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What does rynase aqua nasal spray do?

What does rynase aqua nasal spray do?

Rynase Aqua: Or rhinocort aqua, is a moisturized steroid nasal spray, used mainly to treat/control allergic/inflammatory conditions of the nasal cavity, active ingredient is budesonide, it is only a prescription strength medicine ...Read more

Dr. Kristin Sokol
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Nasal Spray (Definition)

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What are the dangers of overusing nasal spray?

What are the dangers of overusing nasal spray?

Good question: If you are habitually using OTC nasal sprays such as neo-synephrine or afrin, you will within weeks develop what is called rhinitis medicamentosa. This is an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose in which rebound is common. That means every time you use the nasal spray, you will become worse, sometimes for a very long period of time. If steroids are being used and not helpful, see ENT. ...Read more

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Is using nasal spray every day considered safe?

Is using nasal spray every day considered safe?

Saline only: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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Why was nasal spray 4-way taken off the market?

Why was nasal spray 4-way taken off the market?

?: This isn't the first time, several reasons: some Novartis products were cited byFDA and recalled, others claim that OTC decongestants in general were withdrawn, unlikely. At any rate alternatives are available/other generic brands please read the labels carefully. If you really suffer and need the 4 way or other decongestant more often, you better see an ENT/Allergist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop using nasal spray?

What is the best way to stop using nasal spray?

Nasal spray: If it is otc nasal spray, see an allergist asap, if it is a prescribed nasal spray, consult an allergist about allergy shots. They may provide you with relief and minimize your dependence on medications. ...Read more

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What would be the best way to get off nasal spray?

What would be the best way to get off nasal spray?

Nasal spray: I assume you are referring to an over the counter decongestant nasal spray that is very addictive if used more than 3 days. You need to see an allergist, you probably need a medicated nasal spray to alleviate the rebound congestion you have developed, you may need oral steroids and do not touch this stuff ever again. ...Read more

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How to show sitter to use nasal spray the correct way?

How to show sitter to use nasal spray the correct way?

Spray laterally: The correct method of using a nasal spray is to insert the opening of the spray bottle and pointing the intranasal spray toward the eye, in other words, up and toward the side of the nose. In this manner the spray will make contact with the tissue in the lateral wall of the inside of the nasal mucosa. The spray usually should not be sprayed straight back. Incidentally, what spray are you using? ...Read more

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What to do if I took overdose of nasal spray by accident?

What to do if I took overdose of nasal spray by accident?

What kind?: And whether you exceeded the dosage or the duration? At any rate no harm done, just revert to your regular schedule, or discontinue the medicine if you're done with the recommended time, take care ...Read more

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Is there any problem to use FlUTICONE-FT nasal spray daily?

Is there any problem to use FlUTICONE-FT nasal spray daily?

NO: You can use inhaled corticosteroids 1-2 times daily depending on the dose and your primary care physician's instruction. But for the most part it is used daily not as needed. ...Read more

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Would it be abnormal that my nasal spray is very painful to take?

Would it be abnormal that my nasal spray is very painful to take?

Stop It: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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The nasal spray expired 4 years ago. Would it still be safe to use?

The nasal spray expired 4 years ago. Would it still be safe to use?

Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more

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Can I take a loretadine 10mg pill and use a nasal spray at the same time?

Can I take a loretadine 10mg pill and use a nasal spray at the same time?

Depends: Loratadine can be taken with nasal saline spray, nasal cortisone spray (Nasonex, (mometasone) Flonase); however, if using a 12 hr. Decongestant spray, you can only use the spray for 2-3 days, then stop. ...Read more

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Are anhistamimes nasal spray safe to take? And does it work more effective then oral anhistamimes

Are anhistamimes nasal spray safe to take? And does it work more effective then oral anhistamimes

Yes: They are safe, whether they are better than oral antihistamines is a clinical judgement/patient experience, ask the doctor who will prescribe it for you, good luck ...Read more

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I used nasal spray which is 3 months expired! I didn't realise till after! It seems to have worked though but do I need to worry?

No: Most medications have expiration dates because of regulation (it also makes people buy more). They usually don't lose effectiveness or become dangerous. There are always exceptions but you'll be fine. ...Read more

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I was woundering I have nasal spray that expired on 11-2012 and it was a OTC is it still safe for use and if not why? I read online sometimes its ok.

I was woundering I have nasal spray that expired on 11-2012 and it was a OTC is it still safe for use and if not why? I read online sometimes its ok.

Lose Potency: I would definitely get an updated spray if it expired back in 2012. As medications sit over time they tend to loose their potency and are not as effective. Its not that the medication is dangerous to use, its just that it will be a waste of your time to use it because the spray won't be as effective as a new one. ...Read more

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What nasal spray is not addictive?

What nasal spray is not addictive?

Nasal spray: There are many non-addictive nasal sprays. For what reason do you intend to use the nasal spray? ...Read more

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What is the vibrocil nasal spray used for?

What is the vibrocil nasal spray used for?

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

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What is pitocin nasal spray?

What is pitocin nasal spray?

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

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Is flunosilide nasal spray a steroid?

Is flunosilide nasal spray a steroid?

Yes: Flunisolide is a nasal steroid spray, specifically a corticosteroid, (not the type that athletes and bodybuilders would abuse!) ...Read more

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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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Where to buy melatonin nasal spray?

Where to buy melatonin nasal spray?

Online?: I have not heard much of people using nasal spray compared to those that use lozenge or oral tablet. ...Read more

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Does nasal spray contains mercury?

Does nasal spray contains mercury?

Which nasal sprays: Do u mean? Otc ones? Nasal steroids? The live virus influenza vaccine that is a nasal spray does not contain thimerosol (mercury). Thimerosol is used in multi-dose vial of injectable vaccine to prevent contamination & growth of bacteria or fungi. Apparently some nasal decongestants do contain thimerosol. ...Read more

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Can you use nasal spray and dayquil?

Yes: Follow instructions on packaging. If you have a heart condition or high blood pressure, consult your doctor. If the nasal spray is afrin, you should only use it for 3 days. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine nasal spray still made?

Is lidocaine nasal spray still made?

By compounding: I do not think it is commercially available but can be produced by a custom compounding pharmacy if your physician feels it is an appropriate drug for you. ...Read more

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Can I take a nasal spray and dayquil?

Perhaps: Dayquil contains Acetaminophen (tylenol), phenylephrine (decongestant) and dextramethorphan (cough suppressant). There should be no interaction with saline nasal sprays, steroid nasal sprays, antihistamine nasal sprays. There would be no real reason to use a decongestant nasal spray as this would be redundant, but unlikely to be harmful. ...Read more

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Addicted to nasal spray, what do I do?

Addicted to nasal spray, what do I do?

See allergist: It is very easy to become "addicted" to the otc nasal sprays that contain oxymetazoline that are in afrin, neosyneprhine, etc. This is called rhinitis medicamentosa. Treatment can be challenging but through prescription nasal sprays and sometimes prednisone, an allergist or ENT doctor can assist you in getting off that spray! ...Read more

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I'm addicted to nasal spray. Is this bad?

YES.: Over the counter nose sprays, like afrin or neosynephrine, are damaging, inflamatory, and quite addictive. Three or 4 days, at most, with a bad cold, is ok, but beyond that, the nasal swelling 'rebounds', and we begin to use the spray more frequently, and get hooked. I start such patients on a nasal steroid spray, and a 10 day tapered course of an oral steroid, which always cures this addiction. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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