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Avoiding Those Dreaded Christmas Allergies


Albany, NY -- As Christmas draws closer, winter allergies are once again on the rise. According to a recent survey, (3 out of 4) adults experience an increase of allergy attacks including headaches, eye irritation and sinus congestion from Thanksgiving through New Year’s Day.

The survey was conducted by SiCap Industries, makers of the world’s first hot pepper nasal spray known as “Sinus Buster”. With more than 500,000 regular customers, Sinus Buster has become a strong leader in the natural health industry.

“We sent questionnaires to several thousand customers randomly. About 1200 surveys were returned. Each survey concentrated specifically on allergies during the holiday season. We couldn’t believe how many of our customers had Christmas allergies,” says Wayne Perry, president of SiCap Industries.

Results showed (75%) of surveyed respondents complained of increased allergy symptoms during the holiday season.

There are many causes for so-called “Christmas Allergies” including molds, artificial scents, and foods. While many people blame live Christmas trees for symptoms, allergies to evergreens are usually caused by molds growing naturally on trees. Artificial trees aren’t much better if they are stored in areas where mold can grow throughout the year. The same holds true for ornaments and other decorations that are packed away yearly.

To avoid mold contamination, store decorations in dry temperature controlled areas, and seal the cartons tightly. When unpacking, open cartons outside or in the garage, and allow them to air out for 24 hours before bringing them into the living area.

Another trigger can be scented candles and other artificially scented decorations. Many people are also allergic to pine scented aerosol sprays used to add aroma to artificial trees.

Increased alcohol consumption during the holidays is another cause. Alcohol is a major trigger for a variety of headaches and sinus problems. The same goes with certain foods. Moderation is the key as well as knowing which foods to avoid.

The survey also drew feedback concerning SiCap’s line of Sinus Buster Capsaicin nasal sprays. An astounding (96%) of respondents reported that Sinus Buster relieved their seasonal allergies better than any other product they had previously tried.

“It was a pretty close race between the classic formula and our allergy formula, but the allergy formula is designed to prevent symptoms in addition to relieving them,” Perry explains.

The Sinus Buster Allergy formula uses a combination of Capsaicin and Nettle extract to relieve allergy symptoms naturally. A couple squirts instantly attacks the worst symptoms including headaches. According to the manufacturer, Sinus Buster lets you enjoy all the tastes and smells of Christmas without the worry of allergy attacks, and it makes a great stocking stuffer.


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