How To Use A Nasal Spray?

How do you properly use nose spray?

Steps for using a pump bottle

  • Gently blow your nose to clear it of mucus before using the medicine.
  • Remove the cap.
  • Tilt your head forward slightly.
  • Hold the pump bottle with your thumb at the bottom and your index and middle fingers on top.
  • Squeeze the pump as you begin to breathe in slowly through your nose.

Why can you only use nasal spray for 3 days?

Decongestant nasal sprays (DNSs) provide immediate relief by shrinking swollen blood vessels in your nasal passages. This reduces the inflammation and helps you breathe easier. DNSs are supposed to be used for a maximum of three days. If you use them longer than that, they can cause rebound congestion.

How often can you use saline nasal spray?

What is the dosage for sodium chloride-nasal spray? The recommended dose for relieving nasal congestion and dryness is 2 sprays per nostril as needed. When used as a pretreatment prior to administering nasal steroids the recommended dose is 1 spray per nostril 2 to 6 times daily.