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How Often Can You Use Saline Nasal Spray
Varies: Isotonic saline spray can be used several times a day to flush out offending pathogens and allergens. Saline irrigations, especially if hypertonic, should be used on an intermittent basis. ...Read more
No: It not only cause you to become very dizzy but may introduce an infection into your middle ear. Have you talked to an ENT to find out if the perforation can be repaired? ...Read more
Yes: I use it from birth forward, as long as baby needs it to clear their nasal passages. ...Read more
I smoked for twenty years and recently quit, I have allergies and post nasal drip. No matter what I do I can not get rid of the post nasal drip and subsequent bad breath, quitting smoking has helped somewhat but not really, I use saline nasal spray and a
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Nasonex (mometasone) vs saline: Saline nasal spray is a non-prescription preparation that is useful to reduce nasal congestion and thin mucus. Nasonex (mometasone) is a prescription nasal anti-inflammatory (steroid) spray use alone or in combination with other nasal sprays or oral medication to treat conditions like seasonal and year-round allergies and vasomotor rhinitis. ...Read more
Salt water vs med: Nasal saline spray is a physiological salt solution which has the same salt content present in your blood. It is thus gentle enough to bathe, coat or rinse your nasal passageways without causing harm. Nasal decongestant sprays cause shrinkage of blood vessels thus reducing nasal congestion and also drying up the nose. Repeated use of decongestants is harmful to your nasal mucosal linings, avoid it! ...Read more
Yes: I often recommend it for those with significant nasal congestion due to allergies, irritants, colds, etc. It is much more helpful than most meds used for colds or congestion. ...Read more
Yes: Saline is salt water.Get a more detailed answer ›
Can you cause problems if you use a saline nasal spray too much? Using it on a 16mth old with chesty cough trying to clear phlegm
Maybe: I can't say I have ever seen it happen. Most parents do not do it as often as the kid needs or as vigorously as they need. Since a small kid needs the mucous debris removed to effectively use their nose, it is one of the few treatments that can make a real difference. Cold meds often thicken mucous producing a negative effect. ...Read more
What's the difference between a saline nasal spray & a nasal rinse (Neti Pot)? I was told the spray will keep my nostrils moist. How? It's not a lube
Nasal saline: Spray or rinse are the same almost, different technique of introducing the saline into the nasal cavity. As for keeping it moist, yes the saline dissolves the thick mucus and secretions, thus helping the natural moisturizing mechanisms of the nasal cavity lining to function properly, hope this helps, good luck ...Read more
My saline nasal spray has benzalkonium chloride in it, will I still be able to use it daily or is that a chemical that shouldn't be used often? Thanks
Daily is fine: Benzalkonium chloride is a commonly used preservative, but sprays containing it can safely be used daily. ...Read more
Possibly: Nasal saline is a mild decongestant so it may be beneficial to use in patients with ear congestion from allergies. ...Read more
Have sinus. When I blow my nose with after applying saline nasal spray, blood comes out with thin white mucus. What could be causing it?
Dryness: And irritation. Try putting Vaseline in your nose covered by AYR saline nasal gelat night and try not to blow. It breaks small capillaries and that causes the bleed. ...Read more
Mistook phenylephrine Hydrochloride 1% nasal spray for my saline nasal spray so I sprayed a lot. Used neti pot afterward to get out as much as I could?
Likely OK: With a single exposure, albeit with high doses, I'd doubt that you will suffer any significant side effects. ...Read more
4 month old baby has a bad cough. I've tried hot steamy bathroom, humidifier, saline nasal spray. How long will it take to go away?
It depends.: If saline & suctioning isn't helping and you've tried steam and cool mist, it souns like it's time to see the doctor. There are so many causes for cough, each needing different management, that there's no way to know how long it'll last without examining him. I hope he feels better soon! ...Read more
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