Frequently asked questions
Got questions? Deep breath – we’ve got answers.
Got questions? Deep breath – we’ve got answers.
Breathe Right® Nasal Strips are flexible spring-like bands that gently lift & open your nose/nostrils for improved nasal airflow helping you to breathe better. Breathe Right® Nasal Strips are drug-free and work to instantly open your nose for nasal congestion relief you can feel right away.
Yes! Breathe Right® Nasal Strips are a drug‑free way to relieve nasal congestion.
Breathe Right® Nasal Strips can be found in the sleeping aids, or cough and cold aisle of your favourite retailer (whether that’s your local pharmacy or the grocery store). Can’t find Breathe Right® Nasal Strips in store? Ask an employee to help you locate them!
Each Breathe Right® nasal strip is uniquely engineered with flexible “spring-like” bands that gently stick to the area right above the flare of each nostril. As the bands attempt to straighten back to their original shape, they gently lift the sides of the nose—instantly opening your nose for relief you can feel right away.
We’re glad you asked! Follow the steps below to start stripping.
Clean the skin
The adhesive won’t stick properly to wet, oily, or moisturized skin, so wash and dry your nose before applying.
No, really. Our strips come in different sizes and sensitivity levels, making it easy to determine which strip is best for you.
Position is everything
Place the adhesive side of the strip right above where your nose flares out.
Gently rub the strip to secure it into place on your nose. Take a deep breath. Better breathing begins now.
Wash your face with warm water for 10 seconds, then gently lift each side of the strip and remove. Ta‑da!
No. Cutting Breathe Right® Nasal Strips will ruin the functionality/integrity of the product and may cause them to not work as well. If you’re looking for a smaller strip, might we suggest looking for a box of your strip of choice in the small size?
The benefits of Breathe Right® Nasal Strips – more air, better breathing – aren’t limited to nasal congestion caused by seasonal allergies, or night-time nasal congestion. On the contrary, Breathe Right® Nasal Strips can help you breathe better just about anywhere. Breathe Right® Nasal Strips gently open the nose so that you can experience air flowing more easily through the nose. Whether using them for general health & well-being, relaxation or during gentle exercise, Breathe Right® Nasal Strips help you breathe better anytime, anywhere!
Nasal congestion – whether from a cold or allergies – narrows the already-small nasal breathing space in the nose, making breathing through the nose more difficult. Breathe Right® nasal strips widen nostrils, helping you take air in more easily and providing relief you can feel right away.
When you suffer from nasal congestion, absolutely! Breathe Right® Nasal Strips are shown to instantly relieve night-time nasal congestion. By opening up your nose for more air, Breathe Right® Nasal Strips offer relief you can feel right away, and help make snoring just a distant bad dream.
If you suspect your snoring is a symptom of a serious condition, like sleep apnea, please see your doctor. Breathe Right® Nasal Strips are not intended to treat sleep apnea.
Yes, it may! Better breathing means better sleep. Even subtle breathing difficulties can lead to tossing and turning, fitful or disruptive sleep, waking up frequently, or waking up tired. Breathe Right® Nasal Strips open your nose, helping you take in air more easily.
Millions of our population suffer with a deviated septum – a bend in the cartilage or bone that separates the nostrils inside the nose. Symptoms include an airflow blockage through one or both nostrils, difficulty sleeping, chronic nasal stuffiness, and loud breathing or snoring. While Breathe Right® Nasal Strips should not be considered an alternative to surgical correction, they can help to improve nasal air flow, allowing you to take in air more easily. Even better? They may offer relief you can feel right away.
Anyone can use Breathe Right® Nasal Strips! Breathe Right is safe for adults and being drug free the smaller sizes are suitable for children over the age of 5. Our transparent / clear strips are suitable for sensitive skins. So feel free to safely use them – whoever you are, wherever you are!
Any child under the age of 5, or people with latex allergies, should not use Breathe Right® Nasal Strips. The package is sealed with natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions. The strips are made with a medical-grade adhesive. Do not use over sores, sunburned, irritated skin or broken skin.
Yes, Breathe Right® Nasal Strips are safe for children over 5 years old. The small size is suggested to best fit a child’s face. We suggest parents of young children help in the application and removal of the strips.
Though we do not make child specific Breathe Right® Nasal Strips, our small size strips are suggested to best fit a child’s face. Breathe Right® Nasal Strips are safe for children 5 years and up (though we suggest parents of young children help in the application and removal of the strips).
See our details on how to apply and remove Breathe Right® Nasal Strips
Breathe Right® Clear / Transparent / Sensitive * Nasal Strips work the same way our Original / Beige / Classic* Nasal Strips do.
However, the materials used are slightly different. Original / Beige / Classic’s material is more porous – when the strip is taken out of the pack and exposed to air, the adhesive is activated to a tackiness phase, creating a glue-like consistency. Clear / Transparent / Sensitive works in the opposite way. The material is non-porous and prevents air from reaching the adhesive material, making it easier to remove after use. So, if you’ve got dry or sensitive skin, Clear / Transparent / Sensitive strips are probably the perfect match for you!
* whether called Original / Beige / Classic these products have different descriptions in different countries, but are all the same product
* whether called Clear / Transparent / Sensitive these products have different descriptions in different countries, but are all the same product
Breathe Right® Nasal Strips may be used on a daily basis. Do not use for more than 12 hours per day. If rash or skin irritation occurs, discontinue use. Each strip is for a single use only – do not reapply; use a fresh strip.
Wash your face with warm water for 10 seconds, then gently lift each side of the strip and remove. Gentle is the key word here! Slow and steady wins the race. You can also remove while you’re in the shower.
Always remove your Breathe Right® Nasal Strips while washing your face with warm water or when you’re in the shower. Always remove the strip gently.
An application site reaction may occur, such as redness, irritation, pain, peeling, or bleeding. Hypersensitivity reactions including rash, itching, and swelling may occur when using the nasal strips. If this occurs, discontinue use.
Breathe Right® Nasal Strips are for a single use only. Don’t reuse them the adhesive is not designed to be used multiple times. Breathe Right® Nasal Strips should not be used for more than 12 hours.
Breathe Right® Nasal Strips are made with a medical grade adhesive. The packaging of the product contains natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions in susceptible individuals. People with latex allergies should not use Breathe Right® Nasal Strips.
Breathe Right® Nasal Strips do not contain gluten.
All Breathe Right® Nasal Strips products have an expiration date on the outer box.