Get your health question answered instantly from our pool of 18000+ doctors from over 80 specialties
172 Doctors Online

By proceeding, I accept the Terms and Conditions

Dr. Andrew Rynne
MD
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

HCM Blog Instant Access to Doctors
HCM BlogQuestions Answered
HCM Blog Satisfaction

Can otrivin nasal spray be used frequently for blocked nose during pregnancy?

I am pregnant and its exactly 60 days. I have been using otrivin nasal spary -Xylometazoline for quite a month, now i got adict to the spray. I dont have cold or cough, still my nose blocks evry 6 hours and i need to spray otrivin to release my blocked nose. I tried shifting to Saline nasal sprays, but no use. I even came to know these sprays will cause rebound inflammation effect . Is it safe to use this spray ?. If not please give me some suggestions on how to stop this spray?. Also when my nose is blocked i completely feel unrest and could not breathe throw mouth, specially nights i cant sleep. Also I am worried about the fetel growth and will this affect the baby? Suggest me a solution.
Mon, 22 Sep 2014
Report Abuse
OBGYN 's  Response
Hello, avoid nasal spray as much as possible and take steam inhalation three to four times a day.
If not controlled then take tablet cetrizine and azithromycin to avoid infection.
In case you have any questions in future you can contact me directly on http://bit.ly/drmanishajain
I find this answer helpful
Disclaimer: These answers are for your information only and not intended to replace your relationship with your treating physician.
This is a short, free answer. For a more detailed, immediate answer, try our premium service [Sample answer]
Share on
 

Related questions you may be interested in


Recent questions on Xylometazoline


Can otrivin nasal spray be used frequently for blocked nose during pregnancy?

Hello, avoid nasal spray as much as possible and take steam inhalation three to four times a day. If not controlled then take tablet cetrizine and azithromycin to avoid infection. In case you have any questions in future you can contact me directly on http://bit.ly/drmanishajain