Q. I have a suggestion for the person who wrote about being addicted to nasal spray. I was hooked on Neo-Synephrine for more than 30 years.
Then I read that a prescription for Flonase could help. I was very skeptical but my doctor had no problem writing me a prescription.
I put one spray in each nostril and by that evening I had not used the Neo-Synephrine and threw the bottle away. That was in 1999. I had tried every method I heard about and nothing worked until I used Flonase, which I still use occasionally. I have shared my experience with other folks who are hooked on nasal sprays.
A. Fluticasone (Flonase) is a corticosteroid nose spray that helps reduce inflammation. It’s usually prescribed to treat seasonal allergies such as hay fever. It can also ease the rebound congestion that causes such misery when a decongestant nasal spray is halted suddenly.
Gradually reducing the concentration of the nasal spray by diluting it with saline works for some people.