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I have a URI...

I have a URI and the urgent care doctor recommended Afrin because I have a plane flight in the morning for work and I used it now and my mouth the roof of it won’t stop burning

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?

An hour now and it won’t stop and it’s very uncomfortable

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Never had any allergies to medications this is the first time anything like this has happened

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Doctor: Dr.M.D.Mazumdar, Doctor replied 7 months ago
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Hello,

Welcome and thank you for your question.

The burning will decrease over time. But since it is very uncomfortable, you can sip at iced drinks to decrease the burning.

You can also take anesthetic throat lozenges like Cepacol or Strepsils Plus to numb the area while the effects of Afrin wear off. These lozenges are available OTC.

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