad ??

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Dr. Donald Elton
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Addiction: Nasal sprays like afrin can be addictive because they work and sometimes create a need for themselves. Some patients use them for decades and just cannot stop. There are other options your doc can discuss
Answered on Feb 14, 2017

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Yes: You can safely use afrin twice a day for 3-5 days without any prolonged harmful effects i.e. Rebound congestion. This would actually allow improved d ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
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No you are not: You fefinitely exceeded the usual recommended dose, and try not to do it again, you can try saline nasal washes more frequently besides the decongesta ... Read More
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