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Do medicine used to treat cold and flu duch as xylometazoline, neutralize the effect of prostate medications.

Do medicine used to treat cold and flu  duch as xylometazoline, neutralize the effect of prostate medications.

YES: Many decongestants can cause bladder neck tightness and counteract prostate medications. Talk to your doctor to see if it is safe to stop the decong. Or change to one with less side effects. ...Read more

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For 5 years I was addicted to xylometazoline, don't use it almost a year, but still have medicamental rhinitis. Can it be cured besides surgery?

For 5 years I was addicted to xylometazoline, don't use it almost a year, but still have medicamental rhinitis. Can it be cured besides surgery?

Possibly: What people in your situation have is severe congestion due to inflamed turbinates. There is an office procedure that can be done to help you breath better (somnoplasty or coblation). But if you also have a deviated septum then that usually requires an outpatient surgery (septoplasty) as well. ...Read more

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M57, is there any role of xylometazoline nasal solution in combating persistent flu/cold which has caused sinusitis as well. ?

M57, is there any role of xylometazoline nasal solution in combating persistent flu/cold which has caused sinusitis as well.   ?

This medicine is: Only good when taken for short duration ( three days ) if you take it more than that you will experience rebound congestion which is more pronounced than the original . My suggestion is avoid use of zylomethazoline or afrin . There are safer medicine you can try including saline nasal spray , lortadine , steroid nasal spray . If symptom persists , see your doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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Could 6-7 year long xylometazoline abuse in theory cause systemic neurological symptoms. Such as non funtioning balance/vestibular organs?

Could 6-7 year long xylometazoline abuse in theory cause systemic neurological symptoms. Such as non funtioning balance/vestibular organs?

NO: The abuse/habituation leads only to severe nasal obstruction (rebound) which is unlikely to cause any NEUROLOGIC damage ..(although balance is an inner ear problem and that area is affected (temporarily) by nasal (eustacian tube) blockage!

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Can I use otrivin (Xylometazoline chl) and flomist nasal spray together?

Can I use otrivin (Xylometazoline chl) and flomist nasal spray together?

Yes: But the former should not be used for more than 5 days consecutively else you may end up worse off. ...Read more

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What to do if overdose of Otrivin paediatric(xylometazoline hydrocloride) a nasal spray ?

What to do if overdose of Otrivin paediatric(xylometazoline hydrocloride) a nasal spray ?

See doctor: In order to wean you off of nasal decongestant spray, a course of nasal steroid and even oral steroid may be needed. See your doctor. ...Read more

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I just wanted to know can extended use of a nasal spray that contains xylometazoline hydrochloride cause glaucoma?

I just wanted to know can extended use of a nasal spray that contains xylometazoline hydrochloride cause glaucoma?

Not likely a problem: Ask your ophthalmologist to clarify the type of glaucoma you have, and if it is an open angle form (most common), then the nasal antihistamine is not likely to elevate your eye pressure (which is the biggest risk factor causing glaucoma). ...Read more

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I have inflamed turbinates and was given a 10 day course of steroid spray plus xylometazoline spray (0.05%) with irrigation. Twice daily. Is that ok?

I have inflamed turbinates and was given a 10 day course of steroid spray plus xylometazoline spray (0.05%) with irrigation. Twice daily. Is that ok?

Surgery may not help: I am a doctor who suffered for years with sinus problems.I have a deviated nasal septum.I had done atleast 40-50 courses of abx .Now do the following: 1.Avoid anything cold. 2.no soda. 3.use Sovereign Silver spray when I feel like I am getting another attack.its safe and natural. 4.I use VICKS topically . 5.use a humidifier at night 6.drink lots of water. 7. Xyomet causes reflex swelling ...Read more

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When I use Xylometazoline, my nose becomes clear. But without it it's difficult to brearhe. Suffering from flu for 10 days & using xylo for 3 days once only at bed time. Will it be problem continue using this med? Or what to do to get rid of it?

When I use Xylometazoline, my nose becomes clear. But without it it's difficult to brearhe. Suffering from flu for 10 days & using xylo for 3 days once only at bed time. Will it be problem continue using this med? Or what to do to get rid of it?

Stop the Xylo: or you will end up with "rebound congestion"- a worsening due to chemical. I advise a 24 hr antihistamine ( Zyrtec or Claritin ) PLUS the daily use of an nasal inhaled steroid spray: Flonase or Nasacort. For viral infections:Force fluids x 8-10 glasses/day of electrolyte rich fluids (Powerade, Gatorade, Vitamin Water, G) and 4-6 bowls/day of broth, bullion, consume or soup. Hot steam showers 3-4 times/day. Nasal saline, Tylenol as needed, Robitussin DM or Mucinex DM as needed. Zinc lozenges and dark brown honey 4 times/day. Rest. Warm water gargles 4-6 times/day.
If not hypertensive OK to use a 12-hour nasal decongestant spray, followed by nasal saline spray, warm water gargles or neti pot. Carefully monitor temperature every 4-6 hrs. ...Read more

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What happens after an overdose of Otrivin pediatric (xylometazoline hydrocloride), a nasal spray?

What happens after an overdose of Otrivin pediatric (xylometazoline hydrocloride), a nasal spray?

Call poison control: It really depends on what you mean by 'overdose'.. asking a question here is likely not what you should be doing. Contact poison control. One may experience fainting, low heart rate, among other things. ...Read more

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Nasal mucus. Doesnt seem to stop. Taking a nasal spray with xylometazoline for temp relief. Any thing that can cure it permanently. Its not allergy.

Nasal mucus. Doesnt seem to stop. Taking a nasal spray with xylometazoline for temp relief. Any thing that can cure it permanently. Its not allergy.

How?: Need to see your doctor to get checked out. I don't know how you knew that the problem was not related to an allergy. The spray you are using should not be used for more than 5 days continuously or you may end up with nasal congestion. The spray also does not reduce runny nose , only congestion. An allergist may be the one you need to see. ...Read more

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M57, do you approve usage of nasal decongestant xylometazoline;antiallergic cetirizine;antibiotics as holistic approach to combat resistant flu/cold ?

M57, do you approve usage of nasal decongestant xylometazoline;antiallergic cetirizine;antibiotics as holistic approach to combat resistant flu/cold ?

Let's be clear: Antibiotics won't help a cold which is caused by viruses. They'll just give you diarrhea. Afrin spray can dry you up but never use for >72 hours or you'll get rebound nasal congestion with nasal blockade and misery! Cetirizine is excellent for allergy but has minimal benefit for a cold. None of the above would be considered "holistic". ...Read more

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What is a "medication HA"?

What is a "medication HA"?

I think: Medication headache....a type of frequent or daily headache. I'm not positive though. Need to see what the context the phrase was used. ...Read more

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