5 Effective Nasal Sprays
Based on 11,267 Influenster Reviews
Sinus congestion, a runny nose—yep, it's cold season. But these Influensters know how to stop those annoying symptoms in their tracks. Check out which nasal sprays Influensters are saying really work!
Packaging: The first thing I noticed about the packaging is the size and color. The size is considerably bigger than I expected, but it’s practical since it can easily fit the nasal spray inside without getting damaged. The other thing was the color and what I mean is that normally what I know of Claritin products is that they have a darker blue sky and they even show a hint of that on the side. I like that though, because then I know just by looking that it’s a product made from Claritin.
The front of the box tells you exactly what this is for, how long it lasts and how much in the spray. All the normal labeling such as drug facts, warnings, etc. are labeled on the back and plus you get a very informative Question & Answers with how to use the spray inside the box.
Relief of: Nasal Congestion, Runny nose, Itchy nose, sneezing & is Non Drowsy
The bottle is decent size and amount of product is at .34 fl oz. with 60 sprays. That’s a lot considering in the directions for Adults for the first week use 2 sprays in each* nostril. If you were to continually use that for 7 days straight that leaves you with 46 sprays left to use when needed.
The Directions are as follows:
Week 1- use 2 sprays in each nostril once daily
Week 2 through 6 months*- use 1 or 2 sprays in each nostril once daily, as needed to treat your symptoms
After 6 months of daily use –ask your doctor if you can keep using (This might be important!)
** Why is this different from taking allergy pills? Most common OTC allergy pills act on histamine alone. Whereas the Clarispray (according to provided information) acts on multiple inflammatory substances including: histamine, prostaglandins, cytokines, tryptases, chemokines and leukotrienes. So overall pills don’t help to relieve congestion like the nasal spray will.
Ingredients: Just to be clear Clarispray contains different ingredients compared to Claritin. For me that means it must work differently compared to Claritin. It contains *Fluticasone Propionate after reading that I had no idea what it meant until I read on the Q&A. It’s the active ingredient that is produced in your body naturally to help fight inflammation. I did find out that it is a steroid, but not the kind you think that athletes abuse and is simply for allergies.
Use: I have only ever used nasal sprays prescribed to me by doctors, so it’s nice to able to find this at my local grocery store. I did find ripping of the seal was a little bit of a hassle since it would only rip off in pieces, but better safe than sorry.
Once I first opened to examine the spray I realized the nozzle was not securely in place, but after priming the spray it securely attaches. So don’t fret that it will easily fall off like my first initial thought.
The first week of using the spray I did have a headache the 1st day of use. Now I don’t know if that is in fact because of the nasal spray or whatever it may be. That was the only time I did experience a headache. I did not experience any adverse reactions. I would say after using it on the first day it did clear my nose up and symptoms pretty quickly.
On my really bad days it would relieve almost all of my symptoms. Only sometimes would my nose be itchy, but not nearly as bad as if I didn’t use the spray. I love that I am able to breathe easily out of my nose. No sneezing uncontrollably everywhere I go, especially in a silent classroom (embarrassing! Lol).
Clean: I found it easy to remove the nozzle for cleaning by grasping the base and pulling up. I didn’t like the fact that when placing the nozzle back on securely you had to spray the bottle again, hence why did I just clean it? So either you spray it in the air (wasting more product) or if you keep the cap on you’ll have to clean that too.
Smell: The smell for me is nothing new and I would say it is about the same strength as prescribed nasal sprays. There is no perfume as it as plant based steroid that is the aroma. Smells a little bit floral to me.
Price: I think the price is great for a name brand nasal spray especially compared to other products that are similar.
Overall: I am very happy with the nasal spray that I can keep in my purse to keep up with my active life. I only had headache that one time since I’ve used it otherwise I would have stopped using it if that trend continued. I have all year allergies so it’s nice to find an easy to use spray that works effectively for me. I do not take my normal allergy pills when I do use the spray as recommended by the instructions. I would always consult your doctor if you have question or unsure, that’s why they are there.
I received this item at a discounted price for my honest review. Every review I do is based 100% off of my experience with the product and I do not guarantee a positive review.