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A Deep Dive Into the 3 Common Types of Nasal Sprays

Nasal Decongestion

Did you know that 13.1% of Singaporeans experience allergic rhinitis? Triggered by the body’s reaction towards allergens, this condition is manifested by bothersome symptoms such as blocked nose and non-stop sneezing.

If you are the unfortunate one out of ten people who suffers routinely from allergic rhinitis, you surely understand how frustrating these symptoms are. Fortunately, there are multiple solutions to relieve an allergic rhinitis attack. In this article, we will focus on nasal sprays – a clear choice for many due to their practical and straightforward application.

There are three common types of nasal sprays – each made up of various compositions. If you are looking for the best nasal spray to soothe sinus pressure and nasal congestion, read further to understand the intricacies of each type of nasal sprays to help pick the one best suited for you.

Understanding the Types of Nasal Sprays

1. Steroid Nasal Spray

Steroid nasal sprays contain corticosteroids – a type of manufactured drug used to treat a range of inflammatory conditions. While steroid nasal sprays are effective at reducing symptoms such as congestion, sneezing and runny nose, long-term use of any steroids can cause side effects. These include nosebleeds, nausea and headaches. Thus, it is highly recommended to follow the instructions when using a steroid nasal spray.

Steroid nasal sprays may not be the best option if you are looking for quick relief from allergic rhinitis or sinus discomfort. Upon use, it can take up to several days for a steroid spray to build up to its full effect, and a further two to four weeks for you to see tangible and significant benefits.

2. Saline Nasal Sprays

Saline sprays, as their name would suggest, contain a small amount of salt and sterilised water meant to thin mucus, clear debris and flush out the nasal cavity. The end goal is to clear your nasal pathways for easier breathing when congestion arises.

While saline sprays are great for individuals looking for a natural and non-medicated approach, this also means that it is typically not as effective in treating the full suite of allergy symptoms.

Furthermore, the effects of saline sprays are relatively short-lived compared to other nasal sprays. They are good in a pinch, but might not have the lasting effects one might want from a nasal spray.

3. Nasal Decongestant Sprays

Block or stuffy nose is caused by inflamed blood vessels in your nasal passages. Nasal decongestants offer quick relief by working to narrow these inflamed blood vessels, breaking the vicious cycle of continuous congestion and pressure. Decongestant sprays are extremely quick-acting and take effect in just a matter of minutes, offering you relief for up to 12 hours.

However, this efficacy does come at a price. Decongestant sprays should not be used for more than three to five days consecutively. Doing so will consequently lead to dependency on decongestant sprays, which may bring about complications down the road.

If you are looking for a decongestant spray that can help you breathe easy, consider Sato Pharmaceutical Nazal Spray. Containing antihistamine – an ingredient that works by blocking the effects of histamine – Sato Pharmaceutical Nazal Spray is your fast-acting solution to allergies.

Choosing the Right Nasal Spray

Each type of spray comes with its own unique sets of pros and cons – some are more suitable for long-term use, while others are better utilised for short-term relief. As always, be sure to check in with your doctor prior to use if you are unsure if a nasal spray is a good option for you.

Suffering from Nasal Congestion? Here Are Some Ways to Soothe It.

Nasal Decongestion

Do you wake up every morning feeling like a ton of bricks dropped on your chest, and you cannot breathe through your nose? Or perhaps you have been blowing your nose all day, and you are almost running out of tissue boxes at home. We feel you, we do.

Nasal congestion, sometimes dubbed as stuffy nose or rhinitis by health professionals, refers to the inflammation of the linings of the nasal cavity. It is a prevalent symptom caused by anything that could possibly irritate or inflame the nasal tissue – such as common cold, environmental irritants, pregnancy, stress, or even underlying health conditions like allergies, acute sinusitis and sleep apnea.

Individuals experiencing nasal congestion tend to suffer from stuffy or runny nose, sinus pain, mucus build-up or swollen nasal tissue. It can also be accompanied by other side effects such as headache.

Nasal congestion can affect your quality of life and ability to perform everyday activities. While the symptoms usually settle on their own, there are some home remedies that can help relieve them faster.

