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Using low dose afrin for chronic nasal stuffiness. What side effects are possible or probable?
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Dr. Malaika Witter Hewitt
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Rhin. Medicamentosa
Rhinitis medicamentosa is the long term result of nasal afrin dependency, in which the nose requires more frequent applications of the medication oxymetazoline to alleviate the congestion that is becoming tolerant to the drug.
This condition is one of a dry, crusted nose that bleeds regularly, and the cartilage is vulnerable to deterioration and perforation.

In brief: Rhin. Medicamentosa
Rhinitis medicamentosa is the long term result of nasal afrin dependency, in which the nose requires more frequent applications of the medication oxymetazoline to alleviate the congestion that is becoming tolerant to the drug.
This condition is one of a dry, crusted nose that bleeds regularly, and the cartilage is vulnerable to deterioration and perforation.
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