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How to Use Nose Drops Properly

(Having someone else give you the nose drops may make this procedure easier.)

1Blow your nose gently. 1. Blow your nose gently.
2 Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water. 2. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
3 Check the dropper tip to make sure that it is not chipped or cracked.
4 Avoid touching the dropper tip against your clean nose.
5 Tilt your head as far back as possible, or lie down on your back on a flat surface (such as a bed) and hang your head over the edge. 5. Tilt your head as far back as possible, or lie down on your back on a flat surface (such as a bed) and hang your head over the edge.
6 Place the correct number of drops into your nose. 6. Place the correct number of drops into your nose.
7 Bend your head forward toward your knees and gently move it left and right. 7. Bend your head forward toward your knees, and gently move it left and right.
8 Remain in this position for a few minutes.
9 Clean the dropper tip with warm water. Cap the bottle right away.
10    Wash your hands to remove any medication. Wash your hands to remove any medication.
   
   

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Remember

  • Follow directions carefully
  • Do not miss doses
  • Use nose drops only as long as directed
  • Store medications out of reach of children

 

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