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What are the long-term side effects of Zicam nasal spray?

What are the long-term side effects of Zicam nasal spray?

Permanent damage: Zicam zinc based nose sprays have been implicated in a number of reports of permanent or semi-permanent loss of smell. I would just stay away from it. ...Read more

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Dr. John McClay
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Nasal Spray (Definition)

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How long can I use Zicam allergy nasal spray for?

How long can I use Zicam allergy nasal spray for?

Recall concern: Fda posted a warning concerning intranasal zinc ..."while zicam also makes zinc-containing oral cold remedies, these are not subject to this warning because the development of anosmia appears to be related to the intranasal application of zinc." anosmia is the liss of smell. You should consult your physician regarding this warning. ...Read more

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Rebound effect Zicam sinus relief nasal spray 3 days in a row?

Rebound effect Zicam sinus relief nasal spray 3 days in a row?

Beware!: Otc decongestant sprays such as zicam, afrin, etc (oxymetazoline) can definitely cause rebound congestion typically after 5 to 7 days of use. This condition is called rhinitis medicamentosa, and long-term use of such medications can be difficult to treat. For severe cases, an allergist or ENT physician can recommend weaning protocols in conjunction with proper rhinitis therapy. ...Read more

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Can zicam nasal spray really make u loose your sense of smell? If yes is it Irreversible?

Can zicam nasal spray really make u loose your sense of smell? If yes is it Irreversible?

Yes and ? permanent: According to the FDA warning earlier in 2009, Zicam can cause long lasting loss of sense of smell and can be permanent. Kindly avoid using it, many other remedies are available, ask your doctor ...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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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

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Does nasal spray contains mercury ?

Which nasal sprays : Do u mean? Otc ones? Nasal steroids? The live virus influenza vaccine that is a nasal spray does not contain thimerosol (mercury). Thimerosol is used in multi-dose vial of injectable vaccine to prevent contamination & growth of bacteria or fungi. Apparently some nasal decongestants do contain thimerosol. ...Read more

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Can you use nasal spray and dayquil?

Can you use nasal spray and dayquil?

Yes: Follow instructions on packaging. If you have a heart condition or high blood pressure, consult your doctor. If the nasal spray is afrin, you should only use it for 3 days. ...Read more

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Is lidocaine nasal spray still made?

Is lidocaine nasal spray still made?

By compounding: I do not think it is commercially available but can be produced by a custom compounding pharmacy if your physician feels it is an appropriate drug for you. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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