They are non-addictive and do not cause any rebound congestion
Decongestant nasal sprays should be avoided, especially in the long term, as they can cause rebound congestion
and reduced efficacy over repeated use.
But relief provided by nasal spray decongestants comes at a price: the risk of rebound congestion
caused by overuse and, for some people, a vicious cycle of overuse and dependence that feels like an addiction.
However, repeated use can cause the mucosa to swell, which is known as rebound congestion
Treatments containing anti-histamines, such as Contac 400, can cause drowsiness, while some nasal sprays such as Otrivine can bring temporary relief, but they can often lead to rebound congestion
It is a rebound congestion
that is caused by the overuse of topical nasal decongestants.
If those are used more than three days, a person runs the risk of developing what they call rebound congestion
so that the longer they use it, as the drug wears off, the congestion comes back with a vengeance,'' he said.
Overusing decongestant nasal spray can make it lose its effectiveness and lead to rebound congestion
," said Peters, who treats patients at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and is an associate professor in medicine-allergy-immunology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
Overusing decongestant nasal spray causes it to lose its effectiveness and could even lead to rebound congestion
," she said.
If you overuse a decongestant nasal spray it can actually lose effectiveness and lead to rebound congestion
," said Peters.
Many of these products can be associated with unwanted side effects, including sedation, rebound congestion
, nervousness and insomnia.