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Frequently Asked Questions

Breathe Right® Nasal Strips (Tan and Clear)

Breathe Right Nasal Strips (Tan and Clear)

1. What is a Breathe Right Nasal Strip?

The Breathe Right Nasal Strip is a drug-free device that works mechanically - from the outside - to gently open nasal passages. This reduces the resistance to air flowing through the nasal passages and improves the ability to breathe through the nose.
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2. How does it work?

Within each Breathe Right Nasal Strip are flexible, "spring-like" bands. On the underside is a special adhesive that, when placed properly on the nose, gently sticks to the area right above the flare of each nostril. As the bands attempt to straighten back to their original shape, they gently lift the sides of the nose and open the nasal passages, providing immediate and continual relief.

Your nose is divided into 2 chambers, or nostrils. At the back of each nostril is a narrow space called the nasal valve. All of the air you breathe in through the nose has to pass through these spaces, which can become blocked for a variety of reasons. The Breathe Right Nasal Strip widens the space by mechanically pulling open the flexible cartilage walls of the nasal valves, making it easier to breathe without the use of drugs.
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3. Who can benefit from this product and when is it used?

People who want to improve their nasal breathing with a drug-free device may benefit from using Breathe Right Nasal Strips. The strips can be used whenever easier breathing is desired — while congested from allergies or colds, during exercise and sleep, or throughout the day.
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4. How do the strips work for nasal congestion?

Congestion — whether from a cold, allergies, flu, or other reasons — narrows the already-small breathing space at the back of each nostril, making breathing through the nose more difficult. A Breathe Right Nasal Strip widens the air passage to reduce nasal airflow resistance and provides temporary relief from nasal stuffiness.
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5. Can Breathe Right Nasal Strips help with snoring?

Yes! Most snoring happens during mouth breathing. And you're more likely to breathe through your mouth when there is restricted airflow through your nose. So if snoring is due to an inability to breathe normally through your nose then Breathe Right Nasal Strips can help the snoring by improving nasal breathing.

If you suspect your snoring is a symptom of a serious condition, like sleep apnoea, please see your doctor.
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6. If I am suffering with nasal conjestion, can they really help me sleep?

If you're having difficulty breathing at night, it may be because you're not breathing well through your nose. Even subtle breathing difficulties can lead to tossing and turning, fitful or disruptive sleep, waking up frequently, or waking up tired. Breathe Right Nasal Strips help open your nasal passages so you can breathe through your nose and close your mouth. And that can help you sleep better.
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7. Are Breathe Right Nasal Strips suitable for anyone to use?

Anyone can use Breathe Right Nasal Strips, except children under 5 years of age. The strips are made with a medical-grade adhesive. The package is sealed with natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions, so people with latex allergies should not use Breathe Right Nasal Strips.
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8. How are clear strips different from tan strips?

Breathe Right Clear Nasal Strips work the same way original tan strips do. However, the materials used are slightly different, and this makes clear strips easier to remove. This is a great benefit for people with dry or sensitive skin.
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