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Dr. David Kam Dr. Kam
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Is there any nasal preparation can be bought for sore scabs inside the nostrils?

Dr. David Kam Dr. Kam
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Is there any nasal preparation can be bought for sore scabs inside the nostrils?

Bacitracin ointment: You can use that for nasal vestibulitis twice a day for 10 days. See ENT doctor if sores persists. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Oxymetazoline (Definition)

Oxymetazoline is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


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Can problems with the nasals (oxymetazoline) cause bad breath?

Can problems with the nasals (oxymetazoline) cause bad breath?

Yes: Infected sinuses can cause bad breath, but also have tonsils checked and ask your dentist to make sure there are no infections in your mouth. ...Read more

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Aside from afrin, what are other effective nasal decongestants?

Nasal decongestants: While nasal decongestant sprays or drops can provide some temporary relief from nasal obstruction, they should not be used for more than three days (check the very small print on the bottle). If used for longer, a "rebound" effect will occur, and nasal congestion becomes worse and more difficult to treat. Additionally, longer use of nasal decongestants can permanently damage the nasal septum. ...Read more

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Im 33years old .My nasals (oxymetazoline) get blocked every 3-4 hours every day i face dis problem since 12 years. I tried lots of treatments but no cures please advice?

Im 33years old .My nasals (oxymetazoline) get blocked every 3-4 hours every day i face dis problem since 12 years. I tried lots of treatments but no cures please advice?

Decongestants: If you have been using over the counter decongestant medications to try and get relief, such as afrin, neosynephrine, Vicks 4 way, etc, you may now have something called rhinitis medicamentosa due to the repeated use of the topical decongestant medication. This causes rebound nasal congestion when the decongestant wears off which occurs quicker over time. See and ENT or allergist. ...Read more

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Oxymetazoline nasal solution considered a antihistamine?

Oxymetazoline: No, Oxymetazoline is a decongestant. It temporarily helps with nasal congestion by constricting the local blood vessels and reducing swelling and congestion. If used more than 3 days, it can cause a rebound effect and worsen symptoms. Antihistamines are a separate class of medications. They block the effects histamine, which help reduce the watery eyes and runny nose. ...Read more

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I used too much oxymetazoline hydrocloride (0.05%) nasal spray?

I used too much oxymetazoline hydrocloride (0.05%) nasal spray?

Limit use of spray: Use this nasal spray only every 12 hours or so to prevent "rebound dryness" and refractory congestion. ...Read more

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What can happen to someone who uses Oxymetazoline nasal drops for years and years without stopping?

Oxymetazoline use: it stops having an effect and can actually make things worse - Oxymetazoline or AFRIN (oxymetazoline) - works well for maybe 1-2 days but then can cause the same symptoms it was being used to treat. I would STOP using it - allow your body to flush it out of its system see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxymetazoline good luck ...Read more

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What would happen if someone uses Oxymetazoline nasal drops for years and years? What consequences could bring?

What would happen if someone uses Oxymetazoline nasal drops for years and years? What consequences could bring?

Rhinitis medicamen-: tosa is prolonged use of nasal decongestant, oxymethazoline, which leads to habituation (one has to use more of the medication to get the same effect) and to inability to stop using the drops because of rebound congestion when med wears off. For these reasons, and the side effects of increased HR/BP, decong. drops should be used max. 7 days. Often need help of doc and use of steroid drops to stop. ...Read more

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What can be done for nasal passage burning from afrin?

What can be done for nasal passage burning from afrin?

Afrin (oxymetazoline): Afrin can irritate your nose especially if you taking it too long or it is too dry or already raw, try nasal saline and that is not enough, see your doctor for meds. ...Read more

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Can I use afrin in very low dosages every night for nasal stuffiness?

No: It is ok to use afrin (oxymetazoline) for 3-4 nights in a row and then stop. It can be addicting to the nose very quickly (by 7 days of daily usage) and then you get rebound stuffiness from the afrin (oxymetazoline). If you have chronic stuffiness you need an evaluation to look for allergies and other options to improve your symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Afrin (Definition)

Afrin is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more