Allergy Relief: Nothing to Sniff At

Five words or less(NewsUSA) – Do you have difficulty controlling your allergy symptoms even though you’re on medications? Or do you still get allergy-like symptoms even when the allergy season is over? If so, you may be one of over 40 million people who suffer from a condition called nonallergic rhinitis.
Easily confused with seasonal allergies, nonallergic rhinitis causes similar symptoms such as congestion, runny nose, sinus pressure and pain. But unlike allergies, it’s not caused by allergens such as pollen and ragweed. Instead, it’s often caused by environmental factors such as perfumes, household cleaners, cigarette smoke or changes in weather.
Even if you’ve been diagnosed with seasonal allergies, there’s a good chance you also have a non-allergic component to your suffering. A recent study confirmed that 50 to 70 percent of allergy sufferers also have nonallergic rhinitis.
If you think that you might have nonallergic causes for your symptoms, ask your doctor. Unfortunately, allergy pills like Claritin, Zyrtec and Allegra do little to relieve nonallergic rhinitis. Instead, your doctor may recommend a prescription nasal steroid or a new over-the-counter nasal spray called Sinus Buster, which has been clinically proven to provide significant relief for sufferers who have both allergic and nonallergic causes for their symptoms. Sinus Buster contains capsaicin -; one of the most studied botanical medicines — and has been shown to directly shut down the receptors in the nose that cause congestion, sinus pressure and pain. Sinus Buster has demonstrated a very fast onset of action, with patients experiencing relief in under one minute. Most importantly, all-natural Sinus Buster has an excellent safety profile with no rebound congestion, a habit-forming condition associated with chemical-based sprays such as Afrin.
The Sinus Buster study was fielded by allergy specialist Dr. Jonathan Bernstein, professor of medicine in the Division of Immunology/Allergy at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine. He has published several papers on the importance of proper diagnosis of nonallergic rhinitis and has successfully treated many of his own patients with Sinus Buster.
To learn more about nonallergic rhinitis or the Sinus Buster clinical, visit www.BusterBrands.com.

Research Identifies New Option for Sinus Relief

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – Exciting new clinical results bring new hope for the millions of sinusitis sufferers in the U.S., who need an effective yet safe alternative for sinus relief. Results of a new controlled clinical trial show that a proprietary capsaicin-based nasal spray called Sinus Buster starts to provide sinus relief in under one minute. As an all-natural product, Sinus Buster was also clinically shown to be safe with no rebound effect or loss of smell.

Millions of Americans in pursuit of sinus relief often turn to medicated over-the-counter (OTC) nasal sprays because of their quick and effective action. However, the drugs found in these nasal sprays, oxymetazoline and phenylephrine, cannot be used for more than three days. Longer use can cause rebound effect, which causes more congestion and can potentially lead to a habit-forming behavior. In fact, it is estimated that nearly 10 million Americans need to break the OTC nasal spray addiction habit.

Based on the Sinus Buster clinical results, sinus suffers can now get fast, effective relief in an all natural formula without the risk of rebound congestion. The clinical study was completed by leading researcher Dr. Jonathan Bernstein, a professor and immunology/allergy research specialist at the University of Cincinnati’s College of Medicine. The study showed that subjects who received Sinus Buster experienced onset of relief in under one minute and continued to show significant improvement in nasal congestion and sinus pain at each of the measured time points over the two-week duration of the study.

“The study results demonstrate that Sinus Buster is a powerful solution for sinus congestion, pressure and headaches that not only provides immediate relief, but also provides sustained relief throughout the course of the two-week treatment period,” said Dr. Bernstein.

Importantly, the study also showed Sinus Buster to have a favorable safety profile. Sinus Buster was well tolerated without a rebound effect. There was no negative effect on sense of smell. In fact, patients who received Sinus Buster showed a statistically significant improvement in sense of smell.

Sinus Buster’s non-habit-forming formula is made without chemicals, additives or preservatives. Its efficacy is derived from a combination of capsaicin and eucalyptus. Capsaicin has a long history as a natural therapeutic agent for a variety of ailments; over 40 clinical studies worldwide document intranasal capsaicin’s safety and effectiveness in the treatment of sinusitis, allergic rhinitis and headaches.

