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Can I Use Nasal Spray While Breastfeeding
Can you use nasal spray such as affrin for congestion while breastfeeding? Can you drink Thera flu? Nursing a 6-week old.
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
Is nasal spray and nasal saline the same thing? I need to know because my dr. Told me to take nasal saline because I'm breast feeding and I got spray.
I have a sinus infection that is causing horrible pain in the maxillary area and my ears are clogged. Safe to use a nasal spray while breastfeeding?
Yes.: The saline sinus sprays are completely fine. Things like afrin (oxymetazoline) work on the blood vessels to decrease their size. This type of medicine also can work on the blood vessels of the breast to decrease milk production. It is more of a problem when you take a decongestant by mouth but still a small risk. Check out lacmed app as a resource for meds and breast feeding. Feel better! ...Read more
My nose been stop up for about 2yrs now, what can I do to help that. I use nasal spray all the time so it can help me breath. What should I do?
Addicted: To nose spray. If you use afrin (oxymetazoline) or a similar type decongestant nose spray around the clock (daily) for more than 3-4 days, your nose won't open without using the spray. Your nose has become dependent on the spray. It's hard to get off this cycle but your doctor can help, or you can go without it for a week, and going forward, only use it spairingly. ...Read more
Would rhinoplasty done in 2004 cause any severe nasal congestion now? My nose has been really stuffy for weeks. I use nasal spray too much.
Rebound congestion: If you have been using a decongestant spray for a long time, that is the most likely cause of your congestion. Nonetheless, you should have your nose examined by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more
I am experiencing runny nose (worsened by: recent exposure to allergens). The following also describe me: Cough, Sneezing, and Nasal congestion. What should I do?
Can I use Nasal Spray?
What the name of Nasal Spray? Should I use?
allergies: Vibrocil is not available in the U.S. It is used for common colds, acute and chronic rhinitis, seasonal (hay fever) and non-seasonal allergic rhinitis, acute and chroniand c sinusitis, pre- and postoperative care, adjuvant in cases of acute ear infection. It is a. Combination antihistamine and phenylephrine (decongestant). ...Read more
No longer available: This used to be available but was removed from the US market in 1995. The medication pitocin(oxytocin is the chemical) is used to help induce(initiate) labor in women and can help prevent bleeding after giving birth. There has been some data in the past that suggested intranasal(nose spray) Pitocin decreased stress hormone release in the elderly. ...Read more
As long as needed: Steroid nasal sprays do not cure your allergies, but prevent the allergic inflammation. Once the medicine is stopped, your symptoms will return if you are still in contact with your allergen. If you want a more permanent change in your allergies, you need to consider something like immunotherapy, or allergy shots. However, steroid nasal sprays can usually be taken safely for long periods of time. ...Read more
Recall concern: Fda posted a warning concerning intranasal zinc ..."while Zicam also makes zinc-containing oral cold remedies, these are not subject to this warning because the development of anosmia appears to be related to the intranasal application of zinc." anosmia is the liss of smell. You should consult your physician regarding this warning. ...Read more
No: A deviated nasal septum is crooked or displaced cartilage and bone inside the nose. This can only be corrected with surgery. Noses sprays may provide some temporary relief but no cure. Remember, over the counter nose sprays should only be used for a few days at a time as they can cause a rebound effect making the nose more blocked and can damage the inside of the nose. ...Read more
Nasal steoids: 2 to 4 days to start. Give it a week to judge the effects. Use properly and consistantly. ...Read more
Beware!: Otc decongestant sprays such as zicam, afrin, etc (oxymetazoline) can definitely cause rebound congestion typically after 5 to 7 days of use. This condition is called rhinitis medicamentosa, and long-term use of such medications can be difficult to treat. For severe cases, an allergist or ENT physician can recommend weaning protocols in conjunction with proper rhinitis therapy. ...Read more
Possibly: It'd be uncommon but don't share. Can spread other things such as staph ...Read more
No: If you are talking about an over the counter nasal spray such as Neo-Synephrine or afrin, then the use of these nasal sprays is harmful and can lead to rhinitis medicamentosa, an entity that causes permanent damage to your nasal lining. A topical steroid may usually be used for many months. By injection, I assume you mean spraying. Substance abuse may lead to irreversible damage and fungus. ...Read more
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