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Old 07-29-2010, 05:09 PM   #1
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Afrin does nothing?

Have tried 2 different Afrin products the past few days, but there is neither relief nor rebound congestion.
Have they changed their product recently?

 
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Re: Afrin does nothing?

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Have tried 2 different Afrin products the past few days, but there is neither relief nor rebound congestion.
Have they changed their product recently?
No, they haven't changed their product.

You wouldn't experience rebound congestion in just 2 days (unless you've been taking it daily for an extended period of time).

You don't mention why you were taking it so it's hard to guess as to why it didn't provide some relief.

 
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Old 07-30-2010, 12:38 PM   #3
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Re: Afrin does nothing?

Using Afrin for swollen turbinates.

The last time Afrin was used is 5 months ago with one spray instantly opening up the nasal passageway resulting in better breathing.

Now, using both ďAfrin No Drip Severe Congestion Nasal SprayĒ and ďAfrin Original Nasal SprayĒ with 3 sprays into each nostril nothing happens.

 
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Re: Afrin does nothing?

I'm not aware that Afrin is a treatment for swollen turbinates. A steroid spray would be the more likely one. But you may end up needing surgery. Are you seeing an ENT.

 
Old 07-30-2010, 03:34 PM   #5
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Re: Afrin does nothing?

Using Fluticasone as a steroid spray which was prescribed by my ENT, it seems to have a slow but effective anti-inflammatory effect. Donít expect Afrin to provide permanent treatment, but it would be nice to have normal breathing once in a while. Afrin did allow normal breathing several months ago but not anymore.

Though unlikely, could either Fluticasone or Nasalcrom be inhibiting Afrinís function?

 
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Re: Afrin does nothing?

While I am sure lots of people have used Afrin effectively, I'm afraid I'm never going to recommend it. I've seen what it can do to people - my sister, specifically, And odd that you should mention it, but Nasalcrom was invented as a tool to get people off Afrin. It's what my sister's doctor had her use for it. I definitely would not be taking them together!

 
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Re: Afrin does nothing?

Man as a kid, i know this may be hard to believe, but i was seriously addicted to Afrin. I tried it for the first time when i was like 12 or something when my nose was stuffed. It cleared it up good and i got the much needed relief i needed. I ened up using it longer than it was directed 6 days or something. After the bottle was done i keep buying another and another. Its like my nose felt clogged with out it. I think i went several weeks like that til i weened myself off. it was bad

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