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I believe I swallowed some sudafed nasal spray as it dropped through my nose into my throat, I am 18 years of age, Is this dangerous I'm worried now!

I believe I swallowed some sudafed nasal spray as it dropped through my nose into my throat, I am 18 years of age, Is this dangerous I'm worried now!

No: It gets absorbed anyways through your nasal cavity into your blood stream, read the instructions carefully and don't exceed recommended dosage, good luck ...Read more

Dr. Kristin Sokol
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Nasal Spray (Definition)

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I have etd (clicking on swallow, varying tinnitus) from last 6months, my doctor saying- go to the gym and use nasal spray. Is that the solution?

I have etd (clicking on swallow, varying tinnitus) from last 6months, my doctor saying- go to the gym and use nasal spray. Is that the solution?

Depends: If the problem is from an allergic cause, then a steroid nasal spray may help. Do note that it takes several days for nasal steroid to reach optimal effect. Be sure to aim the nozzle towards the lateral sides of the nose also. If the problem persists, then consider seeing an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Wake up every morning with thick stringy white mucus, partial stuffy nose. Difficult to swallow. On antihistamines and take nasal spray?

Wake up every morning with thick stringy white mucus, partial stuffy nose. Difficult to swallow. On antihistamines and take nasal spray?

Indoor allergy?: Frequently indoor allergies manifest as night time or morning symptoms of congestion, nasal discharge and post nasal drip. While medications are helpful (antihistamines and nasal sprays), allergy testing (for dust mite, mold, feathers, etc) to identify if there is a specific trigger could lead to avoidance measures resulting in improvement with less medications! ...Read more

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How can I prevent my nasal spray (Flonase) from dripping down my throat? Also, is it safe to swallow?

How can I prevent my nasal spray (Flonase) from dripping down my throat? Also, is it safe to swallow?

Good Technique: Practicing good technique will limit dripping: Close one nostril and put tip of spray nozzle in other nostril. Put just the tip into your nose, aim slightly away from center of nose. While sniffing gently, press down on spray nozzle once or twice. You'll feel a light mist in your nose. Breathe out through your mouth. Repeat in other nostril. Swallowing some of the spray is not dangerous. ...Read more

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Having trouble swallowing mucus and left ear is blocked, I'm on nasal spray For 6 months if that doesn't work got to see ENT, to long anything else?

Having trouble swallowing mucus and left ear is blocked, I'm on nasal spray For 6 months if that doesn't work got to see ENT, to long anything else?

Yes, go see an ENT: Or your physician. Make sure your left ear is not impacted with wax! Also to rule out other causes. Take some decongestant, histamine with expectorant to help with your mucus. Drink plenty of warm fluids to help thin out mucus. ...Read more

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Feels like water is constantly running from my nasal down my throat, always swallowing. What causes this? Already did the nasal spray & allergy meds

Feels like water is constantly running from my nasal down my throat, always swallowing. What causes this? Already did the nasal spray & allergy meds

See allergist: Advise that you consult an allergist. In the meanwhile, be sure to aim your rx nasal sprays towards the lateral (outside) wall of the nose. ...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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What is the vibrocil nasal spray used for?

What is the vibrocil nasal spray used for?

Allergies: Vibrocil is not available in the U.S. It is used for common colds, acute and chronic rhinitis, seasonal (hay fever) and non-seasonal allergic rhinitis, acute and chroniand c sinusitis, pre- and postoperative care, adjuvant in cases of acute ear infection. It is a.Combination antihistamine and phenylephrine (decongestant). ...Read more

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What is pitocin nasal spray?

What is pitocin nasal spray?

No longer available: This used to be available but was removed from the US market in 1995. The medication pitocin (oxytocin is the chemical) is used to help induce (initiate) labor in women and can help prevent bleeding after giving birth. There has been some data in the past that suggested intranasal (nose spray) Pitocin decreased stress hormone release in the elderly. ...Read more

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Is mupirocin nasal spray otc?

Is mupirocin nasal spray otc?

Mupiricin: Hello, mupiricin nasal is a rx medication. See your doctor for this medication. ...Read more

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Has anyone used astelin nasal spray?

Has anyone used astelin nasal spray?

Yes: I prescribe it to my patients quite often. I recommend it for patients that have allergic rhinitis and/or nasal congestion - often in conjunction with a nasal steroid spray. Together, they can work quite well for nasal symptoms of rhinitis. ...Read more

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Best nasal spray for post nasal drip?

