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Who should take oxymetazoline?

Over-the-counter oxymetazoline nasal sprays are for people who have sinus and nasal congestion due to sinus irritation, hay fever, allergies or a cold. Oxymetazoline can ease these symptoms in both adults and children six years of age or older. It should not be used in children under 6 years of age unless a doctor recommends it, and an adult should supervise its use in children six to 12 years of age.

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