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Old 07-26-2015, 12:48 AM
 
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I read that the first one is addictive. However, as long as it's taken for ONLY three days it's fine to take correct?

I know that saline is not medicated,but would it work as well as the medicated Oxymetazoline spray?

Also what would happened if the oxymetazoline is taken, even for the three days, but turns out it didn't need to be? What would it do to the nose?
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Old 08-02-2015, 01:15 AM
 
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Oxymetazoline can cause rebound congestion and you can become reliant on the medication to relieve chronic congestion after 3 days. It all depends on whats causing the problem in the first place?
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Old 08-02-2015, 01:26 AM
 
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Sea salt is the strongest natural antibiotic known to man, and if a saline solution made with sea salt won't clear your nasal congestion, try turning on the hot water tap in the shower and close the bathroom door until you're airways clear. If that doesn't do it, I'd use a couple of squirts of Dristan, but only as a last resort.

FWIW,


Mahrie.
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