Nasal Spray Made From Chillies Could Be The Answer To a Pers
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A nasal spray made from chillies could help people with a persistent blocked nose. The spray is designed for people whose nasal stuffiness is not caused by allergies such as hay fever, but rather by non-allergic rhinitis. New research shows the nose spray, made with capsaicin, can eradicate symptoms in around 40 per cent of patients after just 12 weeks of use.

Capsaicin-based nose sprays have been used, under the supervision of a doctor, for non-allergic rhinitis in some countries for several years. Capsaicin, which makes chillies spicy, is thought to relax blood vessels, dilating them and allowing more blood to flow, thereby lowering blood pressure.

Research showed regular use of a chilli nasal spray improved the symptoms of patients with a long history of non-allergic rhinitis. Half of the 22 patients involved in the study were given a chilli spray to squirt up each nostril five times, with a one-hour interval between treatments. The rest were given a dummy spray that was mainly water. This was repeated again four weeks later, and eight weeks after that.

Using a scoring system, where 25 points represented the worst symptoms and zero no symptoms at all, researchers found the chilli spray group saw a five-point drop in average scores after four weeks. Average scores in the placebo group went up by two points. After 12 weeks, 40 percent of the chilli spray group had experienced such a reduction in symptoms that they were no longer classed as having non-allergic rhinitis.

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https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-9288403/Nasal-spray-CHILLIES-answer-persistent-blocked-nose-research-suggests.html
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