Why You’re Probably Using Nasal Spray the Wrong Way

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Playing You've Been Using Nasal Spray Wrong Your Whole Life
You've Been Using Nasal Spray Wrong Your Whole Life Aired June 23, 2017

Doctor of Pharmacy Stacia Woodcock stopped by to correct “oops” you’re-doing-it-wrong medicine moments.

Like this surprising tip -- don’t inhale your nasal spray.

You know that awesome (read: gag-inducing) taste you get when you inhale your nasal spray? According to Dr. Woodcock, that’s because you’re not supposed to inhale it!

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She recommends angling the spray toward the outside of your nose and not inhaling, just letting it coat your nostrils. Buh-bye terrible taste!

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