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What should I know about nasal strips before using them?

Nasal strips are adhesive bandages that attach to the outside of your nose in order to open your nasal passages and improve air flow. They do not contain any medication or substance other than adhesive. These strips should not be used by children under five years of age. The strips are not intended to be alternatives to surgery for a deviated septum or as a treatment for sleep apnea. If you are using these strips in an effort to reduce or eliminate snoring, be aware that you may have to use them for up to a week before snoring is reduced. If you have a latex allergy, be certain the brand of nasal strips that you use is latex-free.

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