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Is It Permissible to Use a Nasal Spray for Hay Fever During Ramadhan

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Question

Is it permissible to use a nasal spray for hay fever during Ramadhan?

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Answer

The nasal spray will reach your brain, hence the fast will break. The reason for this is because there is a passage from the nasal leading to the brain; therefore, any medicine up the nose will reach the brain causing the fast to break. (Badaaius Sanai p.93 v.2 & Fatawa Mahmoodiyah p.139 v.10) 

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