Vasoconstrictive nasal drops can be addictive, so they should be used for as short a time as possible. Andrey Pozdnyakov, an infectious disease specialist, spoke about this, writes

The specialist clarified that these drops are not a remedy. They only relieve the symptoms of SARS. It is undesirable to use such drugs for people with labile pressure, with high-risk arterial hypertension, hypertension of the second and third stages.

Another contraindication would be severe atherosclerosis, hyperthyroidism (thyroid disease) and rhinitis. Moreover, drops should not be used if the patient has angle-closure glaucoma, diabetes mellitus, and a tendency to tachycardia.

According to Pozdnyakov, an overdose of vasoconstrictor drops can cause tachycardia, vascular spasms and atrophic rhinitis. The doctor recommends using these drops for no more than seven days, and preferably no more than five.

“It’s very easy to get addicted. This is an extremely unpleasant condition when a person simply cannot live without regular “instillation”. Moreover, if after three days there is no obvious improvement, then it is better to stop the use and consult a specialist, ”concluded the doctor.

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