The proprietary Sinus Buster formula is the first capsaicin-based nasal spray to be offered in the U.S. and is also the first all-natural nasal spray to demonstrate onset of action in under one minute. To learn more about Sinus Buster, visit www.BusterBrands.com.

Popularity of Neti Pots Leads to a Clear Change – 1,000 Years Later

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – With a growing consumer interest in safe, natural and effective ways to treat sinus problems associated with colds, flu and allergies, neti pots, which date back more than a thousand years to Ayurvedic medicine, have soared in popularity.

According to a recent survey published in the Wisconsin Medical Journal, 87 percent of family physicians reported recommending neti pots, which are used for nasal washing with a saline solution, to their patients for one or more conditions.

But despite their long history, neti pots, which look like tea pots with a long spout, have remained virtually unchanged. Now, with daily nasal washing becoming commonplace, a clear change is being made to neti pots to help make them not only more user-friendly, but visually appealing.

Usually made from a solid colored ceramic or plastic, neti pots are now available in a clear, lightly tinted blue version. SinuCleanse is the first brand to introduce this innovation in a version of its best-selling neti pot.

In addition to enabling the user to see if the saline solution in the neti pot is completely mixed and pure, the clear design allows for better monitoring of the flow and volume of saline solution during nasal washing.

Initial reaction to the new neti pots has indicated that they are proving very popular among consumers. A recent market research study conducted by Robert Hale and Associates (www.roberthaleassociates.com) shows that the new clear blue Neti Pot is preferred seven to one over competitor’s neti pots, such as Neilmeds.

“The new SinuCleanse neti pot gives consumers a clear choice that allows them to monitor the solution, while the

‘purity’ of the design enhances

ease of use and motivates daily compliance,” says Diane G. Heatley, M.D., developer of the SinuCleanse nasal wash system and Associate Professor of Surgery and Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine in Madison, where she practices pediatric otolaryngology. “And studies on long-term daily usage have shown the distinct health benefits of regular nasal washing, in addition to the documented benefits for treating a range of sinus issues such as cold, flu and allergies and reducing the frequency and duration of colds and flu.”

For more information, please visit www.sinucleanse.com.

Are You Using Cold and Flu Medicine Correctly?

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<p>(<a href=NewsUSA) – It seems pretty simple -; you cough, you take some cough medicine. But even over-the counter drugs can cause serious side effects, so it’s important to select your medication carefully and read all labels thoroughly. Here are some tips to keep in mind when seeking relief for cold and flu symptoms:

* Make sure not to exceed the recommended dosage. The FDA advisory panel recommended a significant reduction in dosing for acetaminophen, the most popular over-the-counter drug for pain relief and fever reduction. This is because even small overdoses of acetaminophen can lead to liver damage. Acetaminophen can be found in Tylenol products, as well as many multi-symptom cold and flu medicines, such as DayQuil, NyQuil and Theraflu.

* Do not take drugs longer than recommended. The drug found in most medicated over-the-counter nasal sprays, oxymetazoline, should not be used for more than three days. Longer use could

lead to rebound effect, which causes more congestion. This drug is found in brands such as Afrin, Vicks Sinex and Zicam.

* Never use over-the-counter pediatric cough and cold drugs in kids younger than four. Drug manufacturers voluntarily changed the label of pediatric cough and cold medicines after consulting with the FDA, which had been reviewing the safety of these drugs in children.

* Consider use of the growing number of natural or non-medicated alternatives with clinically proven effectiveness.

– Studies have shown that capsaicin nasal sprays safely and effectively relieve nasal congestion, sinus pressure and headache. One brand, Sinus Buster Nasal Spray (www.BusterBrands.com), has been clinically shown to break up congestion and start providing sinus relief in under one minute. The study also confirmed Sinus Buster’s safety; no rebound effect or loss of smell was associated with its use.

– Honey may offer a safe and effective way to relieve coughs -; a study revealed that children taking honey before bed slept better than children taking cough medicine.

– Black elderberry extract has been clinically shown to shorten the duration of the flu if taken when symptoms first appear. In one clinical study, Sambucol, a brand of elderberry extract, reduced flu duration by four days.

– Neti-pots effectively rinse the nasal passage with a salt-water solution that helps flush out the allergens, irritants and excess mucus that can lead to sinus problems and pain.