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Is It Safe To Use A Humidifier For My Nasal Congestions
Increasing the humidity in your home helps eliminate the dry air that can irritate and inflame the passages in the nose and throat. Humidified air can relieve the discomfort of colds and the flu. Using a humidifier in the home can help relieve a stuffy nose and can help break up mucus so you ...Read more
Am thinking of getting neilmed nasogel spray for dry noses. Should i? I use cpap and even with humidifier turned up, i get crusty nose or congestion.
My 10 month old has a stuffy nose. Is there anything besides a humidifier and snot sucker that will help his congestion?
See an allergist: That would help better, although getting a humidifier might help, but momentarily, if you really live in a very dry environment, it would soothe some. Looking for a cause for your symptoms and treating it is useful in the long term, start with your doctor, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Unknown...: Safety data for nasal steroids in most studies were short-term (up to 5.5 years)--with no major adverse effects. The package insert for this medication only states that patients using it longer than several months need periodic exam for changes in nasal mucosa. It also states that a majority of the drug is swallowed during administration but after 1 year, no effect on adrenal function was present. ...Read more
My son (age 35) has begun taking nardil for anxiety/depress. He uses nasal sprays for congestion. Are there any (besides saline) that are safe w/maoi?
Is afrin safe to use for severe nasal congestion during third trimester of pregnancy? I am currently 33 weeks and a few days and need sleep! thank you
If your BP is NML: Afrin contains a vasoconstrictor, which is to say that it constricts blood vessels. In women predisposed to this, especially in late pregnancy, it may cause a rise in your bp, that could make your doctor suspicious of developing preeclampsia. In small amounts it should be safe, but i would suggest you try antihistamines (they sometimes help), and avoid the decongestants for the above reason. ...Read more
4 year old was on nasonex for 3 weeks and runny nose/congestion improved. Tried to stop and it's back! is nasonex or astepro safer for long term use?
Can i give a 15 month old anything to help her cough and congestion. Use Vicks baby rub and a humidifier but cough keeps her up at night.
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