maybe i havent been using the sterimar correctly - i have been squirting it right up, for several seconds, till it comes back out, then giving it a couple of minutes and blowing, but with no success. Am i meant to wait till iv'e done it a few times till i can breathe clearly?(ie, several hours?)
the ting about the decongestant is that i can use it in the night, get relief and go back to sleep.
Go, that's interesting, i will push for an appt after new year. they usually fob me off with antihistamines and a steroid spray, but i havent been able t obreathe through one side properly for well over a year. will try and see someone else, maybe.
“Rhinitis” means inflammation of the nose and nasal membranes. “Vasomotor” means blood vessel forces. The membranes of the nose have an abundant supply of arteries, veins, and capillaries, which have a great capacity for both expansion and constriction. Normally these blood vessels are in a half-constricted, half-open state. But when a person exercises vigorously, his/her hormones of stimulation (., adrenaline) increase. The adrenaline causes constriction or squeezing of the nasal membranes so that the air passages open up and the person breathes more freely.
2-Imidazoline derivatives, such as oxymetazoline , may participate in negative feedback on endogenous norepinephrine production. Therefore, after cessation of prolonged use, there will be inadequate sympathetic vasoconstriction in the nasal mucosa , and domination of parasympathetic activity can result in increased secretions and nasal edema .   Evidence suggests that if oxymetazoline is used only nightly for allergic rhinitis (instead of more frequent dosage as may be directed on product label), it may be used longer than one week without high risk of rhinitis medicamentosa especially with use of intranasal steroid like fluticasone furoate.