Best nasal spray for post nasal drip?

No single best spray: Unfortunately, there's no single best spray for everyone in the States where HealthTap docs are located. It's even trickier to determine best spray for someone outside of States, in say UK. Saline sprays (salt water) are safe. Sinus rinses are fine as long as you don't use tap water. In States, some corticosteroid sprays are available OTC w/o prescription. Stay away from nasal decongestants sprays ...Read more

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Is flunosilide nasal spray a steroid?

Is flunosilide nasal spray a steroid?

Yes: Flunisolide is a nasal steroid spray, specifically a corticosteroid, (not the type that athletes and bodybuilders would abuse!) ...Read more

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Is over-the-counter nasal spray addictive?

Is over-the-counter nasal spray addictive?

YES: It is the worst! If you are, you need to see an allergist to help you get over your addiction. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever used salt water nasal spray?

Has anyone ever used salt water nasal spray?

Yes: Millions use some form of saline (salt water) spray through out the world. ...Read more

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Did you have problems with afrin nasal spray?

Did you have problems with afrin nasal spray?

Yes: Afrin spray is a powerful decongestant spray that makes blood vessels constrict. If used longer than a few days there may be a rebound effect causing more nasal congestion and ultimately can damage the nasal lining. ...Read more

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Can you use 1 year expired afrin nasal spray?

Can you use 1 year expired afrin nasal spray?

Yes: The potency possible will be less still only use 1-2 sprays per nostril. If it works great! There is no concern that it went sour or could harm you. ...Read more

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Can I mix dayquil and antiallergic nasal spray?

Can I mix dayquil and antiallergic nasal spray?

Allergy meds: If your antiallergic nasal spray is afrin or a similar medication, do not use it more than 3 days, you will get rebound congestion from it. You can mix dayquill with it, but again note the time limitation. ...Read more

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Which nasal spray should I buy for my allergies?

Talk with your doc: The best for nasal allergies is a corticosteroid nasal spray (flonase, nasonex, (mometasone) rhinocort, etc.) that must be prescribed by your doctor. These all work about the same, though some people may respond better to 1 vs another. Dryness can be helped by otc saline sprays. Otc nasal rinses (e.g. Neti pot) can help as well. Avoid using otc decongestant sprays for more than ~3 days at a time. See your md. ...Read more

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What is the correct way to use Flonase nasal spray?

What is the correct way to use Flonase nasal spray?

The following: If asking about the technique then refer to this link where it's explained nicely (too long to paste here): https://www. Drugs. Com/flonase.html

If asking in regards to dosage then either 1 puff/spray (50 mcg) in each nostril twice daily, or 2 puffs in each nostril once daily. ...Read more

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How should I beat my addition to afrin nasal spray?

Afrin (oxymetazoline): You should see an allergist to get you off your addiction and treat your underlying problem better ...Read more

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How many times in a day can I use afrin nasal spray?

Afrin (oxymetazoline): Can be used everu 10 to 12 hours (max twice a day) for three days (5 days at max). ...Read more

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How long will nasal spray withdrawal symptoms go on?

Several weeks: The abuse of over the counter nasal sprays results in rebound secondary to constricting the blood vessels and eventually overuse results in dilating those same blood vessels. This then leads to nasal obstruction secondary to swelling of the membrane. Recovery depends on the duration of time you have abused the spray. Topical or systemic steroids may help after stopping the spray. ...Read more

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Is drixine nasal spray similar to nasonex (mometasone)?

Is drixine nasal spray similar to nasonex (mometasone)?

Very different: Nasonex (mometasone) is a prescription nasal steroid spray to effectively treat nasal allergies in patients over 2 years old. It is the most effective treatment for nasal allergies and used on a regular basis. Drixine is available over the counter oxymetazoline, a nasal decongestant which works quickly but designed for short term use (less than 4-6 days) due to risk of rebound nasal congestion. ...Read more

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Block nose for 3 years. Using nasal spray. Please advice.?

Consultation needed: You should consult with an ENT who focuses on nose and sinus surgery. He will examine you in the office, possibly scope inside your nose and also may order a sinus ct. Then he will discuss your options. Possibilities include a deviated septum, large turbinates, severe allergies or nasal polyps. For more info go to www. Socalsinus. Com. ...Read more

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What are the long-term side effects of Zicam nasal spray?

