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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

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How long can Zicam nasal spray be used for a congested sinus?

My sinus are so congested. I have all the symptom described here. I m using Zicam nasal spray and it helps for a while, but this is the second day and this says not to use more than 3 days. What next to help? I tried the netty pot, but really hurt and just seems to be filling up my head, not doing what its suppose to do.
Mon, 26 Feb 2018
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Hello,my name is Dr. Dorina Gurabardhi.
I understand your concern.
I suggest you not to use zicam nasal spray more than 3 days.
After that you can use:
-a saline nasal spray for few more days
-drink liquids
-Use a humidifier at home.
Hope it helps, kind regards!
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