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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

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 is the correct way to use saline nasal spray?

Varies: Isotonic saline spray can be used several times a day to flush out offending pathogens and allergens. Saline irrigations, especially if hypertonic, should be used on an intermittent basis. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use saline nasal spray for a six week baby?

Is it safe to use saline nasal spray for a six week baby?

Yes: I use it from birth forward, as long as baby needs it to clear their nasal passages. ...Read more

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4 month old baby has a bad cough. I've tried hot steamy bathroom, humidifier, saline nasal spray. How long will it take to go away?

4 month old baby has a bad cough. I've tried hot steamy  bathroom, humidifier,  saline nasal spray. How long will it take to go away?

It depends.: If saline & suctioning isn't helping and you've tried steam and cool mist, it souns like it's time to see the doctor. There are so many causes for cough, each needing different management, that there's no way to know how long it'll last without examining him. I hope he feels better soon! ...Read more

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What is the treatment for saline nasal spray overdose?

What is the treatment for saline nasal spray overdose?

No such thing: I can't imagine an overdose of steroid nasal spray. I have some patients flush with half a liter of saline twice a day. ...Read more

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What is the correct way to use saline nasal spray?

Varies: Isotonic saline spray can be used several times a day to flush out offending pathogens and allergens. Saline irrigations, especially if hypertonic, should be used on an intermittent basis. ...Read more

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Is saline nasal spray for a 2 month olld over the counter?

Is saline nasal spray for a 2 month olld over the counter?

In a different form: Yes, nasal saline is available for such a young child, but typically is sold as "saline drops" or something similar. Little Noses sells on such type, and there are others. For a little two month old, I'd look for nasal saline drops, rather than spray. ...Read more

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Ocean premium saline nasal spray ok for kids?

Ocean premium saline nasal spray ok for kids?

One of many: There are many balanced nasal, saline products available. I find an ample supply of generics at the dollar store. Most are equivalent in effectiveness. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for saline nasal spray overdose?

No such thing: I can't imagine an overdose of steroid nasal spray. I have some patients flush with half a liter of saline twice a day. ...Read more

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Can I use saline nasal spray and Flonase at same time?

Can I use saline nasal spray and Flonase at same time?

Not a good idea: You will dilute the Flonase nasal spray and it is not a good idea.Flonase is a nasal steroid which has anti inflammatory properties and delivers a certain amount of steroid dose and it does take some time to work and saline will dilute that dose ...Read more

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Nasal Spray (Definition)

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Seamist (Definition)

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