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How Long Should It Take Rebound Congestion From Overusing Afrin To Go Away
If I use Afrin once a day every other day for 3 days how long would I have to wait to use it again before it causes rebound congestion?
I have really bad nasal congestion and afrin aint working what can I do to make these mochos go away?
Probably not: There are many causes for muscle cramps, but given your age and the fact that you're working in heat, my first thought would be dehydration or an electrolyte imbalance. I would go to your primary care physician and report these symptoms. He or she will most likely order some blood work to see how your electrolytes are doing. Needless to say, when you're out working in heat, it's vitally important. ...Read more
I took Sudafed, Flonase and Afrin (oxymetazoline) but getting no relief for allergy congestion, can I take Claritin on top of the other meds?
Afrin (oxymetazoline)?: You need to see an expert to determine the cause of the congestion and confirm that it is related to allergy. If you have been taking Afrin (oxymetazoline) for more than 5 days consecutively, then the persistent congestion is most likely now caused by the Afrin (oxymetazoline) (it causes sensitization and "rebound congestion"). Claritin can be added safely, but it may not be effective if underlying issue not addressed ...Read more
One doctor said oral pseudophedrine causes rebound congestion but my allergist says is does not, She said only nasal sprays like Afrin cause rebound?
Afrin (oxymetazoline) rebound: I know of no rebound from pseudoephedrine. Are you taking probiotics? If not you should. Please see www.grossaninstitute.com Please keep a food diary - maybe some food added to your allergy is causing so many symptoms. Allergy is arithmetic: Pollen plus dust - maybe no sympt. Pollen plus dust plus fresh strawberries =symptoms. ...Read more
I have bronchitis and have taken methypredisolone along with afrin for congestion. Can I take flonase or budesonide nasal spray for runny nose?
Yes: Nasal steroid takes several days to get optimal results . Afrin should not be used for more than 5 days else you may end up with even more nasal congestion (rebound). Methylprednisolone is not usually indicated for bronchitis. If chronic this may be asthma. Consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more
Depends: Afrin (oxymetazoline) can elevate blood pressure; so it should definitely be avoided in uncontrolled hypertensive patients and anyone with significant cardiac disease. Also, using it for more than three days tends to lead to a "rebound congestion" just as bad as the original congestion your were treating. Pharmaceutical grade essential oil of peppermint is a safer choice www.Medacpc.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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