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Doctor insights on: Use Of Nasal Sprays Or Drying Agents

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...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 does rynase aqua nasal spray do?

What does rynase aqua nasal spray do?

Rynase Aqua: Or rhinocort aqua, is a moisturized steroid nasal spray , used mainly to treat/control allergic/inflammatory conditions of the nasal cavity, active ingredient is budesonide, it is only a prescription strength medicine ...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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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?

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