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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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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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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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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 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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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