A 29-year-old female asked:
my god child of 6 years old nose was blocked, so i gave her of my otrivin nasal spray for adults. now i am worried because i read that you must not give it to children younger than 12 years?
1 doctor answer
Dr. James Ferguson answered
46 years experience Pediatrics
Don't loose sleep: A single application of this in a kid is not going to hurt her. These products work by strangling the sensitive capillaries in the nose to shrink the swelling. An occasional use in a kid is likely fine but I wouldn't use it on a regular basis. I wouldn't use it in an older kid or adult for more than 3 days without a 1 week rest.
Answered on May 21, 2018
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