How to Use Nasal Pump Sprays

  • Blow your nose gently before using the spray.
  • Prime the pump bottle by spraying it into the air a few times.
  • Hold the bottle with your thumb at the bottom and the first two fingers at the top on either side of the nozzle.
  • Tilt your head slightly forward.
  • Gently insert the nozzle tip into one nostril. Press on the other side of your nose with one finger to close off th eother nostril.
  • Breathe in quickly while squeezing down on the pump bottle one time.
  • Repeat in other nostril.
  • Do not blow your nose right after using the spray.

Use nasal pump spray only as long as directed

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Last Reviewed: September 1, 2010.