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Can Otrivin nasal spray be used for nose blockage in an infant?

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Posted on Mon, 15 Sep 2014
Question: My Son is 1 year old and his nose is blocked due to cold weather.
Pediatrician suggested Otriniz saline nasal solution but baby is not allowing to put drops in his nose. Can we use Otrivin Paediatric nasal spray(10ml)??.

Actually we bought this already but instructions are given only for 2-6 years for age only but nothing mentioned about below two year on the product. Please assist us.

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Answered by Dr. Arun (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
both are different

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for writing to us.
Otrinoz saline solution is different from otrinoz pediatric solution.
The saline solution is safe and it contains only salt water , no other medicines . It can be give even to new born babies . This is mainly given to open the blocked nose and helps in normal breathing
The pediatric solution contains decongestant , which can be given only above 2 year old.
So to answer your question, get otrinoz saline solution and give that only to your child.
Regards
Dr Arun
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Can Otrivin nasal spray be used for nose blockage in an infant?

Brief Answer: both are different Detailed Answer: Hi Thanks for writing to us. Otrinoz saline solution is different from otrinoz pediatric solution. The saline solution is safe and it contains only salt water , no other medicines . It can be give even to new born babies . This is mainly given to open the blocked nose and helps in normal breathing The pediatric solution contains decongestant , which can be given only above 2 year old. So to answer your question, get otrinoz saline solution and give that only to your child. Regards Dr Arun