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How Often Can You Use Saline Nasal Spray
Nasal saline: Change nasal saline spray every other day. Hope i helped you with your answer. ...Read more
Yes: If you take the Flonase about 15 to 30 minutes after the saline irrigation, that would be acceptable. You do not want to take the Flonase immediately after the saline because you would dilute the effect of the topical nasal steroid (flonase). In addition, you should not take the saline immediately after the Flonase because you would dilute the steroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See directions: For prescription and over the counter steroid sprays: close one nostril with your finger and insert the spray in the open nostril. Squirt once and do the same with the other nostril. If the directions indicate 2 sprays in each nostril repeat the process. A little drip from the nose is normal. Try not to blow your nose for 5-10 minutes after spraying. Do NOT exceed the recommended sprays ...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
Nose spray : Like Flonase is safe with breast feeding. Can you ob/gyn to approve. They will approve the use of this product during the breath feeding. You can also use Hypertonic Saline rinse to irrigate the nose before the saline spray to help decongest the nose. Hypertonic saline rinses are 3 tsp salt to one quart of water. Chill the water before use in the nose this irrigation is the safest thing to use. ...Read more
Follow instructions: Seriously! Each version has it's own instructions/directions so read carefully & follow them. Or make your own by following directions here: http://www.aaaai.org/conditions-and-treatments/library/allergy-library/saline-sinus-rinse-recipe.aspx. Also read this first: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm316375.htm so you don't use water straight from tap. ...Read more
Can xylometazoline nasal spray be used together with beclometasone dipropionate nasal sprays? What if you use the two separately in two nostrils?
Yes: YYou can use them together. They work by different mechanisms. Use them each in both nostrils. ...Read more
What is the best way to treat congestion from a cold? Do nasal sprays help? Can you take nasal spray with SSRI's?
Decongestant spray: Do not use any over the counter decongestant nasal spray more than 3 days, they are very addictive and you can end up with worse symptoms than you have now. You can use a saline nasal wash ad lib, no problems with that. But you should really get a prescription nasal spray for long term use that does not carry the side effects of otc sprays, see your doctor. ...Read more
As long as needed : Nasal steroids are designed for use daily for people with year round allergies and can be used daily during allergy seasons, if preferred. Studies have shown no significant adverse effects from long term use, other than nasal irritation, dryness , and nosebleeds in some cases. You should see an ENT allergist or general allergist for options if you have severe allergies. ...Read more
For years: Nasal steroid sprays are very safe. As long as you dont develop complications like bleeding, long term daily use under the supervision of your doctor is safe. Be sure to aim the tip up and out on each side to avoid trauma to nasal septum. ...Read more
Will Patanase nasal spray thicken mucous/dry me up? what medications do you recommend for frequent nasal congestion?
I have nasal congestion. Can I use Flomist spray ? Please suggest something better if any which can be used for nasal congestion
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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