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Doctor insights on: Use Of Nasal Sprays Or Drying Agents

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Dr. John McClay
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Nasal Spray (Definition)

Use of nasal sprays or "drying agents includes using any medication to ...Read more


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What are the affects of using nasal sprays?

What are the affects of using nasal sprays?

Opens nasal passages: Nasal sprays like afrin will temporarily open the nasal passages to make breathing easier but prolonged use will cause rebound clogging of the passsages---so only use for a short time. Saline sprays like ocean are far better for long term use. ...Read more

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How do I detox off nasal sprays?

How do I detox off nasal sprays?

Detox: I assume you are talking about the OTC decongestant nasal sprays. Continuous use of the decongestant nasal sprays actually makes the nasal congestion worse. First you have to get on other medications to help reduce the congestion and reduce the use of OTC decongestant nasal sparys and eventually discontiune all together ...Read more

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Do nasal sprays work for snoring?

Do nasal sprays work for snoring?

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 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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Where to buy melatonin nasal spray?

Where to buy melatonin nasal spray?

Online?: I have not heard much of people using nasal spray compared to those that use lozenge or oral tablet. ...Read more

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Does nasal spray contains mercury ?

Does nasal spray contains mercury ?

Which nasal sprays : Do u mean? Otc ones? Nasal steroids? The live virus influenza vaccine that is a nasal spray does not contain thimerosol (mercury). Thimerosol is used in multi-dose vial of injectable vaccine to prevent contamination & growth of bacteria or fungi. Apparently some nasal decongestants do contain thimerosol. ...Read more

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Can you use nasal spray and dayquil?

Yes: Follow instructions on packaging. If you have a heart condition or high blood pressure, consult your doctor. If the nasal spray is afrin, you should only use it for 3 days. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine nasal spray still made?

Is lidocaine nasal spray still made?

By compounding: I do not think it is commercially available but can be produced by a custom compounding pharmacy if your physician feels it is an appropriate drug for you. ...Read more

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Can i take a nasal spray and dayquil?

Can i take a nasal spray and dayquil?

Perhaps: Dayquil contains Acetaminophen (tylenol), phenylephrine (decongestant) and dextramethorphan (cough suppressant). There should be no interaction with saline nasal sprays, steroid nasal sprays, antihistamine nasal sprays. There would be no real reason to use a decongestant nasal spray as this would be redundant, but unlikely to be harmful. ...Read more

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Addicted to nasal spray, what do I do?

Addicted to nasal spray, what do I do?

See allergist: It is very easy to become "addicted" to the otc nasal sprays that contain oxymetazoline that are in afrin, neosyneprhine, etc. This is called rhinitis medicamentosa. Treatment can be challenging but through prescription nasal sprays and sometimes prednisone, an allergist or ENT doctor can assist you in getting off that spray! ...Read more

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Im addicted to nasal spray. Is this bad?

Im addicted to nasal spray. Is this bad?

YES.: Over the counter nose sprays, like afrin or neosynephrine, are damaging, inflamatory, and quite addictive. Three or 4 days, at most, with a bad cold, is ok, but beyond that, the nasal swelling 'rebounds', and we begin to use the spray more frequently, and get hooked. I start such patients on a nasal steroid spray, and a 10 day tapered course of an oral steroid, which always cures this addiction. ...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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Are any homeopathic nasal sprays effective?

Are any homeopathic nasal sprays effective?

For what?: These are often mixtures of multiple remedies given for temporary relief -- it's called "complex" homeopathy rather than classical (single remedy) homeopathy. Several are available for allergies and sinus complaints. Please be aware that these mixtures do not access the true strength of homeopathy because they are not individualized to you. Some people are helped, but better to individualize. ...Read more

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Can you really get addicted to nasal spray?

Somewhat: Nasal decongestant sprays can cause rebound nasal blockage if overused and require the use of more spray. It's called rhinitis medicamentosa. ...Read more

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Is it possible to be addicted to nasal spray?

Is it possible to be addicted to nasal spray?

YES!: Nose sprays with oxymetazoline, like afrin, causes great relief of stuffy nose, but it is addictive. If you use it, you should stop after 3 to 5 days. ...Read more

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What to do if i'm addicted to OTC nasal spray?

What to do if i'm addicted to OTC nasal spray?

Depends on what: Are the underlying problems. In some people, it is really a stimulant dependency, and chemical dependency treatment is really ncessary. In others, it is often enough to switch to nasal steroids, which do not produce dependency or stimulation and just stop nasal sprays (usually neosynephrine), and use oral equivalents which are not as re-inforcing. See an ENT doctor first, then mental health help. ...Read more

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How long should I keep using rhinolast nasal spray?

Seasonally: Are you taking it for seasonal allergies? If yes, take it as prescribed during seasons when you have allergies. You don't need to take it at times of year when you don't have allergy symptoms. Rhinolast controls allergy symptoms but it doesn't cure them so if you stop it during allergy season, your allergies will come back. If you have allergies all year round, you'll need to take it all year. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

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