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Olive Leaf Nasal Spray
Will exposed cartilage in the nostrils heal over time? It's from nasal spray use and trauma from blowing/picking. Using olive oil In nose. Will iheal
Usually: but only if you leave it alone. Any infection should also be treated. Be sure to aim your nasal sprays towards the side and not the middle of the nose. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more
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
I have a very sensitive nose & the haze in SG is pretty bad now. Is there anything I can do so my nose feels better? I am alr using nasal spray & wash
Rhinitis: You seem to have rhinitis for whatever reason, allergic or non allergic, your best bet, untill you see an ENT or allergist, is to use saline nasal wash as frequent as you can during those days, OTC antihistamines, avoid driving if it makes you drowsy, and probably OTC steroid nasal spray, but make sure you use it right , goodluck ...Read more
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