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Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal

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How to use Nasal Sprays

Posted on July 3, 2010 at 5:09 AM

How to use Nasal Sprays.

Your doctor may have prescribed a nasl spray for a variety of reasons.

  • Check the expiry date
  • Shake the bottle well
  • Clear your nose before using the spray
  • When using the spray in the right side of the nose you can use the left hand [using the opposite hand gives you the best direction by default]and direct the nasal spray nozzle towards the right ear[ avoid directing it towards the central nasl septum]
  • Breathe out through your mouth .
  • When using the spray in the left side of the nose, use the right hand and direct the nozzle of the spray towards the left ear[avoid directing it towards the central nasal septum].
  • Use the nasl spray while taking in a deep breath[ inspiration].
  • Breathe out through your mouth .
  • Wash your mouth with water after using the sprays.
  • Use only as many puffs as directed by Dr Sonia
  • Use the recommended number of times.
  • Use for the number of days ,weeks or months advised.Some types of sprays take time to act and Dr Sonia may have discussed this with you so complete the recommended duration of treatment so that maximum benefit is obtained.
  • Long term use is harmful so do not self medicate yourself beyond the recommended duration

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Dr Sonia Suprabha Venugopal


Consultant ENT & Head & Neck Surgery

Sonia & Prateek's ENT Speciality Center,Sahakaranagar, Bangalore




ENT Specialist Bangalore

Categories: Nose and Sinuses, General, Paediatric ENT