Hundreds of products in the market refer to the term nasal spray used for various purposes and medical disorders. But to the disappointment of many, certain variety of nasal sprays has been recalled due to the reason that these were not suitable for the patients’ health. The recall started after the manufacturer, Product Quest Manufacturing, did find some sort of microbial contamination in the company’s product. According to later reports it was the bacteria convoked Pseudomonas aeruginosa — in its CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist. The researchers working on it also said that they had not found any kind of token of contamination in other products but voluntarily widened the withdraw “out of an exuberance of caution.”.
It was also decided that for the convenience of consumers a help line should be devised where they can call the company, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. ET, with any questions related to the nasal spray. It was also advised that they should inform their doctor or health advisor in case they have had any problems related to the products.
Symptoms of Pseudomonas Infections
As we have mentioned earlier that the recal was due to the contamination of Pseudomonas bacteria. It is a notable point that the symptoms of Pseudomonas infections mainly depend upon on what part of the extent come contaminate with the bacterial strands. For example, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) if the bacteria get an excess into the lungs, the patient may develop pneumonia. Moreover, Pseudomonas bacteria can also cause severe fever infecting eye vision and destruction of eye sight if not cured properly.
Who is at Risk?
This the question often asked after the recall has been announced, even at the help line the relatives of patients who are hospitalized, asked that question frequently. It must be those with a weakened immune system are most at chance for a Pseudomonas infection, the CDC assay. In these groups of relations, the infection can lead to censorious wickedness and demise.
Due to dangers associated with it, repeated application of the discussed nasal spray could potentially lead to a buildup of the bacterial infection in one’s lungs if directly inhaled or as the case may be, which could make them sick, so was being announced by the FDA. In adjunct to folks with weakened immune systems, people with vesicular fibrosis are also at jeopardy for certain complications from this infection.
Cystic fibrosis is a disease that initiates injuries to the lungs, peptic system and other organs.
Along with the nasal spray, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced, CVS-stigma nasal atomizer is also being spontaneously recalled due to the potential bacterial contamination.
Pseudomonas bacteria can also cause ear, skin and genetic infections. People who are hospitalized or those with a weakened protected system are most at exposure for a Pseudomonas contagion, according to CDC. In some groups of people, the epidemic can even lead to censorious illness and death.
It is strictly advised by the CDA and FDA authorities that all the people who have possession the recalled product in any form should stop using it immediately and recompense it to the spot of purchase or dispose it according to the instructions provided with the packing or ask directly the pharmacist from where you are purchasing it. Anyone with questions regarding the product can contact Product Quest Manufacturing at their help line.