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What could cause the awful burning sensation after using sudafed nasal spray?
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Dr. Bernstein Joel
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Common
A topical over the counter nasal spray is usually an Alpha agonist and causes vaso-constriction of the blood vessels of the nose.
This initially leads to a narrowing of the blood vessels and a more patent nasal airway. It is not unusual to have a burning sensation for a few seconds. If the burning lasts longer, you may be using the spray too long. Consult an ENT doctor for a proper diagnosis.

In brief: Common
A topical over the counter nasal spray is usually an Alpha agonist and causes vaso-constriction of the blood vessels of the nose.
This initially leads to a narrowing of the blood vessels and a more patent nasal airway. It is not unusual to have a burning sensation for a few seconds. If the burning lasts longer, you may be using the spray too long. Consult an ENT doctor for a proper diagnosis.
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