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Are nasal sprays safe?

Are nasal sprays safe?

Yes.: Yes, however the otc nasal decongestants can cause problems if used continuously. They cause what is termed, "rebound". People get used to the decongestant effects, and have to continue to use them. Prescription nasal sprays are much safer, if used as directed. ...Read more

Dr. Kristin Sokol
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Nasal Spray (Definition)

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What does rynase aqua nasal spray do?

What does rynase aqua nasal spray do?

Rynase Aqua: Or rhinocort aqua, is a moisturized steroid nasal spray, used mainly to treat/control allergic/inflammatory conditions of the nasal cavity, active ingredient is budesonide, it is only a prescription strength medicine ...Read more

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What are the affects of using nasal sprays?

What are the affects of using nasal sprays?

Opens nasal passages: Nasal sprays like afrin will temporarily open the nasal passages to make breathing easier but prolonged use will cause rebound clogging of the passsages---so only use for a short time. Saline sprays like ocean are far better for long term use. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of overusing nasal spray?

What are the dangers of overusing nasal spray?

Good question: If you are habitually using OTC nasal sprays such as neo-synephrine or afrin, you will within weeks develop what is called rhinitis medicamentosa. This is an inflammation of the mucous membrane of the nose in which rebound is common. That means every time you use the nasal spray, you will become worse, sometimes for a very long period of time. If steroids are being used and not helpful, see ENT. ...Read more

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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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Why was nasal spray 4-way taken off the market?

Why was nasal spray 4-way taken off the market?

?: This isn't the first time, several reasons: some Novartis products were cited byFDA and recalled, others claim that OTC decongestants in general were withdrawn, unlikely. At any rate alternatives are available/other generic brands please read the labels carefully. If you really suffer and need the 4 way or other decongestant more often, you better see an ENT/Allergist, check aaaai. Org or acaai. Org ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop using nasal spray?

What is the best way to stop using nasal spray?

Nasal spray: If it is otc nasal spray, see an allergist asap, if it is a prescribed nasal spray, consult an allergist about allergy shots. They may provide you with relief and minimize your dependence on medications. ...Read more

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What would be the best way to get off nasal spray?

What would be the best way to get off nasal spray?

Nasal spray: I assume you are referring to an over the counter decongestant nasal spray that is very addictive if used more than 3 days. You need to see an allergist, you probably need a medicated nasal spray to alleviate the rebound congestion you have developed, you may need oral steroids and do not touch this stuff ever again. ...Read more

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Why can't you use nasal sprays for more than 3 days?

Why can't you use nasal sprays for more than 3 days?

Nasal Sprays: Nasal sprays encompass a broad category of medications and over the counter treatments. Likely you are asking about oxymetazoline or other related medications. The medication causes the blood vessels in the nose to vasoconstrict, meaning reduce in size due to muscle contraction. The body has an autonomic system for our nasal tissues. This medication can interfere and/or cause problems with it ...Read more

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How to show sitter to use nasal spray the correct way?

How to show sitter to use nasal spray the correct way?

Spray laterally: The correct method of using a nasal spray is to insert the opening of the spray bottle and pointing the intranasal spray toward the eye, in other words, up and toward the side of the nose. In this manner the spray will make contact with the tissue in the lateral wall of the inside of the nasal mucosa. The spray usually should not be sprayed straight back. Incidentally, what spray are you using? ...Read more

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What to do if I took overdose of nasal spray by accident?

What to do if I took overdose of nasal spray by accident?

What kind?: And whether you exceeded the dosage or the duration? At any rate no harm done, just revert to your regular schedule, or discontinue the medicine if you're done with the recommended time, take care ...Read more

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Is there any problem to use FlUTICONE-FT nasal spray daily?

Is there any problem to use FlUTICONE-FT nasal spray daily?

NO: You can use inhaled corticosteroids 1-2 times daily depending on the dose and your primary care physician's instruction. But for the most part it is used daily not as needed. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me about the effects of useing nasal sprays?

