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What are nasal strips?

Nasal strips are adhesive bandages that you put on the outside of your nose, from one side of the bridge to the other, just above your nostrils. Nasal strips help to widen your nasal passages in order to improve air flow and help you breathe better. These strips may be used by people to improve breathing problems caused by congestion from cold or allergies, a deviated septum and snoring. Nasal strips are sold over-the-counter under a variety of names, including BreatheRight, Brez and NasalAid Nasal Strips.

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