According to independent medical experts, nasal cleansing could be the secret to a ‘Xlear’ nose this spring.

According to independent medical experts, nasal cleansing could be the secret to a ‘Xlear’ nose this spring. Whilst most of us welcome spring with open arms, there are around 13 […]

According to independent medical experts, nasal cleansing could be the secret to a ‘Xlear’ nose this spring.

Whilst most of us welcome spring with open arms, there are around 13 million Brits who dread the warmer weather due to the imminent threat of debilitating hayfever symptoms.

Whilst many choose antihistamines as an effective treatment, the side effects can make day to day life challenging. Drowsiness, dry mouth and blurred vision are just a few that prevent antihistamines becoming a viable long-term solution.

Experts believe that the secret to preventing summer allergies and even viruses, could be nasal cleansing. The nose is one of the main places where allergens enter your body and cause problems. It filters the air you breathe but as with any filter, you need to regularly clean it.

Dr Gustavo Ferrer, also known as ‘The Cough Doctor’, believes that by cleansing the nose you can boost immunity, prevent congestion, and suppress allergies before they the enter upper respiratory tract.

“Studies show that sinus cleansing effectively rinses the sinuses of allergens, inhibiting their effect on the body and decreasing symptoms. Additional studies (1) show that a saline rinse with xylitol, such as Xlear Nasal Spray, has an even greater effect to wash the nose. Irrigating the sinuses with a xylitol solution enhances the body’s natural defences by pulling extra moisture out of swollen tissues and thinning the mucus.”

Independent Pharmacist, Rita Ghelani explains “Xlear Nasal Spray can be used daily as a preventative measure to keep the nasal passages clear, and to help reduce the build-up of bacteria and viruses that can cause infections.”

Rita goes onto to explain “Xlear contains natural ingredients, saline and xylitol that physically help to remove the sticky mucus that causes nasal congestion and discomfort. Studies also show(1)that Xylitol may help to fight off bacterial growth and so prevent a blocked nose developing into chronic rhinosinusitis – inflammation of the sinuses and nasal cavities that can cause congestion or excessive runny nose.”

Rita continues “I would recommend Xlear Nasal Spray to patients who are suffering from persistent nasal congestion due to allergies, have a sinus infection or as a preventative against air-borne viruses.”
Using Xlear Sinus Care Saline Nasal Spray (£11.99 for 45ml. Available from independent health stores and from Amazon) daily will make sure your airway is healthy and free of allergens.

Why Xlear Nasal Spray?

* Provides relief in as little as 10 minutes

* Natural – contains the natural active ingredient xylitol

* Can be used daily unlike OTC nasal decongestants

* No side effects like drowsiness

* Suitable for children

If your allergies are worse than normal, you can try Xlear Max (£20.48 for 45ml. Available from independent health stores and from Amazon). Unlike the original xylitol nasal spray, Xlear Max Nasal Spray also includes capsicum annum 8x and aloe vera, two natural remedies perfect for allergy season specifically. The addition of capsicum and aloe vera to the Xlear formula gives more immediate relief from congestion and allergy symptoms. During peak allergy season, this particular spray might be preferable over the original, especially if you can’t find relief when you need it.

Other tips for helping seasonal allergies:

* Be aware of the pollen count: There are a few good websites and apps that can alert you when specific allergens are high in your area. Knowing when levels are higher will help you prepare.

* Close the windows: Even though it is warm and nice outside, make sure to keep your house as allergen-free as possible so you have a place to escape when needed. You could also invest in a household air purifier.

* Frequently shower: You will always come in contact with allergens—it’s inevitable. Getting the allergens off your body is key to making sure you don’t have a bad reaction. Shower morning and night and wash your hands and face throughout the day.

* Frequently wash bedding and linens: To ensure that you aren’t spending more time than absolutely necessary around allergens, make sure the places you spend the most time are fresh and clean. It is also a good idea to get mattress and pillow covers for allergies.

* Don’t use the car’s heating/air conditioning unless it is filtered: Many car heating and air conditioning units suck in air from the outside so it is good to find out if your car’s system filters the air or you are at risk of sucking in and circulating pollen and allergens.

* Try using a little dab of Vaseline or a nasal balm around the nostrils to help stop pollen and other allergens entering the nasal passage.

* Wear wraparound sunglasses to prevent pollen getting into the eyes

Naturally formulated with non-GMO ingredients, Xlear Nasal Spray with xylitol is a natural alternative and can help with nasal hygiene or nasal congestion.

Xlear is most effective if used regularly – twice a day, it is easy to use and can be applied any time during the day.

The Xlear Nasal Spray range includes:

* Xlear Sinus Care Saline Nasal Spray with Xylitol, 45ml – £11.99
* Kids Xlear Sinus Saline Nasal Spray with Xylitol, 75oz – £6.99
* Xlear Sinus Rinse Kit [1] – £10.

Xlear products are available from independent health stores and from Amazon. For more information, please visit


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