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Good to use visine in nose for nasal congestion?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: Visine

Close. Eyes, not nose.

In brief: Visine

Close. Eyes, not nose.
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Dr. Thomas Mchugh
Dentistry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Visine

Visine is a vasoconstrictor which may inadvertently relieve nasal congestion, but there are other products that are more reliable a designed for nasal congestion.
Please see a physician if you need a nasal decongestant on a regular basis.

In brief: Visine

Visine is a vasoconstrictor which may inadvertently relieve nasal congestion, but there are other products that are more reliable a designed for nasal congestion.
Please see a physician if you need a nasal decongestant on a regular basis.
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Dr. Matthew Goren
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

That wouldn't be such a great idea.

In brief: No

That wouldn't be such a great idea.
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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Why?

Likely would help, but not intended to be used this way.
There may be serious side effects through the sniffing & swallowing. Why not try afrin nasal spray, as directed, for your nasal congestion. This agent has a very effective topical decongestant (oxymetazoline) and is specific for nasal use. The vasoconstrictor effect of tetrahyrozoline found in visine is not to be used naslly or orally.

In brief: Why?

Likely would help, but not intended to be used this way.
There may be serious side effects through the sniffing & swallowing. Why not try afrin nasal spray, as directed, for your nasal congestion. This agent has a very effective topical decongestant (oxymetazoline) and is specific for nasal use. The vasoconstrictor effect of tetrahyrozoline found in visine is not to be used naslly or orally.
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology

In brief: Congestion

Perhaps saline nasal spray or an allergy medicine such as Claritin if you have allergies.
Visine is best for the eyes, although it does have preservatives that can irritate the eyes.

In brief: Congestion

Perhaps saline nasal spray or an allergy medicine such as Claritin if you have allergies.
Visine is best for the eyes, although it does have preservatives that can irritate the eyes.
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: No, terrible

Visine is a topical decongestant.
It will shrink blood vessels which in turn will improve nasal airflow temporarily however the nose will quickly become addicted to this medication and before long the nose will have no airflow at all unless using it. Stay away from it.

In brief: No, terrible

Visine is a topical decongestant.
It will shrink blood vessels which in turn will improve nasal airflow temporarily however the nose will quickly become addicted to this medication and before long the nose will have no airflow at all unless using it. Stay away from it.
Dr. David Astrachan
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