A 35-year-old member asked:
Can you please tell me how saline nasal spray and nasal decongestant differ?
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Facial Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Salt water vs med: Nasal saline spray is a physiological salt solution which has the same salt content present in your blood. It is thus gentle enough to bathe, coat or rinse your nasal passageways without causing harm. Nasal decongestant sprays cause shrinkage of blood vessels thus reducing nasal congestion and also drying up the nose. Repeated use of decongestants is harmful to your nasal mucosal linings, avoid it!
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Last updated Feb 7, 2019
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