Discover the nasal spray that starts to unblock your nose in 25 seconds*
The common cold is an infection which causes symptoms such as blocked nose, runny nose, sneezing, body ache, sore throat etc. Almost everyone suffers from a cold occasionally during the year. The body can normally fight it on its own. Individuals however may require relief specifically from some of its symptoms.
You could get common cold by catching an infection from someone already suffering from it. You may also get a cold due to allergy or if your immunity is low.
You can use common household remedies or over-the-counter (OTC) products for seeking relief from common cold symptoms.
For specific advice on other symptoms, you need to consult your physician or your chemist.
Most of us can catch common cold from someone already suffering from it. To prevent common cold, one needs to avoid exposure to people who are already ailing from it. An individual can also cover their nose, clean their hands frequently, etc. to try and avoid catching it.****
Due to the infection in cold, the lining of the nasal passage swells up and blocks the passage of air through the nose. This is the reason why you experience a blocked nose.***
You can use a nasal decongestant such as Otrivin or Otrinoz.
Both are commonly available over-the-counter (OTC) products that work within 2 minutes*** on the blocked nose by opening up the nasal passage and allow you to breathe freely. Otrivin continues to act for as long as 10 hours*** and thus provides quick and long lasting relief.
Nasal decongestants are medicines which can be useful in the management of common cold. Otrivin is a commonly available over-the-counter (OTC) nasal decongestant which helps in clearing a blocked nose.
A blocked nose is a common symptom in cold. It does not allow the normal passage of air through your nose, impairs your quality of life and leaves you in a state of discomfort.
Otrivin works on the blocked nose by opening up the nasal passage and allows you to breathe freely. It continues to act for as long as 10 hours*** and thus provides quick and long lasting relief.
Otrivin Nasal Spray is virtually odorless.
Otrivin cannot prevent a common cold.
Otrivin helps to open the nasal passage of a blocked nose so that one can breathe freely. Blocked nose is a common symptom in cold which does not allow the normal passage of air through the nose, impairing the quality of life and leaving you feeling discomforted.
Using Otrivin is very easy. Just follow these simple steps:
Step 1: Sit comfortably with the spray bottle in your hand
Step 2: Open the bottle and place the nozzle of the nasal spray just inside the blocked nostril
Step 3: Squeeze the spray pack hard in the center of the bottle and inhale deeply
Step 4: Take a deep breath. Repeat for the other nostril and replace the cap after use
The usual recommended dose:
Spray - Adults and Children aged 12 years or more: 1 spray into each nostril, upto 3 times daily as needed. Do not exceed 3 applications daily into each nostril.
Drops - Adults and Children aged 12 years or more: 2-4 drops into each nostril, upto 3 times daily as needed. Do not exceed 3 applications daily into each nostril.
Otrivin is a commonly available over-the-counter (OTC) product. When used in the recommended dose, Otrivin usually has no side effects. However, like any other medicine Otrivin may have some unwanted effects on some people. Mild side effects that may occur occasionally are local burning sensation, irritation or dryness of nasal mucosa, nausea and headache.
Other side effects which occur very rarely in some individuals are allergic reactions (skin rash/itching), blurred vision, irregular or fast heartbeats. In case you get these allergic reactions, please stop using Otrivin and consult your physician.
Otrivin Nasal spray is not suitable for a newborn baby, unless prescribed by your paediatrician.
Diabetic and hypersensitive patients can use Otrivin after consulting the physician. However, Otrivin S or Otrinoz Saline can be used without consultation.
If you have been diagnosed with dry rhinitis, acute angle glaucoma (a disease of the eye), or are known to be allergic to substances contained in the product (when used earlier), please refrain from using the product.
Otrivin is a blocked nose specialist. It works on the blocked nose by opening the nasal passage and allows you to breathe freely. It continues to act for as long as 10 hours*** and thus provides quick and long lasting relief.
Tablets work on multiple symptoms of a common cold and will need to get absorbed from your digestive system into your blood to start acting, which means there will be a significant delay before you start experiencing relief from a blocked nose.
Balms/rubs/inhalers provide partial relief which does not last very long and often you may experience that the symptoms of blocked nose come back soon, requiring you to continuously use these products.