What are the long-term side effects of Zicam nasal spray?

Increased congestion: Many of the Zicam nasal sprays contain nasal decongestants, similar to the afrin brand of nasal sprays. Topical nasal decongestant sprays are safe if used for a short period of time. If used for more than a few days, however, they can cause rebound congestion, which can become more severe than the original reason for using the spray. Never use for more than 3 days straight. ...Read more

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Is there a natural alternative for miacalcic nasal spray?

Is there a natural alternative for miacalcic nasal spray?

Osteoporosis: Miacalcin spray is prescribed for the treatment of osteoporosis. There is no natural alternative that I am aware of. However other "natural" things you can do that might help include: reduce caffeine and alcohol intake, get adequate dietary calcium and magnesium, make sure your Vitamin D level is adequate, and get regular exercise. ...Read more

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What kind of nasal spray and pills could I use if allergy?

What kind of nasal spray and pills could I use if allergy?

Allergy meds: Over-the-counter (otc)medications such as Allegra or zyrtec or their generic equilavents work well. Nasalcrom is an otc nasal spray which helps allergy but has to be used often (5x/day). Nasal saline spray is helpful also. It cleans the nose of allergens, like dust and pollen, and acts as a mild decongestant. If symptoms persist, they may not be allergy--see your doctor. ...Read more

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When you get a flumist nasal spray, can you go near a baby?

When you get a flumist nasal spray, can you go near a baby?

Yes: Passage of the attenuated flu virus in FluMist is quite unusual and not only not harmful if it does occur, but may be beneficial. ...Read more

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What can I do for stopped up sinuses other than nasal spray?

Stopped Up Sinuses: Nasal sprays are the most effective treatment for stopped up sinuses, commonly nasal steroid sprays and antihistamines. Saline flushes may also be helpful. If they are not working well, consider allergies or an anatomic problem. Sometimes, just lying down may lead to nasal congestion. Lots of causes: http://www. Twinlakesent. Com/sinus_disease. Html. ...Read more

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What side effects can you experience using omnaris nasal spray?

What side effects can you experience using omnaris nasal spray?

Steroid nasal spray: Make sure you use it right, directed away from the midline, towards ear inside the nasal cavity, don't exceed prescribed dose, that way you avoid side effects, usually dryness of the nasal septum and probably nose bleeds, helps if you irrigate nasal cavity with saline prior to use. Other side effects are rare, some are serious, others aren't, usually with long term medically unsupervised use, good luck ...Read more

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How come using nasal spray to clear my nose gives me headaches?

Referred pain: Nasal sprays can irritate the nerves in the nose and lead to pain. What is confusing is that often the pain is not felt in the nose but rather in the shoulders, neck, head and ears. This is known as referred pain. Try using an oral decongestant such as sudafed instead. ...Read more

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I used too much oxymetazoline hydrocloride (0.05%) nasal spray?

I used too much oxymetazoline hydrocloride (0.05%) nasal spray?

Limit use of spray: Use this nasal spray only every 12 hours or so to prevent "rebound dryness" and refractory congestion. ...Read more

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How do you aim your nasal spray in your nose how do you use it?

Nasal sprays: Nasal steroid sprays used for rhinitis should be used consistently (meaning every day). They do not work if you skip doses. Point them outward and back (like towards your ear on the same side you are spraying). Don't sniff too hard or the liquid will run down your throat. ...Read more

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Can I take oxymetazoline nasal spray and pseudophedrine together?

Can I take oxymetazoline nasal spray and pseudophedrine together?

Yes, short term: Oxymetazoline is a nasal decongestant spray that works quickly to decrease stuffy nose, but if used beyond 4-7 days may result in "rebound" nasal congestion and a person can become dependent upon it. Pseudoephedrine is an oral decongestant that is effective but has multiple side effects including increasing BP in those with hard to control high blood pressure, insomnia, dry mouth, and GI upset. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a saline solution and a nasal spray?

What is the difference between a saline solution and a nasal spray?

Several kinds: Commercially available saline nasal sprays, mists, drops or nasal saline lavage solutions also contain bicarbonate (sodium bicarbonate) for pH balance.
There are also many nasal sprays that are medicated with for example steroids, antihistamines, topical decongestants or even hormones and vaccines. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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