Pt education on decongestants includes ...
Overuse of topical nasal decongestants can cause "rebound" nasal congestion and worsen s/s.
Nasal burning and stinging can occur. If this worsens d/c use of drug and discuss with MD (another drug may be recommended)
if using inhalers; warm in hand before use
if s/s don't improve after 7days seek MD or if it's accompanied with fever
don't let tip of container touch the nose