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Sinus sufferers miss out on work or social activities due to summer allergies
Date:7/31/2008

ibiotics in patients with frequent sinusitis, according to another study.

"The nose is one of the body's filters so cleansing the nasal passages of dust and allergens that cause inflammation is crucial for good respiratory health," says Jay Youngerman, MD of North Shore Hospital at Plainview and Long Island ENT Associates. "While most people think of allergies as an inconvenience, symptoms can worsen leading to an infection or sinusitis. Simple preventive methods such as saline nasal wash in a squeeze bottle can be used daily over the long term to reduce or alleviate sinus symptoms."

More Survey Findings

  • Consumers are exposed to summertime allergens frequently. Americans spend an average of nearly four hours each day outside in the summer; more than a quarter report spending six or more hours outdoors.

  • Allergies are a chronic problem. About half of Americans do not know that outdoor allergies can plague sinus sufferers year-round.

  • Nearly one in five consumers experience constant sinus problems. More men (41%) than women (32%) say they rarely or never treat their symptoms.

  • Saline nasal rinse can easily be added to the hygiene routine everyday. Americans spend an average of nine minutes on daily cleanliness regimens like brushing teeth, washing face and protecting skin so why not in less time than that wash your nasal passages.

About the Survey Methodology

This telephone survey was conducted by Opinion Research Corporation's CARAVAN® among a national probability sample of 1,004 adults comprised of 500 men and 504 women who are 18 years of age and older and live in private households in the continental United States. Interviewing for this CARAVAN® survey was completed during the period of June 6 to 9, 2008. The survey was sponsored by NeilMed Pharmaceuticals, Inc.


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