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Using low dose afrin for chronic nasal stuffiness. What side effects?

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
Pediatrics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Nasal Stuffiness

Afrin (oxymetazoline) works wonders for stuffiness but the nose can become addicted quickly so it is advised to not use afrin (oxymetazoline) more than three days in a row.
See your doc. If you have not been allergy tested that would be helpful. Diet can lead to chronic stuffiness as well. You deserve a good evaluation.

In brief: Nasal Stuffiness

Afrin (oxymetazoline) works wonders for stuffiness but the nose can become addicted quickly so it is advised to not use afrin (oxymetazoline) more than three days in a row.
See your doc. If you have not been allergy tested that would be helpful. Diet can lead to chronic stuffiness as well. You deserve a good evaluation.
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Agree w Dr. Franz

Side effects of oxymetazoline may include: increased nasal congestion if used > 3 to 5 days, rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, blurred vision, insomnia, headache, dizziness, weakness, trembling, feeling nervous, sneezing & nasal dryness or burning.

In brief: Agree w Dr. Franz

Side effects of oxymetazoline may include: increased nasal congestion if used > 3 to 5 days, rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, blurred vision, insomnia, headache, dizziness, weakness, trembling, feeling nervous, sneezing & nasal dryness or burning.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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