A member asked:

I just used afrin for congested nose, 1 pump on each nostril only and a little bit went to the back of my throat. should i be worried?

3 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. James Ferguson answered

Specializes in Pediatrics

No. This exposure is not significant.

Answered Sep 22, 2021



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Dr. Franklyn Gergits answered

Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery

Hello, the afrin nasal spray moving to the throat will pose no troubles at the recommended dosage. If you use it again, consider bending forward when spraying. This will help it stay within the nasal cavity and prevent the post nasal flow. After you’ve sprayed it inside bend forward and let the excess drip back out the front and wipe with a tissue.

Answered Sep 26, 2021



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