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How long will nasal spray withdrawal symptoms go on?

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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Several weeks

The abuse of over the counter nasal sprays results in rebound secondary to constricting the blood vessels and eventually overuse results in dilating those same blood vessels.
This then leads to nasal obstruction secondary to swelling of the membrane. Recovery depends on the duration of time you have abused the spray. Topical or systemic steroids may help after stopping the spray.

In brief: Several weeks

The abuse of over the counter nasal sprays results in rebound secondary to constricting the blood vessels and eventually overuse results in dilating those same blood vessels.
This then leads to nasal obstruction secondary to swelling of the membrane. Recovery depends on the duration of time you have abused the spray. Topical or systemic steroids may help after stopping the spray.
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