How to Use a Nasal Spray

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How to use a Nasal Spray

  1. Gently blow your nose to clear it of mucus before using the medication.
  2. Remove the cap and shake the bottle.
  3. Hold the pump bottle with your thumb at the bottom and your index and middle fingers on top.
  4. The first time you use the pump spray each day, you may have to “prime” it by squirting a few times into the air until a fine mist comes out.
  5. Tilt your head forward slightly.  Breathe out slowly.
  6. Insert into the nostril and aim the nozzle toward the outside of the nose and away from the nasal septum (the cartiledge which divides our nose in half).
  7. Squeeze the pump as you begin to breathe in slowly through your nose.
  8. Repeat these steps for the other nostril.  If you are using more than one spray in each nostril, follow all these steps again.  Try not to sneeze or blow your nose just after using the spray.


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