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Do medicine used to treat cold and flu duch as xylometazoline, neutralize the effect of prostate medications.
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the use if xylometazoline be extended if I only use it in one nostril at a time and switch between the two? Left in morning, right in evening etc
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
Could 6-7 year long xylometazoline abuse in theory cause systemic neurological symptoms. Such as non funtioning balance/vestibular organs?
What brand names exist for xylometazoline in the us? And which of those are over the counter? Parents are visting from abroad and are used to Otrivin
Discontinued in US: Check out http://healthcare.Utah.Edu/healthlibrary/related/doc.Php?Type=26&id=1620.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: But the former should not be used for more than 5 days consecutively else you may end up worse off. ...Read more
I just wanted to know can extended use of a nasal spray that contains xylometazoline hydrochloride cause glaucoma?
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
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
What happens after an overdose of Otrivin pediatric (xylometazoline hydrocloride), a nasal spray?
Can xylometazoline nasal spray be used together with beclometasone dipropionate nasal sprays? What if you use the two separately in two nostrils?
Yes: YYou can use them together. They work by different mechanisms. Use them each in both nostrils. ...Read more
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
Is Xylometazoline nasal spray available in the US (under what name)? Is it over-the-counter or prescription? How long can I use b4 rebound congestion?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer