Re: Nose Surgery - Deviated Septum
You don't mention what type of nasal spray you're using, but if it's Afrin or one with Oxymetazoline, the spray is the likely culprit. Regular use of decongestant nasal sprays for more than a few days causes "rebound congestion" and a dependence on the nasal spray (your nasal membranes swell to larger than their normal size once the spray wears off so you end up needing more spray just to keep them at the normal size).
You really need to get off of the nasal spray and should consider seeing a doctor about getting a steroid spray to help reduce the swelling.
Last edited by gcsjr; 09-17-2010 at 03:50 AM.