Sunday, July 12, 2015

Using Drops in One's Nose on Shabbat

Using Drops in One's Nose on Shabbat
Day: Sunday
Date: July 12, 2015
Parshat: Matot/Mas'ei
Yalkut Yosef: 328

A person who is congested to the point that he has trouble breathing from his nose may inhale "Vicks" or any other such product, since its purpose is not to heal but to open one's nasal passages. A person who is so congested that his whole body feels affected may have drops put into his nose to get rid of the congestion and the pressure. The drops can even be put in by a Jew. However, if it does not affect the rest of his body and he is up and about, he may still have a non Jew put the drops in. If he is unsure whether or not he has reached the point that a Jew may put in, he can be lenient and have the Jew put them in.

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