Allergies and Hives

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  1. 1 johndykersmddykerscom June 13, 2021 at 2:34 pm

    A new physiological observation; we breath through one dominant nostril at a time, and, as far as I know, it is not known how we switch back and forth. Nasal edema at night can be moved from side to side by turning in bed if not adequately controlled by medication. A trick for Aftrin nasal spray use; treat only one nostril at a time. This can be used to relieve Afrin (or any decongestant nasal spray) rebound blockage that you described; NO spray in one nostril until it has recovered; then breath though the healed nostril and allow the other to recover. By treating one nostril alternately to start with the patient may avoid overuse and still be comfortable.
    Sure miss phenolpropanolamine. It is a great decongestant. It does raise blood pressure, but the effect is minimal if dose is properly controlled. Removing it from the market is like many overreactions; e.g. prohibition because some people drive drunk.


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