Oxymetazoline

About "Oxymetazoline"

Oxymetazoline is a nasal decongestant used to open up blocked nasal passages during cold, sinusitis, and allergies. It opens up blocked nose by constricting the blood vessels in the nose.

Related Terms: Steam Inhalation, Xylometazoline, Decongestant, Paracetamol, Phenylephrine, Saline Nasal Drops, Viral Infection

Recently Answered Questions


I am using Nasivion daily for nasal congestion. Shall I continue the same?
Query: Hi doctor, I am 28 years old. I am using Nasivion 0.05% daily for around three to four times for the last 8 to 10 years. Also, I am allergic to many things. Please help me with this health issue.  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. We are happy to help you. First of all, please understand that Nasivion (Oxymetazoline) has a local vasoconstrictor as an active ingredient. It should not be used for more than four or five days continuously. You have been using it for 8 to 10 years. You are suffering ...  Read Full »
 
What precautions should I take if I tested positive for swine flu?
Query: Hello doctor, I have a very severe cold with a runny nose and a lot of cough and sneezing. I am taking Amoxicillin with Ibugesic plus for fever. Now, can I take any over-the-counter nasal spray which can give instant relief?  Read Full »
Dr. Mohammed Parvez
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The best home remedy will be to take a steam inhalation four to five times a day. Regarding the nasal spray, taking Nasivion nasal spray (Oxymetazoline), two sprays in each nostril, twice a day for three days might provide some relief. If your symptoms persist consult ...  Read Full »
 
Is it possible to take Actifed and Otrivine nasal drops together in a bypass patient?
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 60-year-old man. I have had a bypass operation 17 years back. I am on alpha and beta blockers. Is it possible to take Actifed and Otrivine nasal drops together?  Read Full »
Dr. Hafiz Muhammad Hassan Shoukat
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would suggest it is better to space these out at least two hours apart. Give a gap of two hours before taking other after taking one. Pseudoephedrine and Oxymetazoline have common alpha agonist activity, can increase, give a surge in BP, especially if your BP already ...  Read Full »
 
Please suggest medicines for cold, fever and ear pain.
Query: Hello doctor,I have a cold from one week. Today, I experienced ear pain and a fever of 99.6.  Read Full »
Dr. Anshul Varshney
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems you have developed upper respiratory tract infection. I usually, after examination, advice the following to my patients: Tablet Moxikind CV 625 (Amoxicillin and Clavulanic acid) twice daily for three days. Tablet Sinarest (Chlorpheniramine, Paracetamol, and P...  Read Full »
 
Kindly suggest some remedies for allergic sneezing.
Query: Hi doctor,My wife, who is 29 years old is having a cold allergy problem. She is suffering from countless sneezing from last two days with a watery eye and runny nose. The situation becomes worse when she touches any cold thing or touches cold water or in a dusty environment. Kindly suggest some reme...  Read Full »
Dr. Satyajit Jalinder Pawar
Medical Oncologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Can you please tell me regarding a few details as follows: Is this thing recurring every time or just isolated episode? Did she have any previous similar episodes? Any history suggesting viral infection like fever, malaise or a sore throat? Has she taken any tr...  Read Full »
 
My baby has loose motions and frequently vomits after a feed. Please help.
Query: Hello doctor, My 3-month-old baby is sick. He is not taking breastmilk but drinks a little water by spoon. He has loose motions. I have tried few medicines but he has not stopped vomiting frequently after feeding. I have tried giving antibiotics twice but it increased the loose motion and it does n...  Read Full »
Dr. Simy Mathew
Paediatrician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your child seems very fine because he has got a good weight gain. Now, coming over to your problems, your child is suffering from simple viral infection because multiple systems are involved like the respiratory and gastrointestinal tract. To deal with the resp...  Read Full »
 
What is the treatment for ear block due to cold?
Query: Hi doctor, I am taking antibiotics for my bad cold. My nasal passages and mucus are getting better. But, my left ear in which I had ear infection is still clogged. It has been clogged for four days and is really hard to hear through. I can pop my ear but then it goes back to clogged shortly after. P...  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The ear block is due to eustachian tube block that occurs during cold or upper respiratory tract infection. Due to the block middle ear ventilation and drainage are hampered. This causes the ear block feeling.You may follow these suggestions. Continue the antibiotics...  Read Full »
 
Why is Z-pak not helping my sinus infection?
Query: Hi doctor, I am a 41 year old female. I have been sick for almost a month now. I went to my doctor and he gave me Z-pak antibiotic for sinus infection. Normally, Z-pak makes me feel 100% better in a day or two after taking them. Instead of feeling better, I felt worse. I have completed all the Z-pak...  Read Full »
Dr. Salah Saad Shoman
Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The symptoms you are experiencing can be due to any of the following. Superadded bacterial infection that will require again an antibiotic, which is better to do a culture of the mucus to detect which antibiotic is suitable. The ongoing viral infection, which is usually s...  Read Full »
 
I need help for my rebound nasal congestion.
Query: Hi doctor, I am here to get help for rebound nasal congestion. Two years ago, I started using Oxymetazoline nasal spray for mild allergy. I continued using it because I thought my allergy is persistent. Recently, I realized that my problem is not an allergy but addiction to nasal spray. My symptom...  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You suffer from a condition called as rhinitis medicamentosa. As you have rightly understood, it is due to the prolonged uninhibited use of nasal decongestants. Repeated use of the same causes decongestion temporarily followed by rebound congestion inside the nose. ...  Read Full »
 
Other than earwax, what can cause clogged ear?
Query: Hello doctor, I had cold a few days ago. During that time, my ear was clogged. I originally thought that it was earwax, but I tried everything for earwax and it did not help. It has been a few days now and I am trying to find out what might be wrong. Please help.  Read Full »
Dr. Shyam Kalyan N
ENT Otolaryngologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. During an upper respiratory tract infection, like cold, the infection can rise up to ears through the eustachian tube that connects back of nose to middle ear. That is what has happened to you during the cold. It is called eustachian tube catarrh. You need a course of ...  Read Full »
 
 
 

 

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