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Help! 4mth preg..I just used Vicks Nasal Spray to unclog my nose. Very congested. I'm concerned if I did the right thing by using it. Is my baby ok?

Help! 4mth preg..I just used Vicks Nasal Spray to unclog my nose. Very congested. I'm concerned if I did the right thing by using it. Is my baby ok?

Likely ok: Unless you are using your nasal spray every hour, there is very little systemic absorption from the nasal spray to affect the fetus. However you should really talk to your doctor to get something more effective than Vicks which should not be used for more than a few days especially when you are still very congested. This condition is known as Rhinitis gravidarum likely related to hormones. ...Read more

Dr. John McClay
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Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Vicks sinex nasal spray together?

Can i take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and Vicks sinex nasal spray together?

For few days only: If you do not have heart problems and high blood pressure you may take for few days only. But i advice that you don't treat yourself by taking too much and too long over counter medications. ...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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What are the dangers of overusing nasal spray?

What are the dangers of overusing nasal spray?

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

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Is using nasal spray every day considered safe?

Is using nasal spray every day considered safe?

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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Why was nasal spray 4-way taken off the market?

?: This isn't the first time, several reasons: some Novartis products were cited byFDA and recalled, others claim that OTC decongestants in general were withdrawn, unlikely. At any rate alternatives are available/other generic brands please read the labels carefully. If you really suffer and need the 4 way or other decongestant more often, you better see an ENT/Allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org ...Read more

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What is the best way to stop using nasal spray?

What is the best way to stop using nasal spray?

Nasal spray: If it is otc nasal spray, see an allergist asap, if it is a prescribed nasal spray, consult an allergist about allergy shots.They may provide you with relief and minimize your dependence on medications. ...Read more

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What would be the best way to get off nasal spray?

What would be the best way to get off nasal spray?

Nasal spray: I assume you are referring to an over the counter decongestant nasal spray that is very addictive if used more than 3 days. You need to see an allergist, you probably need a medicated nasal spray to alleviate the rebound congestion you have developed, you may need oral steroids and do not touch this stuff ever again. ...Read more

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How to show sitter to use nasal spray the correct way?

How to show sitter to use nasal spray the correct way?

Spray laterally: The correct method of using a nasal spray is to insert the opening of the spray bottle and pointing the intranasal spray toward the eye, in other words, up and toward the side of the nose. In this manner the spray will make contact with the tissue in the lateral wall of the inside of the nasal mucosa. The spray usually should not be sprayed straight back. Incidentally, what spray are you using? ...Read more

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What to do if I took overdose of nasal spray by accident?

What to do if I took overdose of nasal spray by accident?

What kind?: and whether you exceeded the dosage or the duration? At any rate no harm done, just revert to your regular schedule, or discontinue the medicine if you're done with the recommended time, take care ...Read more

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Is there any problem to use FlUTICONE-FT nasal spray daily?

Is there any problem to use FlUTICONE-FT nasal spray daily?

NO: You can use inhaled corticosteroids 1-2 times daily depending on the dose and your primary care physician's instruction. But for the most part it is used daily not as needed. ...Read more

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Would it be abnormal that my nasal spray is very painful to take?

Would it be abnormal that my nasal spray is very painful to take?

Stop It: 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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The nasal spray expired 4 years ago. Would it still be safe to use?

The nasal spray expired 4 years ago. Would it still be safe to use?

Expiration: In general, recommend against use of expired medications. ...Read more

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Can i take a loretadine 10mg pill and use a nasal spray at the same time?

Can i take a loretadine 10mg pill and use a nasal spray at the same time?

Depends: Loratadine can be taken with nasal saline spray, nasal cortisone spray ( Nasonex, (mometasone) Flonase); however, if using a 12 hr. decongestant spray, you can only use the spray for 2-3 days, then stop. ...Read more

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Are anhistamimes nasal spray safe to take? And does it work more effective then oral anhistamimes

Are anhistamimes nasal spray safe to take? And does it work more effective then oral anhistamimes

Yes: They are safe, whether they are better than oral antihistamines is a clinical judgement/patient experience, ask the doctor who will prescribe it for you, good luck ...Read more

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I used nasal spray which is 3 months expired! I didn't realise till after! It seems to have worked though but do I need to worry?

No: Most medications have expiration dates because of regulation (it also makes people buy more). They usually don't lose effectiveness or become dangerous. There are always exceptions but you'll be fine. ...Read more

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I was woundering i have nasal spray that expired on 11-2012 and it was a OTC is it still safe for use and if not why? I read online sometimes its ok.

I was woundering i have nasal spray that expired on 11-2012 and it was a OTC is it still safe for use and if not why? I read online sometimes its ok.

Lose Potency: I would definitely get an updated spray if it expired back in 2012. As medications sit over time they tend to loose their potency and are not as effective. Its not that the medication is dangerous to use, its just that it will be a waste of your time to use it because the spray won't be as effective as a new one. ...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

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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