Chances are, you have nasal spray in your medicine cabinet. At the very least, you’ve probably seen it on the shelves of your local pharmacy or supermarket. In any case, you probably think of nasal spray as a relatively innocuous product, capable of helping relieve certain symptoms, but not a particularly serious medication.
However, there’s a lot most people don’t realize about nasal spray. While this treatment can be extremely helpful to those with excess mucus or similar issues, certain types of nasal spray can also have notable detrimental effects.
At Clear Revive, we’re committed to not just providing high-quality, all-natural, non-medicated nasal spray, but educating consumers about the field in general. In the following blog, we go over five things you likely didn’t know about your nasal spray.
When you’re congested, sick, or otherwise under the weather, the last thing you need is to feel even more tired. Unfortunately, many nasal sprays can cause drowsiness, but unless you read the list of side effects carefully, you might not know that.
We don’t want our consumers to suffer through this, which is why we’ve made our Clear Revive nasal spray non-drowsy.
Part of the purpose of a nasal spray is that it rinses out the nose, but some nasal sprays do so improperly, such that they harm the nasal passages. In an ABC News report, “Dr. Talal M. Nsouli” and his peers “at the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology” found that using saline irrigation like that of the Neti Pot or similar nasal sprays could “make patients more susceptible to sinus infections.” Dr. Nsouli commented that using these types of products “on a daily basis…[modifies] the immunological biochemistry of the nose,” leading to the “depletion of immune elements.” This means that, ironically, using the wrong nasal spray could actually worsen your wellbeing.
Made with all-natural, non-medicated ingredients, Clear Revive nasal spray doesn’t have this effect on your immune system.
The United States Food and Drug Administration, or the FDA, determines which ingredients, medical devices, food, and other items are safe for consumption. Some nasal sprays do not have FDA-approved ingredients that have been through clinical studies. This means their components have not been as rigorously reviewed as others.
You’re probably aware that other types of medications can lead to dependency, but did you know that your nasal spray could have a similar effect? According to Mayo Clinic, “if you use over-the-counter decongestant sprays regularly” for several days, “your nose may become less responsive to the effects of the medication.” This means “you may need to use more and more of the medication to control congestion. Your congestion may also worsen if you stop using the medication.” This is a vicious, uncomfortable cycle.
We didn’t want our consumers experiencing this type of “rebound effect,” so our nasal spray does not create dependency.
In addition to approving ingredients, the FDA recalls products “that may cause health or safety problems.” This usually means that they get pulled off the shelves and consumers are asked to return them. Recently, on August 28, 2018, the FDA recalled a nasal spray from “Product Quest Manufacturing...due to a finding of microbial contamination,” which “can potentially lead to colonization and subsequent infection which can be life threatening in certain patient populations.” If you used this type of nasal spray and were not alerted about the recall, you might have been susceptible to this sickness. This is why it’s vital to feel confident in your nasal spray provider and stay informed about any relevant recalls.
Clear Revive offers transparency about our ingredients, safety warnings, and more. Our nasal spray has not been recalled.
With our product, you can enjoy all the advantages of nasal spray without risking any of the downsides. Try Clear Revive nasal spray today!