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Has anyone used Afrin type nasal spray to unclog their child's nose?

Posted by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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My poor son has a super congested nose. I know that you shouldn't use the stuff for more than three days. Nothing else is working though. It says you can use it for kids over 6. I am just wondering if anyone has tried it and how it worked for them.

by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:32 AM
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jmp1279
by Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:34 AM

when my kids get stuffy i usually just run a steam humidifier

sometimes a saline kids nasal spray

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Jynnifer292
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:36 AM

 

Quoting jmp1279:

when my kids get stuffy i usually just run a steam humidifier

 I tried that. It didn't help much. :(

jmp1279
by Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:38 AM

how old is ur son?

Matriarch87
by Bronze Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:38 AM
For your situation I have no advice but I did use it once out of desperation. It worked and he finally could breathe.
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redheadstar
by Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:39 AM

No,  I have a severly autistic child who always has stuffy nose, if it lingers over a week I take him to the Doctors,  but try a steamy shower or saline nose spray,,its probaly better than Afrin.

Jynnifer292
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:40 AM

 

Quoting jmp1279:

how old is ur son?

 9

Jynnifer292
by on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:43 AM

 

Quoting redheadstar:

No,  I have a severly autistic child who always has stuffy nose, if it lingers over a week I take him to the Doctors,  but try a steamy shower or saline nose spray,,its probaly better than Afrin.

 I have done the steam and saline but it didn't do much. He has been congested forever. We have been to the doctor a couple of times. He had antibiotics once for a sinus infection. This crap just won't quit.

jmp1279
by Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:43 AM

than if it was me i would give it a try 

Quoting Jynnifer292:

 

Quoting jmp1279:

how old is ur son?

 9


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redheadstar
by Member on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:47 AM

 

I dont think antibiotics work that much for my son, because he ends up getting stuffy a month later, I do feel your pain, it is very frustrating, Ive tried everything, even immunity tea, zinc, vitamin supplements and nothing is foolproof

Quoting Jynnifer292:

 

Quoting redheadstar:

No,  I have a severly autistic child who always has stuffy nose, if it lingers over a week I take him to the Doctors,  but try a steamy shower or saline nose spray,,its probaly better than Afrin.

 I have done the steam and saline but it didn't do much. He has been congested forever. We have been to the doctor a couple of times. He had antibiotics once for a sinus infection. This crap just won't quit.


 

letstalk747
by Joy on Feb. 15, 2013 at 10:54 AM

 it worked great , but dont go over the 3 days


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