Want an all natural nasal spray for your stuffy nose?
The most common reason people ask their doctor or more often their Pharmacist for remedies and advice on what to use for a nasal spray is allergies, plain and simple. A minimum of one out of six Americans suffer from allergies, causing lots of runny and stuffy noses, and this isn’t even taking into consideration reasons people who have non-allergic symptoms. I have had so many questions about this that yes, this is a blog about products I carry.
To know what nasal spray to use we need to determine that you are using the right spray for the right set of symptoms:
If you have a head cold, then you have congestion, and your nose is running. A nasal spray with decongestant activity that is all natural is appropriate to help clear your sinuses. That’s what we have.
If you have gotten yourself a nasal spray addiction (commonly to OTC decongestants like afrin nasal-spray) you can use this natural spray,one nostril at a time (so as not to go cold-turkey) to get yourself off of the junk you and your poor irritated nose are addicted to .
- Many individuals with runny noses end up getting hooking on nasal OTC decongestant sprays and have what is called rhinitis medicamentosa-their nose is worse and they are hooked on nasal sprays-not good-but common so if this is you help is coming!
If you have allergic AND non-allergic rhinitis you will benefit from a natural decongestant,head-clearing,sinus-clearing all-natural nasal spray. If you don’t know if you have allergies let’s just reivew that,then I’ll review non-allergic rhinitis, and then tell you about the nasal spray I’m talking about.
Allergies come in two forms:
- Perennial allergies are typically from the constant exposure of common indoor allergies such as dust, dust mites and mold as well as pet allergens.
- Seasonal allergies occur during the spring and fall due to the increased exposure from allergens such as pollen.The most allergenic pollens are grasses trees,and weeds. If you live where it’s sunny and warm so that “everything is in bloom” this will be an issue for you most of the year.
The symptoms of allergic rhinitis include runny nose, itchy nose, nasal congestion, and sneezing. So first lets talk about how to stop the main symptoms of allergic rhinitis which tend to confuse people. Most people don’t know when to use an anti-histamine and when to use a decongestant. Here is the “breakdown” for you:
Histaminic Symptoms so you use an antihistamine:
Itchy eyes,nose, sneezing, and runny nose. Instead of using something “over-the-counter”, for these symptoms, why not try an all-natural anti-histamine such as what he have here called Histallieve™ ? It has quercetin and stinging nettle, the two most studied natural anti-histamines.
This product is a very effective natural product for allergy relief which contains a well known herbal anti-histamine but then Sitopharma has amped it up. It contains Tinofend®, a patented and clinically researched extract derived from the plant Tinospora cordifolia, which has been shown to greatly diminish the allergic response.
- In clinical studies, 100% relief was reported from sneezing in 83% of patients. For those with a runny noses, 69% total relief was reported. This is a patented, proprietary product only sold through doctors, not anywhere else on the internet like Amazon,ebay, etc.
- And of course it’s pharmaceutical grade as are all of our products. If you are not aware of the dangers of buying over-the-counter non pharmaceutical grade products you should get informed.
The symptoms that require a decongestant:
If you are “stuffed up” you are congested and therefore you need a decongestant. Makes sense now, right? Now let’s discuss what you can do to reduce all allergic symptoms.
Reduce your exposure to allergy triggers (Seasonal):
Have someone do your yard work for you. If you absolutely must do it yourself, wear a mask and other protective gear.
- After coming in from outside, take a shower and change into fresh clothes.
- On windy days, try to stay indoors and no screens-close those windows.
Always dry laundry in the dryer – never on a clothes line. And while we’re discussing -those fabrics softener “strips” are all allergenic-don’t use them OR fabric softeners in general.
Keep your indoor environment free of allergens as much as possible (Perennial):
- Keep the air conditioning running.
- Use clean air conditioning filters. Replace them regularly.
