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Use Of Nasal Sprays Or Drying Agents
I accidentally inhaled 1 sniff of isopropyl alcohol 95% and glycerine 5% (ear drying agent) instead of my saline nasal spray. I immediately flushed?
Should not be a: problem. 1 sniff will not hurt you. ...Read more
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
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
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
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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