Do you often use nasal sprays to obtain relief from nasal congestion? Have you ever felt helpless without your nasal spray when you have a cold? Well, then you need to think about what kind of nasal sprays you are using and their effects on your health.
Nasal sprays or nasal drops are available as over-the-counter or as prescription-only products. There are a variety of nasal sprays depending on your condition and your physician can suggest you the best treatment.
If nasal sprays and decongestant sprays are overused, they can have harmful effects and can even damage the nasal passage as in Rhinitis medicamentosa. Hence, it is important that you understand the usage of nasal sprays and follow your physician’s advice properly.
Written by: Dr. S. Singh
Edited by: S. Jha