Our expert says:
"Over the counter decongestant nasal sprays containing oxymetazoline, xylometazoline, phenylepherine etc. (topical vacoconstrictors) temporarily reduce the size of the nasal turbinates, open the nasal passages and provide relief from nasal congestion etc. However when these are used for more than 3 consecutive days they cause rebound congestion. Rebound congestion is the result of abnormal hypertrophy (enlargement) and swelling of the nasal membranes. This blocks the nasal passages causing the nasal congestion and associated symptoms. This rebound congestion is temporarily relieved by using the offending nasal spray. Therefore a vicious cycle of dependency ensues."
One way to stop using it, is gradual weaning - You can gradually wean yourself off of the offending nasal spray by diluting the nasal spray with saline solution. This should be done gradually. Otherwise, you can slowly start to replace the drixine with EUPHORBIUM, a natural decongestant spray and STERIMAR, a saline solution.
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