How to Use Nose Drops
Blow your nose gently.
Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.
Check the dropper tip to make sure that it is not chipped or cracked.
Avoid touching the dropper tip against your nose or anything else--the dropper must be kept clean.
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.
Place the correct number of drops into your nose.
Bend your head forward toward your knees and gently move it left and right.
Remain in this position for a few minutes.
Place the dropper back in the bottle right away. Do not rinse the dropper.
Wash your hands to remove any medication.
Adapted, with permission, from the Michigan Pharmacists Association's Patient Education Program.
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