 1. Invest in a Humidifier

Experts have agreed that adding humidity to the air with a humidifier is generally a good way to ease some of the discomfort of nasal congestion. The humidifier converts liquid water to water vapour, increasing the humidity of an indoor space. At the same time, the water vapour counteracts dryness in the nose and alleviates irritated tissues and swollen blood vessels. Aside from that, it also helps to thin the mucus in your sinuses, making it easier to clear from your nasal passages.

2. Take Warm Showers

Another technique of soothing nasal congestion would be to take warm showers. The steam from a warm shower adds moisture to the air, consequently helping to thin out the mucus in your nose and reduce inflammation.

 3. Steam Therapy

Next, you might also want to consider filling up a large bowl with warm water. This is the most widely used home remedy for ages, as the moist air is believed to help loosen the mucus in the nasal passages and improve nasal obstruction.

Grab a towel, lean over the bowl, cover your head with the towel and take deep breaths through your mouth and nose.

 4. Stay Hydrated

By now, it is clear that moisture is your friend if you suffer from nasal congestion. Not just moisture in the air, but adequate hydration can, too, thin the mucus in your nose and help the mucus membrane function right. It will also help to prevent stagnant mucus from building up in your sinuses and lungs – so be sure to keep a bottle or two close at hand.

5. Use a Nasal Spray or Nasal Decongestant

Besides making changes to the environment around you, you can also focus on keeping your nasal passages and sinuses moist by getting a nasal spray or nasal decongestant. These products work by shrinking the blood vessels and tissues in the sinuses, allowing more air to flow through.

Depending on your application preference, you can choose one with a spray mechanism like our Sato Nazal Spray or a pump type applicator like our Sato Nazal Spray Pump. Both products are formulated with active ingredients to bring fast relief to Singaporeans suffering from stuffy or congested nose.

Don’t Let Nasal Congestion Get in Your Way

Nasal congestion can be a significant hindrance in your daily life, but these simple techniques may just be the answer to your way out of it. Complement them with a healthy diet and plenty of rest, and you will find yourself breathing easy again in no time.

NAZAL SPRAY PUMP

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Active Ingredients: Naphazoline Hydrochloride, Chlorphaniramine Maleate, Benzallconium Chloride

Application: For adults and children from 7 years old, spray into nostrils once or twice a day. Do not use more than 6 times a day, at intervals of 3 hours.

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Japanese Nasal Spray for Allergies

Irritated by your stuffy nose? This may eventually become an inconvenience that can affect your quality of life. The good news is, Japanese nasal sprays are commonly available in stores across Singapore to provide the relief you need for allergies. One of our popular nasal decongestants is Nazal Spray. Here’s how it can relieve your symptoms.

 

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Nazal Spray consists of a vasoconstrictor that clears your blocked nose. The vasoconstrictor will prevent fluid from draining from blood vessels into the tissues lining the nostrils. This means unblocking and improving airflow in your nose to ease the stuffiness. Free from steroids, the formulation by Sato Pharmaceutical can relieve inflammation from the nasal mucous membrane. Additionally, the antihistamine in the nasal spray can help in suppressing the allergic symptoms which cause nasal congestion.

 

Shop for Nazal Spray online or drop by any of these stores in Singapore to purchase it today. Sato Pharmaceutical also offers DORAMA NEO Eye Drops Solution that will work gently to relieve other allergy symptoms like irritated eyes. For more information, feel free to get in touch with us today.

 

More Information

Active Ingredients:

Naphazoline Hydrochloride, Chlorpheniramine Maleate, Benzallconium Chloride

 

Indications:

Nazal spray offers temporary relief by narrowing the blood vessels in the nasal region, reducing swellings that cause the congestion. This medication can relieve various conditions such as hay fever, common cold, allergies, sinusitis, stuffy nose, acute rhinitis, excessive nasal mucus, and running nose.

 

Directions for use:

Adults and children above the age of 7 years can spray 1-2 times directly into each nostril once or twice daily. Avoid using the Nazal Spray more than 6 times a day at intervals of 3 hours.

 

Price:

Sato Nazal nasal spray 30 ml – $7.90

 

Place Of Origin

Made in Japan.