A 26-year-old female asked:
I have a cold, & Today I used afrin nasal spray 3 times in a row to relieve the WORST stuffy nose ever. Am I at risk For losing my sense of smell?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience in Allergy and Immunology
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 decongestant nasal spray. Usually it isn't recommended to take nasal decongestants more than 3 -4 days, if your congestion persists or is recurrent, please see your doctor
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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