Frequently Asked Questions
To see the answers to any of the question below simply click on the question and the answer will be displayed below the question!What are Breathe Clear™ Nasal Strips?
Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips belong to a category of drug-free products referred to as nasal dilators. This is a technical name for non-surgical devices designed to lift the wall of the nasal passage to enable a free flow of air to reach your lungs.
Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips are a safe, easy to apply, removable strip that uses a medical grade hypoallergenic adhesive and a patented Dual Lift insert to gently lift the outer wall of the nose, opening the passageway without the discomfort of an in-the-nose device or the cost and discomfort of surgery.
Not at all. On the contrary, Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips are patented and use a unique Dual Lift technology to provide the same or better relief from nasal congestion than the heavily advertised brands. Instead of spending millions of dollars on television advertising, and having to charge you for those ads in our prices, we decided to "put our money where your nose is" and offer lower prices by advertising through word of mouth.
We've been in the business, selling nasal strips under store brand names since 1998, and recently decided to sell direct under our new Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips name. By buying on the Discount Nasal Strips site our customers don't get the fancy packaging or the pretty logo, just great performing nasal strips at great prices.
Consider these statistics:
Over 100 million Americans suffer from allergies that lead to nasal congestion.
Over 50 million American men, women and children snore.
There are 716 known causes of temporary or chronic stuffed noses. Temporary suffering can come from the common cold or flu, and respiratory infections as well as seasonal allergies like hay fever.
While the effort is unconscious, people who are healthy get most of the air they breathe through their noses. The nose helps filter out impurities. We then exhale carbon dioxide and oxygen through our mouth and nose.
When the nasal passageway is stuffed or congested we suffer major discomfort and end up breathing more through our mouth. This forces our system to work harder to provide an adequate supply of air leading to further health issues including snoring and sore throats. Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips offer a drug free way to open up your nasal passages to allow your nose to do its job.
The patented Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips Dual Lift system gently lifts the nasal walls to increase the airflow to the nasal passage. You will be able to feel the effects almost immediately.
The problem with medicines that are sold to relieve congestion is that they either work too slowly, treat symptoms you likely are not experiencing or make you drowsy.
With Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips you will notice that you will actually be more refreshed and alert because more air will be reaching your respiratory system.
The patented design of our strips provides a larger lift element than other nasal strips and was preferred by a high percentage of participants in multiple blind testings.
Because our patented Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips work on each side of the nose independently, you are able to pull, stretch and manipulate the ends to fit exactly over the part of your nose that is most congested.
Most of us have noses that are less than symmetrical. Other nasal strips, based on their patent limitations, have to rely on an often uncomfortable set of horizontally aligned plastic strips, which run the full width of the strip to provide lifting action. Because of their design, some people experience discomfort where the embedded plastic strips cross the nose bridge, and are frustrated by the fact that the ends of the strips can only be placed in a straight line, that doesn't always match their nose shape.
Breathe Clear® has a better, more comfortable solution...
By using two separate flexors, one located at each end of the nasal strip, you have just the soft medical grade adhesive-backed material resting on your nose bridge.
To activate the strip's strong lifting power, you simply pull and stretch the Breathe Clear® Nasal Strip so it reaches the exact spot that needs relief, and then press it on to your nose with the end flap resting gently on the part of your cheekbone that touches your nose.
It is the combination of the individual flexors and the stretching of the strips that provides you with comfortable relief and increased nasal airflow. At work, during recreation or while sleeping, you'll experience the benefits of Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips in comfort.
Yes. Typical snoring occurs when you are congested and not getting enough air through your nose. Your brain triggers the response to get air through your mouth. The vibrations resulting from the incoming air meeting the tissues in your throat cause what is commonly referred to as snoring.
Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips Dual Lift spring action helps open the nasal passage to allow a clear flow of air to enter through the nose as you sleep.
NOTE: It can take 7-10 days of using nasal strips to retrain your brain to use your nose for inhaling. It is out of practice.
NOTE: Snoring can be a symptom of a more serious problem called Sleep Apnea that can be life threatening. If you snore consistently, wake up often during the night, short of breath and are tired during the day from a lack of restful sleep, we recommend you see your doctor or a sleep specialist and find out if you suffer from Sleep Apnea and discuss your surgical alternatives. Despite what is often implied or alluded to in televised advertisements, there are no nasal strips that are designed to cure this serious problem.
