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If you have ever gone to the drugstore looking for a nasal spray to relieve sinus infection symptoms, you’ve most likely encountered a row of products that look very much the same. Which product is the best? Are all the products the same? Which product is right for me?

Recently, one specific brand of nasal spray has emerged as both a popular and effective form of sinus infection treatment. Sinus Buster Nasal Spray is the new product on the shelf of your local drugstore, and sets itself apart from other nasal sprays and sinus medication in several ways.

Read below to find out how this new nasal spray works, and whether it will eliminate your sinus symptoms.

What symptoms does Sinus Pressure relieve?

Sinus Buster targets the three most uncomfortable sinusitis symptoms: sinus pressure, nasal congestion and sinus headaches. This nasal sprays differs from other over-the-counter sinus symptoms due to the presence of its active ingredient: capsaicin.

What is capsaicin?

Capsaicin is a type of botanical extract and new research shows that it is especially effective in relieving classic symptoms of sinusitis and sinus headaches. Derived from the cayenne pepper, capsaicin helps by numbing the mucus membrane inside the sinuses and creating a barrier to Substance P (a neuropeptide that alerts the brain to feelings of pain). Capsaicin then helps drain the nasal cavity, removing the mucus blockages, bacteria, and restricted blood vessels that tend to cause sinus headaches.

Note: Sinus Buster is available without a prescription, and can be found online, at your local drugstore for around $13.00.

Has Sinus Buster been clinically tested?

The first clinical trials for Sinus Buster began in 2010. During a double-blind study, 42 patients suffering from sinus pressure, sinus headache and nasal congestion were treated with Sinus Buster for a two week period. An overwhelming majority of the patients administered the spray felt instant relief; on average, patients showed an ability to breathe easier in less than one minute of using the spray.

The studies also concluded no negative side effects, such as nosebleeds, loss of smell or rebound effect, symptoms that many users of regular OTC nasal sprays often encounter.

Is Sinus Buster right for me?

Sinus Buster is an ideal medication for many sinus suffers. If you have been diagnosed with acute or chronic sinusitis, and experience symptoms like sinus congestion and pressure, you are a candidate for this medication. If you have not experienced any relief through over-the-counter drugs, without dealing with obtrusive side-effects, like a dulled sense of smell, nose bleeds, drowsiness or irritating nasal dryness, you ought to give Sinus Buster a try. Suffers of particularly tender sinus pain, and have found Tylenol and Advil to be unhelpful will likely benefit from this spray. Sinus Buster users also report that it is non-drowsy, non-habit forming and currently has no known drug interactions.

Note: Sinus Buster is effective in treating non-allergen based congestion only. If your sinus issues stem from allergies, you must consider a different course of treatment, as no nasal spray will alleviate your symptoms.

How do I use Sinus Buster?

Step-By-Step Directions for Use:

  1. Shake bottle well and remove cap and safety clip.
  2. Place the nozzle between your index and middle fingers and hold the bottom of the bottle in place with your thumb.
  3. Spray the solution 1-2 times in each nostril.
  4. Repeat this 1 to 2 times per day.

Note: Do not use more than eight total sprays per day. Remember that Sinus Buster should only be used by adults and children 12 years or older.

Will I feel a burning sensation after using the spray?

Most patients report a momentary, strong, peppery-type sensation as the solution makes its way through your sinuses, clearing away blockages. The feeling lasts for 3-5 seconds. If you are a fan of moderately spicy food, like Indian or Thai food, or have ever tasted wasabi or horseradish, you’ll likely recognize the feeling. This sensation is the capsaicin ingredient working to remove the build-up and mucus in your sinus cavities.

After the initial sensation, most users experience instant relief, and even a pleasant, subsiding warmth.

Can I combine Sinus Buster with any other treatment?

Sinus Buster can be combined with other home remedies to treat sinus pain and congestion. Many patients recommend using Sinus Buster in conjunction with nasal irrigation via a neti-pot to stay congestion and pain-free.

Since patients find Sinus Buster more effective than other standard sinus medications, such as Flonase, Imitrex, Zomig, Zyrtec and Claritin. You may choose to discontinue use of these meds if you find that Sinus Buster is successful in reducing your symptoms.

For best results when incorporating Sinus Buster in your regular sinus health regime, remember to eat healthily. Be sure to eat foods low in sodium and avoid food containing MSG or other artificial additives.

Note: Take care to note the standard warning label on the bottle, for directions in case of accidental contact with eyes, and other cautions.