If your doctor has prescribed you nasal spray for symptoms related to allergies, such as an itchy, runny, stuffy, or otherwise irritable nose and/or eyes, then this can be a great medication to help relieve these symptoms. However, in order for you to get the most effective use out of the nasal spray, it is crucial that you use it properly. This article will discuss 3 tips for using your nasal spray.
Clean Your Nasal Applicator
One important thing that you are going to want to do is to clean your nasal applicator regularly. This applicator is going to be put inside of your nose each day, sometimes multiple times, so it is very important that you keep it as clean as possible. To clean your applicator, you are simply going to want to remove the dust cap and then the applicator, and wash both with warm water. You will then need to allow them to dry completely before reattaching them to your nasal spray bottle. If your nasal applicator gets a clog in it, you will want to avoid blowing it out to remove the clog; rather, soak it in warm water until the blockage is broken down and dislodged.
Only Use It For The Allotted Sprays That It Has
When you are given your nasal spray, it will likely have a certain number on it. This number indicates the amount of sprays in the bottle that have medication in them. It is very important that you take note of this number initially, and then also count the number of nasal sprays that you use. If your nasal spray is still spraying, even after the allotted amount of sprays have been reached, you should discontinue using it. There is a good possibility that these sprays don't have the proper amount of medication, if any at all, in them.
Never Share Your Nasal Spray
Something that should be very common sense for most people, but sometimes isn't, is the fact that you shouldn't share your nasal spray. The nozzle on your nasal spray has been put in your nose on several different occasions. This means that it has your germs all over it, and these are likely germs that you don't want to share. Also, because the nasal spray comes with an allotted number of sprays in it, you are going to need each and every one of these for your own use.