By: Terry Graedon February 25, 2019 3 Comments
    How to Beat Nose Spray Dependence One Nostril at…

    Decongestant nose spray is fabulous when your nasal passages are so congested you can't breathe. Just a spritz can open clogged sinuses. However, such nasal sprays have a big downside: nose spray addi…

    By: Joe Graedon February 11, 2019 2 Comments
    Overcoming Rebound Nasal Congestion from Deconge…

    People with allergies are often caught in a terrible double bind. Their stuffy noses lead them to decongestant nasal sprays. After a few days of continuous use they become dependent upon the spray. If…

    By: Terry Graedon February 7, 2019 8 Comments
    Show 1152: Can You Conquer Your Cravings with Mi…

    Have you ever thought about how a bad habit gets started? You can blame the neural wiring and chemistry we share with all animals. When we do something that feels good in the moment, we remember it an…

    By: Joe Graedon January 28, 2019 55 Comments
    Nighttime Nasal Congestion | Is There a Non-Addi…

    Do you breathe through your mouth when you sleep? A lot of people do. That’s because they experience nighttime nasal congestion. It’s not pleasant. Your mouth gets terribly dry and scuzzy. Nightti…

    By: Terry Graedon August 19, 2018 19 Comments
    Can You Overcome an Afrin Addiction?

    Have you ever become addicted to your nasal spray? Millions of people do. Decongestant nasal sprays can be used safely for only a few days before they start to produce rebound congestion that can be q…

    By: Joe Graedon May 25, 2015 6 Comments
    Beating Nose Spray Addiction with an OTC Product

    Nose spray addiction can keep people using a decongestant spray for months or even years, rather than the three days specified on most OTC labels. The trouble is that allergies (and even many colds) l…

    By: Terry Graedon April 1, 2013 8 Comments
    Overcoming Nose Spray Addiction

    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 wa…

    By: Joe Graedon February 11, 2013 15 Comments
    Does Nose Spray Addiction Boost Blood Pressure?

    Q. I need help with my nasal spray addiction. I've been addicted to Dristan for more than 15 years. It costs me $18 every two weeks for three bottles. I keep one with me everywhere I go: to the movies…

    By: Joe Graedon August 4, 2011 56 Comments
    Nose Spray Addiction Hard Habit to Kick

    When you start taking a new prescription, you should always ask the prescriber for detailed information on when and how you should stop taking it. This consideration can be just as important for OTC m…