- Use mattress and pillow case covers for your bedding. This will kills dust mites. Dust mites are the #1 cause of (for instance) allergic asthma in children. They also cause all of the symptoms I’ve mentioned already.
- Keep your indoors dry by using a dehumidifier.
- Use a vacuum with a HEPA filter and change the bag before it fills up. Take care when changing the bag as it will be full of allergens.
If pets are causing symptoms get them their own beds and bathe them regularly*****. See above. Big cute overload moment. OK! Back to business!
More “behavioral methods” for reduction of allergic symptoms
- Close your windows and doors to prevent allergens from coming indoors….and yes I’m being redundant because in the spring when the weather turns nice a LOT of people think that “fresh air” is the answer for how to stop a runny nose-I’m not kidding!
- Check the weather channel to see the pollen levels and forecast.
- Do not do any outdoor activity in the early mornings. That is when pollen levels are the highest.
If pollen levels are high, try to take your prescribed allergy medication (or we prefer-your natural allergy treatment from our store) before symptoms begin. This is the anti-histamine Histallieve™ and the decongestant natural nasal spray I’ll tell you about in a bit.
Skin testing and de-sensitization which should not be done by any other Specialist other than an Allergist. Allergy skin testing is a good idea if what I teach you and what I have for you doesn’t control your symptoms. Blood testing is no where near as accurate as skin testing.
This is the method a non-Allergist will take because they are not trained to do it the accurate way-skin testing. While you are getting de-sensitized and even afterwards you will need what I have here on occasion.
- Over-the counter drugs which of course I must admit I’m not a fan of.
- Prescription drugs- can be a nasal spray for decongesting or an antihistamine spray. Antihistamine sprays are OK if you’re OK with drugs. There is NO safe decongesting spray unless you go “natural” as with what we have here for you.
How to stop a runny nose and sneezing with natural treatments:
- If you have congestion in your nasal passages then you’ll want to do “saline lavage.”
- Use a nasal rinse with a preservative-free sterile saline solution. It’s an easy way to clear out the dried mucous to allow a good natural nasal spray to do it’s job.
- In addition, this saline rinse will flush out any allergens fom the nose. This is a more effective method of nasal irrigation than “neti pots.” I have my patients/members purchase preservative free squeeze bottles of contact lens saline.
- This gives you a more rapid stream of irrigation and works tons better than the little “puff” saline sprays commercially available “for sinus symptoms.”
What about non-allergic rhinitis?
First of all non-allergic rhinitis doesn’t cause itching and the usual “histaminic symptoms” but it does mimic allergic rhinitis in all other ways.
- Non-allergic rhinitis is when, without allergen triggering, nasal blood vessels dilate. This then fills the nasal lining with blood and fluid. There are many causes of this abnormal expansion of the blood vessels with it’s added inflammation in the nose.
- But, whatever the trigger, the result is the same — swollen nasal membranes and congestion. The congestion is hard to relieve other with the toxic nasal spray decongestants I’ve discussed other than with our natural nasal spray.
The most common causes of non-allergic rhinitis:
Scents, especially perfumes and aftershaves with a chemical base are huge culprits. Weather changes, and foods, especially spicy foods will do it.
- Even things like stress and hormonal changes can cause these symptoms. The leading treatment, after using the saline nasal lavage I’ve discussed is currently topical of capsaicin.
- The diagnosis is one of “exclusion” meaning that skin testing is negative. Avoidance of triggers is the first step.
- Traditional allergic rhinitis treatments tend to be largely ineffective.That’s where our product steps in nicely so you’ll avoid getting an addicive issues with a “bad” nasal spray.
So,what’s the big secret nasal spray?
The secret is out! It’s inexpensive, all natural and it works! It contains anti-oxidants and natural decongestants, smells great, works wonderfully. It’s a great all natural nasal spray. Let me know what you think? I love it! If you are reading this you likely have allergies to dust mites so here is something you’ll enjoy on how to eliminate household dust mites.