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Is it possible for saline nose spray to make my nose even drier?

Is it possible for saline nose spray to make my nose even drier?

Saline too drying?: Saline nasal sprays usually have a salt content equal to our body's tissues and can provide much needed moisture. However, if the lining of the nose is inflamed & sensitive, saline can be irritating and make it feel even drier. Occasionally doctors prescribe Hypertonic Saline with a salt content greater than the body's tissues; in some, this higher salt content could "dehydrate" the nasal lining. ...Read more

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Saline (Definition)

Saline water is a general term for water that contains a significant concentration of dissolved salts (nacl). In medicine we use saline solution for IV hydration. Normal saline (ns) is the commonly-used phrase for a solution of 0.90% w/v of nacl, about 300 mosm/l or ...Read more


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What are saline nasal sprays vs neosynepherine nose drops?

What are saline nasal sprays vs neosynepherine nose drops?

Big Difference: Saline nasal sprays are just salt water sprays. You can use saline as nasal sprays as often as you like for as long as you like. Neosynephrine nose drops, however, are decongesting nose drops. It works quite well but.....This may only be used for 3 days in a row as your nasal tissues can be physiological dependent on them (i.E you can get hooked on them). ...Read more

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Can you take saline nose spray and flonase?

Can you take saline nose spray and flonase?

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 more

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The saline spray is not working after nose surgery. What can I do?

The saline spray is not working after nose surgery. What can I do?

Saline nasal spray: After nasal surgery, the saline spray is to keep the nose moist. It may be that something else is bothering you. Okay to contact your surgeon, get your follow up appointment and discuss the details of your case. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can saline drops/spray hurt my 4month old baby? What about suctioning nose?

Can saline drops/spray hurt my 4month old baby? What about suctioning nose?

Yes/yes: This is the preferred method of managing nasal congestion in the first months of life. You can squirt it in and let it wash debris into the stomach. Little babies don't have the sneeze power to sneeze stuff out and most can't mouth breathe effectively until 6-8 mo to bypass the congestion. ...Read more

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Will a saline spray help my turbinates in my nose that are swollen go down..

Will a saline spray help my turbinates in my nose that are swollen go down..

Meds for turbinates: Hello, yes, saline is a great medication to start with. After the saline use, the thickened mucus will reduce in essence cleaning your nose. Using a steroid nasal spray like Nasacort (triamcinolone) or Flonase after a saline spray will allow the steroid spray to better treat the mucus membranes since the thickened mucus layer covering the membranes has been washed away. Afrin is another option but only for 5 days ...Read more

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Saline spray helping through day, but what to do at night, been waking up stuffy with blood in nostrils when blowing nose.

Saline spray helping through day, but what to do at night, been waking up stuffy with blood in nostrils when blowing nose.

Xlear: Your doc may tell you that you have a sinus infection. You can use a natural product called xlear (pronounced "clear") to clean out nasal passages and break up the biofilm where germs multiply. Tastes good too! ...Read more

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My babies nose is super congested help! i've used bulb strung saline spray cool mist humidifie and steamy shower u keep sucking stuff out but ita lo?

My babies nose is super congested help! i've used bulb strung saline spray cool mist humidifie and steamy shower u keep sucking stuff out but ita lo?

If this has been: Going on for quite sometimes please see your pediatrician about it. He may prescribe some ear drop or eye drop medication that can be used in the nose to relieve severe nasal congestion or he may refer you to ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

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