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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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Can nose drops treat a stuffy nose?

Can nose drops treat a stuffy nose?

Stuffy nose : The otc drops like afrin (oxymetazoline) can backfire with a nasty rebound effect. Check with an ENT to diagnose and treat the causes of your congestion... Allergy, nose sprays, infections, deviated septums, polyps, tumors etc. Etc.Na. ...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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Could I use saline nasal spray for a runny nose?

Could I use saline nasal spray for a runny nose?

Yes, but...: There's no harm in using a nasal saline spray. If it helps your runny nose, it's fine. ...Read more

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Nasal saline in eyes now eye are red?

Flush: Blinking and flushing your eyes with eye drops might help. If the redness doesn't get better then it might be a good idea to get checked by an eye doctor. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can afrin (oxymetazoline) nose spray help unplug my ears?

Can afrin (oxymetazoline) nose spray help unplug my ears?

It can: Be careful! use of afrin (oxymetazoline) for longer than 3 days can result in rebound congestion that's hard to get rid of. Oral decongestants like Pseudoephedrine are safer and can also unblock your ears if they are blocked because your eustachian tubes are blocked. ...Read more

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Will a saline nasal spray help stopped up allergy ears?

Will a saline nasal spray help stopped up allergy ears?

Possibly: Nasal saline is a mild decongestant so it may be beneficial to use in patients with ear congestion from allergies. ...Read more

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Had sinus problem used nose spray saline spray issue with smelling nose dry nose feels heavy nostril swollen have mucus nose not open see allergist?

Dr. Al Hegab Dr. Hegab
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Had sinus problem used nose spray saline spray issue with smelling nose dry nose feels heavy nostril swollen have mucus nose not open see allergist?

Allergist or ENT: Your nasal symptoms can very well be due to the drugs you are on, lexapro, geodon (ziprasidone) or trazodone, all can cause dry mucus membranes hence dry nose, trazodone can cause nasal congestion too, when seen please mention that you're on those medicines, meanwhile, please keep using saline nasal wash liberally, for an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck, ...Read more

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Can you take saline nose spray and flonase?

Can you take saline nose spray and flonase?

Yes: If you take the Flonase about 15 to 30 minutes after the saline irrigation, that would be acceptable. You do not want to take the Flonase immediately after the saline because you would dilute the effect of the topical nasal steroid (flonase). In addition, you should not take the saline immediately after the Flonase because you would dilute the steroid. ...Read more

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Can post nasal drip on 7mo cause coughs? Started w/runny nose. Humidifier, saline & bulb syringe used. Cough AM & PM. Bronchiolitis risk? Nebulizer?

Can post nasal drip on 7mo cause coughs? Started w/runny nose. Humidifier, saline & bulb syringe used. Cough AM & PM. Bronchiolitis risk? Nebulizer?

Yes: A post nasal drip can and commonly does cause a cough. Bronchiolitis is from lower airways (lungs). It is important for her pediatrician to listen and determine where the cough is coming from. The treatments are dramatically different. ...Read more

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Nasal inflammation saline. Good?

Nasal inflammation saline. Good?

Absolutely: One function of the nose is to trap large particles from getting into the lung. Saline irrigation of the nose restores humidity, helps clear thick secretions and crusting, also removes pollen and other substances that stick to the lining of the nose. ...Read more

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Will a saline aerosol spray help my dry nose and pressure on sinuses?

Will a saline aerosol spray help my dry nose and pressure on sinuses?

Yes: Saline nasal spray is a very effective moisturizer that, if used frequently, will help in alleviating any sinus obstruction. During the winter and known allergy season, i recommend one use the saline nasal spray every 30 minutes during waking hours. See your doctor, however, if the sinus pressure remains or worsens as this could indicate an infection. ...Read more

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Can nose sprays cause bloody nose?

Can nose sprays cause bloody nose?

Yes: They can irritate the tissue and steroid sprays can thin the nasal lining. Both cases result in increased risk of bloody nose. ...Read more

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Is it safe to drop mother milk after a child stops running nose instead of using saline drops as saline drops make the nose dry.

Is it safe to drop mother milk after a child stops running nose instead of using saline drops as saline drops make the nose dry.

Sure: Sure this is safe, breast milk will not harm your child in any way. If you were putting this just around the outside of the nose where it is irritated, then this might not be a bad idea, since breastmilk has such healing properties. I would not squirt the stuff up his nose. Can you remember the last time you laughed really hard while drinking milk and had milk come out your nose? not helpful ...Read more

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I am experiencing nasal congestion (stuffiness), runny nose, nasal drainage, difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) , bloody nose, sneezin...

I am experiencing  nasal congestion (stuffiness), runny nose, nasal drainage, difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) , bloody nose, sneezin...

How long?: If these have been present for months or years, you likely have an allergic condition. If they have been present for less than a week, it is likely from a cold. For the congestion try an OTC decongestant spray but for no more than 5 days maximum- else you will likely end up with more problems. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more