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A 59-year-old female asked:

I have high blood pressure. very congested nasal passage. i use mass-produced nasal spray daily. coricidin hp does me no good. what should i use?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 58 years experience
Get off of the spray: If you are using anything other than a nasal steroid or saline, you may have what's called rhinitis medicamentosa which may cause long-term damages to the nasal tissue. To wean you off the spray, you may need even a short-course of oral cortisone. If the symptoms recur after you have recovered, then consider seeing an allergist.
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Dr. Luis Taylor
A Verified Doctoranswered
Pulmonology 40 years experience
Nasal sprays: that are Over-the -counter cannot be used for more than 2 days. A prescription steroid Nasal spray is much more effective for congestion. Mucinex (guaifenesin) (Plain) is a safe OTC mucolytic in view of hypertension. Get well.
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Last updated May 22, 2021

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