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Old 11-23-2004, 10:10 AM   #1
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Question please help

Hi, I have really bad allergies, and recently have developed a pretty bad head cold. I was using afrin nasal spray and it worked for like 2 days then it stopped..i know you arent supposed to keep using it, but i foolishly used it for like a week once or twice a day. Now i feel like my head weighs a thousand pounds, and when i tried to blow my nose my ears made a popping sound and i got dizzy for about 1 minute. Has anyone experienced this? I am very worried, and my doc is not in today =/

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Old 11-23-2004, 10:30 AM   #2
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Re: Question please help

It Sounds To Me Like You Have A Sinus Infection. Same Thing Happened To Me On Different Occastions

Old 11-23-2004, 04:31 PM   #3
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Maybe not a sinus infection, but I would agree you are super congested...try some sudafed, hot showers, etc...get all that snot outta your sinuses.

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Re: Question please help

Yep, Sudafed according to the directions, steaming, fluids, Rhinaris pump spray, even nasal washing will help get the swelling down and keep you hydrated.

It could be a sinus infection now because of the chronic congestion.

I can relate because I was addicted to Otrivin for YEARS!

Only use Afrin or ilk at night to breathe while sleeping, and only one shot -- ONLY if you are super stuffed up.

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