A warning Thursday for the many people using over-the-counter nasal sprays: One type has to be used very carefully.
It can actually make your nasal stuffiness worse and create serious problems, including addiction.
We’re in prime allergy season, so millions of people are using nasal sprays to relieve stuffiness.
They are very effective and safe when used as directed, and that’s the key, because they can have some surprising side effects.
Whether it’s all the pollen in the air during spring allergy season, or just a plain old head cold, nasal congestion is one of the most common complaints people have all year round.
“Especially in allergy season, I have chronic congestion,” said Shanna Cohen.