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Can I use Baby Vicks on my one month old baby? She's congested and dr only gave her nasal spray which isn't working

Can I use Baby Vicks on my one month old baby? She's congested and dr only gave her nasal spray which isn't working

I wouldn't: I consider Vicks just air pollution and especially avoid it in infants. This is a throwback to native american sweat lodge treatments using pine pitch as a fragrance. Grandma probably loves it and there are many lay practices that use it throughout childhood, but I don't until school age. A good nasal saline washout works wonders if done right. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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I've been having sneezing bouts which can range from 10-20 sneezes at a time. Currently on daily tabs and nasal spray but it doesn't seem to work.

I've been having sneezing bouts which can range from 10-20 sneezes at a time. Currently on daily tabs and nasal spray but it doesn't seem to work.

What spray?: Certain sprays can work better than others depending on the person. For someone truly allergic an antihistamine nasal spray such as patanase or Astepro can be very effective. Steroid nasal sprays can also help by reducing inflammation but may not help the sneezing as well. ...Read more

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Why am I always congested? It gets so bad to the point that I can't breath I always have to be useing a nasal spray.

Why am I always congested? It gets so bad to the point that I can't breath I always have to be useing a nasal spray.

? allergies: You may possibly have allergies, especially this time of the year, spring allergies are very common. See a dr. And there are some common tests, even blood assays, that can be done for allergy markers to see what you may be allergic too, and then the appropriate avoidance, preventative measures, and treatments can follow. ...Read more

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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

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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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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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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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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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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?

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

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Is it possible to be addicted to nasal spray?

Is it possible to be addicted to nasal spray?

YES!: Nose sprays with oxymetazoline, like afrin, causes great relief of stuffy nose, but it is addictive. If you use it, you should stop after 3 to 5 days. ...Read more

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How long should I keep using rhinolast nasal spray?

Seasonally: Are you taking it for seasonal allergies? If yes, take it as prescribed during seasons when you have allergies. You don't need to take it at times of year when you don't have allergy symptoms. Rhinolast controls allergy symptoms but it doesn't cure them so if you stop it during allergy season, your allergies will come back. If you have allergies all year round, you'll need to take it all year. ...Read more

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What is ipratropium. 03 nasal spray typically and atypically prescribed for?

What is ipratropium. 03 nasal spray typically and atypically prescribed for?

For cold: It is mainly used to reduce runny nose and can be quite helpful when one has a cold. It is also used for any type of runny nose whether due to allergies or not. I usually use the 006% concentration on all adult patients. ...Read more

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I had used nasal spray to breathe easier at night, now I can't taste anything. Please, how long do they last?

Anosmia: You do not specify the type of nasal spray, if this is an over the counter decongestant nasal spray, you are now suffering from rhinitis medicamentosa and you need an ENT or allergist to treat it. If it was a prescription nasal spray, then you may have ethmoid sinuses inflammation and this leads to lack to smell, see an ENT or allergist for treatment. ...Read more

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Is mupirocin nasal spray otc?

Is mupirocin nasal spray otc?

Mupiricin: Hello, mupiricin nasal is a rx medication. See your doctor for this medication. ...Read more

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Has anyone used astelin nasal spray?

Has anyone used astelin nasal spray?

Yes: I prescribe it to my patients quite often. I recommend it for patients that have allergic rhinitis and/or nasal congestion - often in conjunction with a nasal steroid spray. Together, they can work quite well for nasal symptoms of rhinitis. ...Read more

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Which nasal spray should I buy for my allergies?

Which nasal spray should I buy for my allergies?

Talk with your doc: The best for nasal allergies is a corticosteroid nasal spray (flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, etc.) that must be prescribed by your doctor. These all work about the same, though some people may respond better to 1 vs another. Dryness can be helped by otc saline sprays. Otc nasal rinses (e.g. Neti pot) can help as well. Avoid using otc decongestant sprays for more than ~3 days at a time. See your md. ...Read more

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How should I beat my addition to afrin nasal spray?

How should I beat my addition to afrin nasal spray?

Afrin (oxymetazoline): You should see an allergist to get you off your addiction and treat your underlying problem better ...Read more

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Can I take nasal spray if I'm dizzy?

Nasal spray: Depending what nasal spray you want to use, a steroid or saline nasal spray are ok to be used if you are dizzy. An antihistamine nasal spray can make your dizziness worse. A otc decongestant nasal spray is not advisale. ...Read more

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Can I use nasal spray to unclog ears?

Possible: Stuffy ears can be the result of allergic inflammation and using a nasal steroid spray may be helpful. ...Read more

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Did you have problems with afrin nasal spray?

Did you have problems with afrin nasal spray?

Yes: Afrin spray is a powerful decongestant spray that makes blood vessels constrict. If used longer than a few days there may be a rebound effect causing more nasal congestion and ultimately can damage the nasal lining. ...Read more

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Can you use 1 year expired afrin nasal spray?

Can you use 1 year expired afrin nasal spray?

Yes: The potency possible will be less still only use 1-2 sprays per nostril. If it works great! There is no concern that it went sour or could harm you. ...Read more

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How long should you take steroid nasal spray for?

How long should you take steroid nasal spray for?

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

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How long can I use Zicam allergy nasal spray for?

How long can I use Zicam allergy nasal spray for?

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

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Can nasonex (mometasone) nasal spray cause migraines?

Not a cause: Nasonex (mometasone) would not cause migraines, but if you have migraines already then it is possible that something in the Nasonex (mometasone) could trigger a migraine in you. ...Read more

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Will using a nasal spray help treat a deviated septum?

Will using a nasal spray help treat a deviated septum?

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

Dr. Kristin Sokol
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Nasal Spray (Definition)

Use of nasal sprays or "drying agents includes using any medication to ...Read more


Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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