How to Use Nasal Sprays

  • Blow your nose gently before using the spray.
  • Gently insert the bottle tip into one nostril. Press on the other side of your nose with one finger to close off the other nostril.
  • Keep your head upright.
  • Breathe in quickly while squeezing the bottle.
  • Repeat in other nostril.
  • Do not blow your nose right after using the spray.

Use nasal spray only as long as directed

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Last Reviewed: September 1, 2010.