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Use Of Nasal Sprays Or Drying Agents
Nasal sprays: Nasal sprays can be very effective at unclogging the nose. However some over the counter sprays like afrin can be habit forming and loose their effectiveness with chronic use. The best spray to use a lot is saline nasal spray. In some allergic conditions your physician can prescribe steroid spray or antihistamine spray and those work well. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes.: Yes, however the otc nasal decongestants can cause problems if used continuously. They cause what is termed, "rebound". People get used to the decongestant effects, and have to continue to use them. Prescription nasal sprays are much safer, if used as directed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Irritation: 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
I just found out the mountains behind where I lived as a kid were sprayed with agent orange, what do I do now?
See below: Us department of veterans affairs has studied this issue and recognized a number of disorders to be associated with agent orange exposure as detalied in the site below. http://www.publichealth.va.gov/exposures/agentorange/diseases.asp if you have any signs or symptoms pertinent to these disorders you should consut your doctor. If you are a veteran, seek care at a va facility. ...Read more
Administration: Just different ways to apply the medication. ...Read more
May help: Nasal corticosteroid sprays reduce inflammation in the nose. This may help reduce nasal congestion that leads to snoring. Snoring is caused by air flow blockages such as collapsing of walls of soft tissue around the throat, tongue blocking the throat, obesity with too much fat tissue around the neck making the airway narrow or nasal congestion with postnasal drip. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
If I have been told for over a year that I have post nasal drip and I have used drugs sprays etc and nothing works what do I do now? So annoying!
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
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