Allergic rhinitis is a problem here at home for my husband, my eldest daughter and myself. In the past, NasoClear was given to us in order to clear clogged nostrils and aid in breathing normally during those times when we have colds.
But what I didn’t know was that it could also be used to prevent allergic rhinitis. Below is a video on why a saline spray like NasoClear can help us city dwellers breathe better:
I let my 5-year-old daughter watch this and halfway through it, she already asked, “Where’s our NasoClear?” She already wants to spray her nose. LOL
Last week, we started using NasoClear even if we didn’t have symptoms of allergic rhinitis. After the first application, my daughter said she felt “Ok.” In my case, I sneezed a lot and had to blow the contents of my nose many times. I think my clogged sinuses became “unclogged”. You see, sometimes, even if I don’t have colds, I still sound like I’m holding my nose when talking. I am guessing that my sinuses are clogged. As I continued using the spray twice a day, the irritation stopped.
In my husband’s case, he used the spray once or twice a day, if and when he remembers. And tonight, he just suddenly said that his nose feels clear after he was able to blow out some mucus. As far as I can remember, my husband has always complained that he feels there is something blocking in his nostrils that no matter how he blows his nose, it is still there. He is so OC about it. One time he even said that it would give him great satisfaction when his nose would clear. I told him it must be because of his deviated septum (a condition of the nose). He refuted it. So I was happy that tonight he was able to easily blow his nose and felt relief. I wonder if it was because of the regular application of NasoClear? Hubby said that we cannot really conclude it at this point, having used it only for about a week. But I really think it helped because he has never told me how relieved he felt–not until tonight.
How to use NasoClear effectively:
Before you use NasoClear, blow your nose to make sure that there is no mucus inside your nostrils. Cover one nostril and spray NasoClear directly into the other and inhale slowly. Breathe out through your mouth, spray once more, and breathe out through the mouth. Repeat the process on the other nostril. Don’t breathe in quickly as the solution will just go to the back of your mouth and you will swallow it without cleaning your nose. You may feel the need to blow your nose afterwards. If not, just let it be.
NasoClear comes in a small and slim 30ml bottle with spray that you can easily bring it wherever go. So when you feel your nose needs cleaning, you can immediately spritz your nose and feel relief so that the allergic attack will be curtailed. This will surely be in our bag especially when we are going to travel this summer so that our activities will not be hampered by allergies.
From now on, we will always have a NasoClear Spray at home, whether or not we have colds. I think it is the best way to prevent allergic rhinitis.