You should experience some degree of relief immediately, and more with the passage of time. Because there are no medicines or drugs involved, you can start and stop using Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips as needed. We suggest that you wear the Nasal Strips for no longer than 12 hours a day.
Anyone who is suffering from a clogged, stuffy or congested nose will enjoy the relief provided by Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips. Additionally, athletes and others who exercise or enjoy aerobics report enjoying the increased airflow made possible by Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips.
NOTE: We caution you against using Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips over sores, sunburns or irritated skin. While all precautions have been taken to provide a drug free hypoallergenic solution, some have skin that is more sensitive than others. If a rash or skin irritation occurs, please discontinue use immediately.
All Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips are latex free and use hypoallergenic, medical grade adhesives. They are drug free so there is no concern about overdosing or forgetting to take your medications.
Since Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips are not inserted into the nose, they are not invasive or uncomfortable to wear. It is recommended that nasal strips should be worn for a maximum of 12 hours a day and removed, following our instructions, to avoid skin irritation.
Yes... Due to exposure at school to classmates with colds and flu, children suffer from stuffed noses more often than adults. Drug free hypoallergenic Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips are a safe clear alternative to medications for treating cold, allergy or flu related congestion. Nasal strips should not be worn for longer than 12 hours to avoid possible skin irritation.
We offer a children's size Breathe Clear® Nasal Strip in a neutral color for children 6-12 years old and are working on fun colors for the future.
NOTE: We do not recommend using our product for children under 5 years old and that children who wear nasal strips are instructed on their proper use, and supervised when removing the them.
Evidence shows that Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips increase the flow of air into the nasal passage with each breath. Receiving more air per breath reduces the number of breaths needed to keep you properly oxygenated. This enables those who take part in sports, running, cycling or other aerobic and strenuous activities to focus on their athletic endeavors.
The flexible Neutral (for Kids) and the Natural Tan versions were designed to allow for a better fit than the competitor's rigid plastic nose bridge section. Our patented method, using a special breathable, flex-stretch fabric and dual Lift technology, allows for multiple "stretch-to-fit" adjustments and a more "customized" fit.
The Clear version was originally designed for those with more sensitive skin. While they also employ the Dual Lift technology, due to the medical grade material needed to get a truly clear strip, they are not as adjustable as the Natural Tan version. Clear nasal strips are also most often chosen by people who need to wear Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips during the day, and wish to do so discretely.
Whichever version you choose, each Breathe Clear® Nasal Strip is hypoallergenic, latex free and comfortable to wear.
For children 6-12 years old we have a children's size. Some children have larger noses than others, and may need a small/medium adult size for a better fit.
Adults with smaller noses have smaller nasal passages and often have a greater need for the lifting power of nasal strips. For you the small size is appropriate.
For adults with average to large or wide nose bridges, the medium/large size is recommended.
Breathe Clear® Nasal Strips will feel different to you than other nasal strips you may have used. This is due to the patented Dual Lift segments that are located on each of the end tabs of our strips. Rather than a continuous plastic filament that must be bent across your nose bridge in order to function, our system employs these two separate flex springs to independently lift each of your nasal passages.
The upward lift of the Breathe Clear® Nasal Strip is a result of the triangulation occurring when one end of strip is placed in the crease where the nose meets the cheek, in a comfortable position just above the flair of the nostril. Then the strip is stretched across the nose bridge so that the other end can be applied in the same way on the other side of the nose in the crease where it meets the cheek.
The result of the strips application to the cheek crease, nasal wall and nose bridge creates the triangle that enables the Breathe Clear® Nasal Strip to work without having to bend a rigid piece of plastic uncomfortably across the nose bridge. When applied properly our Breathe Clear® patented Dual Lift technology provides a more comfortable "custom fit" alternative to other strips on the market.
With our patented Breathe Clear® Nasal Strip design, in some cases it might take slightly longer to realize the increased airflow benefit. Be patient, it may take several minutes, but the effects will last longer than ordinary strips. This is due to the unique manner in which our nasal strips work to open stuffed airway passages, which in turn will reduce airflow resistance and let you breathe clearly.
Yes, we have many wholesale customers around the world. Just follow this link WHOLESALE or use the Wholesale Link on this page to take you to information and ways to contact us for additional details.