Irritation: 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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Would it be abnormal that my nasal spray is very painful to take?

Would it be abnormal that my nasal spray is very painful to take?

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

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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Can I take a loretadine 10mg pill and use a nasal spray at the same time?

Can I take a loretadine 10mg pill and use a nasal spray at the same time?

Depends: Loratadine can be taken with nasal saline spray, nasal cortisone spray (Nasonex, (mometasone) Flonase); however, if using a 12 hr. Decongestant spray, you can only use the spray for 2-3 days, then stop. ...Read more

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Are anhistamimes nasal spray safe to take? And does it work more effective then oral anhistamimes

Are anhistamimes nasal spray safe to take? And does it work more effective then oral anhistamimes

Yes: They are safe, whether they are better than oral antihistamines is a clinical judgement/patient experience, ask the doctor who will prescribe it for you, good luck ...Read more

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I used nasal spray which is 3 months expired! I didn't realise till after! It seems to have worked though but do I need to worry?

No: Most medications have expiration dates because of regulation (it also makes people buy more). They usually don't lose effectiveness or become dangerous. There are always exceptions but you'll be fine. ...Read more

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I was woundering I have nasal spray that expired on 11-2012 and it was a OTC is it still safe for use and if not why? I read online sometimes its ok.

I was woundering I have nasal spray that expired on 11-2012 and it was a OTC is it still safe for use and if not why? I read online sometimes its ok.

Lose Potency: I would definitely get an updated spray if it expired back in 2012. As medications sit over time they tend to loose their potency and are not as effective. Its not that the medication is dangerous to use, its just that it will be a waste of your time to use it because the spray won't be as effective as a new one. ...Read more

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How do I detox off nasal sprays?

How do I detox off nasal sprays?

Detox: I assume you are talking about the OTC decongestant nasal sprays. Continuous use of the decongestant nasal sprays actually makes the nasal congestion worse.
First you have to get on other medications to help reduce the congestion and reduce the use of OTC decongestant nasal sparys and eventually discontiune all together ...Read more

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Do nasal sprays work for snoring?

Do nasal sprays work for snoring?

May help: Nasal corticosteroid sprays reduce inflammation in the nose. This may help reduce nasal congestion that leads to snoring. Snoring is caused by air flow blockages such as collapsing of walls of soft tissue around the throat, tongue blocking the throat, obesity with too much fat tissue around the neck making the airway narrow or nasal congestion with postnasal drip. ...Read more

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What nasal spray is not addictive?

What nasal spray is not addictive?

Nasal spray: There are many non-addictive nasal sprays. For what reason do you intend to use the nasal spray? ...Read more

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Where to buy melatonin nasal spray?

Where to buy melatonin nasal spray?

Online?: I have not heard much of people using nasal spray compared to those that use lozenge or oral tablet. ...Read more

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Does nasal spray contains mercury?

Does nasal spray contains mercury?

Which nasal sprays: Do u mean? Otc ones? Nasal steroids? The live virus influenza vaccine that is a nasal spray does not contain thimerosol (mercury). Thimerosol is used in multi-dose vial of injectable vaccine to prevent contamination & growth of bacteria or fungi. Apparently some nasal decongestants do contain thimerosol. ...Read more

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Can you use nasal spray and dayquil?

Yes: Follow instructions on packaging. If you have a heart condition or high blood pressure, consult your doctor. If the nasal spray is afrin, you should only use it for 3 days. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine nasal spray still made?

Is lidocaine nasal spray still made?

By compounding: I do not think it is commercially available but can be produced by a custom compounding pharmacy if your physician feels it is an appropriate drug for you. ...Read more

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Can I take a nasal spray and dayquil?

Perhaps: Dayquil contains Acetaminophen (tylenol), phenylephrine (decongestant) and dextramethorphan (cough suppressant). There should be no interaction with saline nasal sprays, steroid nasal sprays, antihistamine nasal sprays. There would be no real reason to use a decongestant nasal spray as this would be redundant, but unlikely to be harmful. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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