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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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Why my doctor asked me to use 1.steroid nasal spray 2.saline nasal spray after septoplasty splint removal. Pls state the usage differences in context.

Why my doctor asked me to use 1.steroid nasal spray 2.saline nasal spray after septoplasty splint removal. Pls state the usage differences in context.

I think:: Steroid nasal spray: to reduce the inflammation after surgery.
Saline solution: to keep your mucosa moisturized and prevent the dryness caused by the inhaled steroids
so you can breath! ...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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What is the difference between a saline nasal spray and salt water?

What is the difference between a saline nasal spray and salt water?

Same principle: Saline nasal spray is salty but more diluted, in salt water concentration is different and you can customize it by increasing salt, which isn't recommended, would be much irritating ...Read more

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Can I use saline nasal spray if I have a permanent hole in my eardrum?

Can I use saline nasal spray if I have a permanent hole in my eardrum?

No: It not only cause you to become very dizzy but may introduce an infection into your middle ear. Have you talked to an ENT to find out if the perforation can be repaired? ...Read more

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Is there a difference between saline nasal spray and nasonex (mometasone)?

Nasonex (mometasone) vs saline: Saline nasal spray is a non-prescription preparation that is useful to reduce nasal congestion and thin mucus. Nasonex (mometasone) is a prescription nasal anti-inflammatory (steroid) spray use alone or in combination with other nasal sprays or oral medication to treat conditions like seasonal and year-round allergies and vasomotor rhinitis. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me how saline nasal spray and nasal decongestant differ?

Can you please tell me how saline nasal spray and nasal decongestant differ?

Salt water vs med: Nasal saline spray is a physiological salt solution which has the same salt content present in your blood. It is thus gentle enough to bathe, coat or rinse your nasal passageways without causing harm. Nasal decongestant sprays cause shrinkage of blood vessels thus reducing nasal congestion and also drying up the nose. Repeated use of decongestants is harmful to your nasal mucosal linings, avoid it! ...Read more

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Is it safe to use non-medicated saline nasal spray every day on a 4 year old?

Is it safe to use non-medicated saline nasal spray every day on a 4 year old?

Yes: I often recommend it for those with significant nasal congestion due to allergies, irritants, colds, etc. It is much more helpful than most meds used for colds or congestion. ...Read more

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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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Is a saline nasal spray safe to use with asthma and allergies? Thanks.

Absolutely: Saline irrigation of the nose is safe and effective. I encourage all my nasal allergy patients to rinse their nose. There are also non=allergic forms of nasal disease as well as chronic sinusitis, where nasal irrigation is crucial. ...Read more

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What are good ways for me to fix a dry nose and sinuses besides saline nasal spray?

Hydration: Drinking plenty of fluids and a humidifier can help. Also, nasal saline irrigations and topical gels can also help. ...Read more

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Can you cause problems if you use a saline nasal spray too much? Using it on a 16mth old with chesty cough trying to clear phlegm

Can you cause problems if you use a saline nasal spray too much? Using it on a 16mth old with chesty cough trying to clear phlegm

Maybe: I can't say I have ever seen it happen. Most parents do not do it as often as the kid needs or as vigorously as they need. Since a small kid needs the mucous debris removed to effectively use their nose, it is one of the few treatments that can make a real difference. Cold meds often thicken mucous producing a negative effect. ...Read more

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Nasal Spray (Definition)

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Seamist (Definition)

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