Answers to Common Ear, Nose, and Throat Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about ear, nose, and throat health.

What are things a person should keep in mind when choosing the right nasal spray?

Before choosing any nasal spray, you should visit with your primary care provider to determine your diagnosis, according to Premier Health Specialists’ (PHS) physicians. 

Steroid nasal sprays can cause problems with the septum if not sprayed at the correct angle, according to PHS physicians. Other over-the-counter sprays, such as Afrin, cause a rebound effect that leads to overuse.

Saline nasal spray, which rewets the nasal cavity, is the best option for some people, according to PHS physicians. It can be used as needed and has no addictive qualities.

Talk to your doctor about your personal health and what is important for you to keep in mind when choosing a nasal spray.

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Source: Stewart Adam, MD, Premier ENT Associates; Jeffrey Adam, MD, Premier ENT Associates; Laura Tully, MD, Premier ENT Associates

Jeffery S. Adam, MD, FACS

Jeffery S. Adam, MD, FACS

Premier ENT Associates

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