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Is it safe to use nasal spray while pregnant?

Is it safe to use nasal spray while pregnant?

Yes with caution: No evidence of significant risk to baby if used as directed. Nasal spray decongestants are very habit forming. A phenomenon called the rebound effect causes the blood vessels that shrink with use to rebound larger with more congestion and they do it in shorter and shorter time periods. If you must use it use it only 1 or 2 times a day and never for more than 3 days in a row. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use nasal spray decongestant while pregnant?

Is it safe to use nasal spray decongestant while pregnant?

Yes: The decongestant in nasal sprays for colds or allergies can be used for short duration, usually not more than 3 days. Otherwise you can experience a rebound in nasal congestion. Don't use if you have high blood pressure. Also try saline nasal spray. ...Read more

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Is it safe to inject nasal spray into your nose all year round?

Is it safe to inject nasal spray into your nose all year round?

No: If you are talking about an over the counter nasal spray such as Neo-Synephrine or afrin, then the use of these nasal sprays is harmful and can lead to rhinitis medicamentosa, an entity that causes permanent damage to your nasal lining. A topical steroid may usually be used for many months. By injection, i assume you mean spraying. Substance abuse may lead to irreversible damage and fungus. ...Read more

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Is using nasal spray every day considered safe?

Is using nasal spray every day considered safe?

Saline only: Spray saline into your nostrils frequently to flush out allergens and irritants. You will get the best care in a long term relationship with a provider who knows you over time. Discuss this with that provider. ...Read more

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Is nasal spray safe during pregnancy?

Is nasal spray safe during pregnancy?

Which one?: Most types, either decongestant, antihistaminic or steroids are category C, except budesonide steroid nasal spray is category B and saline nasal wash is safe ...Read more

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Nasal spray: wonder if it is safe to spray during the pregnancy!?

Probably: The only nasal spray with category b classification is Rhinocort Aqua but many pregnant women have used the other sprays (all cat c)without adverse consequences. I would stick to Rhinocort Aqua however during pregnancy just to be safe. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about nasal spray if it is safe to spray during the pregnancy!?

Can you tell me about nasal spray if it is safe to spray during the pregnancy!?

Only Two: The only prescription nasal spray that is considered "safe" during pregnancy is budesonide known as Rhinocort. It is a Category B medication meaning that we think it is safe, but we do not have the highest quality studies to prove it is safe. Ipratropium bromide nasal spray is also a category B. No other sprays in the United States are above category C. ...Read more

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The nasal spray expired 4 years ago. Would it still be safe to use?

Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more

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