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By Randy Dotinga Published: January 29, 2013

Saline nasal sprays, which moisten the nasal passages, can be used indefinitely, but medicated sprays can cause what’s called a rebound effect, actually making congestion worse if they’re used too long, he said. “There are more incidents of rebound congestion with the four-hour nasal sprays,” Macchia said. “The long-acting ones have fewer incidents.” His recommendation for someone who wants to use a nasal spray is a 12-hour spray.

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