NasoClear Nasal Spray for Prevention of Allergic Rhinitis

NasoClear Saline Solution Nasal Spray by Unilab

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. :D

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.

Correct application of NasoClear. First time hubby used NasoClear just right after he woke up.

I like the fact that the NasoClear bottle has a safety cap and clip to prevent it from spraying accidentally especially if placed inside your bag.

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.

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April Fools’ Fitness Day 3 and 4

This morning, I weighed myself and guess what? I already lost almost a pound! And it has only been four days. In the fact, I would feel bad about this because in my no-carb diet, I could lose a pound a day. But I believe that this is a far better fitness plan because I eat everything, even dessert for lunch and dinner, just in controlled portions.

The best thing about this whole fitness regimen is, I have more energy than I normally have. Sleeping about 7 hours per night, I no longer need to take afternoon naps. In the past, no matter how long I sleep at night, I have to take an afternoon nap. Otherwise, I would get cranky and even dizzy to the point of developing a bad headache by late afternoon. And then by 10pm, I am already so tired and sleepy that whenever I breastfeed my baby, I would fall asleep, too.

But now, I feel so much better. I still take Digestics Probiotic Supplement and BM is regular, once a day. I can still stay up late around 12 midnight to work and then just wake up around 8am the next day, or when my kids wake up, whichever comes first.

I just love the feeling!

Right now, I am trying to remove some things in my diet, like pork. But I ate chicken with the skin and I still eat junk food. I even had midnight snacks of junk food the other night. Just little by little, okay? So that I will not have too many withdrawal symptoms to handle.

I am just happy that now, I can keep up with my children. Today, because I no longer need a nap, we were able to go to the mall early, about after lunch and we had a lot of time to go around to see what we wanted and buy the things we needed without rushing because it’s already late.

So happy that I feel good. Onwards to being a fitter mom! :D

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April Fools’ Fitness Day 2

We went home late last night, slept late, and of course, subsequently woke up late. I was then harassed in the morning because I had so many things to do.

Digestics–a probiotic and fiber supplement from Unilab.

And because I was harassed, I ate without thinking again and I also forgot to take my dose of Digestics Probiotic Supplement before breakfast. I read the instructions again and since it didn’t say that it should be taken before meals, I took it with a glass of water after my breakfast. But nothing happened. I wanted to move today because I ate a lot of oily and grilled stuff last night.

So anyway, before lunch I took another dose because up to two sachets are allowed per day. And soon after lunch, I had to dash to the toilet. Weee Soooo happy. What I like about Digestics is that, after you have moved your bowels, you feel clean and fresh and there is no feeling of an upset tummy all day, like when you take those slimming teas that contain Senna herb.

Sadly, I still ate rice for lunch and dinner. Ugh…I have been eating rice for about 3 weeks only up to today and it is hard to break the habit already. My bad. And well, I had chocolate after lunch and dinner, too.

But in the afternoon, I brought my kids for a stroll at the park and I managed to have about 15 minutes of brisk walking and 40 minutes of just strolling around while carrying my 7-kg baby on a carried in front of me. It is like weight and strength training for me. I had a good sweat because it was pretty hot.

If there is anything that I am feeling right now with this fitness thing is that I am feeling good. It is not about the losing weight per se anymore, it is about fitness and good health. I feel a wee bit stronger and energized, even if it is only Day 2. I am not as lethargic as before. I really hope I can continue this lifestyle. I don’t feel deprived and I feel good.

I just still wish I can lessen my portions tomorrow.

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