Back when I was in Toledo in August I bought some generic, “Breathe Right Strips” because I read in some pregnancy book that they’re helpful if you become congested when you’re pregnant. (Since I can’t down my normal quart of nyquil in my current state.)
Well, first – keep in mind these items come in sizes. I bought the wrong size. (It’s for medium to large adult noses. I think I have a small-ish nose.)
So, last night when I was struggling to breathe and my throat was becoming raw from breathing out of it, I gave a strip a shot.
I was terrified because I’m normally allergic to the adhesive on EVERYTHING: bandaids, medical tape, etc. Meaning: I get a red rash upon removing said adhesive from my cuerpo. (Body).
1. It worked. It IMMEDIATELY opened up my nostrils. I’m not kidding you.
2. It’s not flesh-toned, as advertised. I think they should work on that.
3. It’s probably important to get the correct size.
4. The generic worked fine.
5. There are no medications in the strips. They’re literally a bandaid with little plastic pieces that essentially pull your nose open.
6. Um. No rash.
7. I could feel it at first, but ended up falling asleep just fine. In the a.m., I didn’t even feel it.
And yes. They ARE attractive.
So, give ’em a whirl. There’s a boatload of different kinds. See here.