Frequently asked questions

Got questions? Deep breath—we’ve got answers.

  • Breathe Right® nasal strips are drug‑free strips that work instantly to open your nose for nasal congestion relief you can feel right away.

  • Yes! Breathe Right® nasal strips are a drug‑free way to relieve nasal congestion. Learn more about better breathing with Breathe Right.

  • Breathe Right® nasal strips can be found in the cough and cold aisle of your favorite retailer (whether that’s your local pharmacy or the grocery store). Can’t find Breathe Right strips in store? Ask an employee to help you locate them!

    You can also purchase Breathe Right strips online.

  • Each Breathe Right® nasal strip is uniquely engineered with flexible “spring-like” bands that gently stick to the area right above the flare of each nostril. As the bands attempt to straighten back to their original shape, they gently lift the sides of the nose—instantly opening your nose for relief you can feel right away.

  • We’re glad you asked! Follow the steps below to start stripping.

    1. Wash up!

      The adhesive won’t stick properly to wet, oily, or moisturized skin, so wash and dry your nose before applying.

    2. Size matters

      No, really. Our strips come in different sizes, colors, and sensitivity levels, making it easy to determine which strip is best for you.

    3. Position is everything

      Place the adhesive side of the strip right above where your nose flares out.

    4. Breathe easy

      Gently rub the strip to secure it into place on your nose. Take a deep breath. Better breathing begins now.

    5. Done stripping?

      Wash your face with warm water for 10 seconds, then gently and slowly lift each side of the strip and remove. Ta‑da!

  • Generally speaking, we recommend the small/medium size for children (and any tiny‑faced folks!) and the large size for adults.

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  • No. Cutting Breathe Right® nasal strips will ruin the functionality/integrity of the product and may cause them to not work at all. If you’re looking for a smaller strip, might we suggest looking for a box of your strip of choice in the small/medium size?

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  • The benefits of Breathe Right® strips—instant relief, better breathing—aren’t limited to nasal congestion caused by seasonal allergies, or nighttime nasal congestion. On the contrary, Breathe Right strips can help you breathe better just about anywhere. Where you strip? That’s up to you.

  • Nasal congestion—whether from a cold or allergies—narrows the already-small nasal breathing space, making breathing through the nose more difficult. Breathe Right® nasal strips widen nostrils, helping you take air in more easily and providing relief you can feel right away.

  • When you suffer from nasal congestion, absolutely! Breathe Right® strips are clinically shown to instantly relieve nighttime nasal congestion. By opening up your nose for relief you can feel right away, Breathe Right strips help to relieve snoring.

    If you suspect your snoring is a symptom of a serious condition, like sleep apnea, please see your doctor. Breathe Right nasal strips are not intended to treat sleep apnea.

  • Yes, it may! Better breathing means better sleep. Even subtle breathing difficulties from nasal congestion can lead to tossing and turning, fitful or disruptive sleep, waking up frequently, or waking up tired. Breathe Right® nasal strips open your nose, helping you take in air more easily.

  • Millions of Americans have a deviated septum—a bend in the cartilage or bone that separates the nostrils inside the nose. Symptoms include an airflow blockage through one or both nostrils, difficulty sleeping, chronic nasal stuffiness, and loud breathing or snoring. While Breathe Right® nasal strips should not be considered an alternative to surgical correction, they can help to improve nasal air flow, allowing you to take in air more easily. Even better? They may offer relief you can feel right away.

  • Anyone can use Breathe Right® nasal strips! Breathe Right is safe for adults and children over the age of 5. So feel free to strip—whoever you are, wherever you are.

    Please note: Those with latex allergies should not use this product.

  • Any child under the age of 5, or people with latex allergies, should not use Breathe Right® strips. The package is sealed with natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions. The strips are made with a medical-grade adhesive. Do not use over sores, sunburned or irritated skin.

  • Yes, Breathe Right® nasal strips are safe for children over 5 years old. The small/medium size is suggested to best fit a child’s face. We suggest parents of young children help in the application and removal of the strips.

  • Though we do not make child specific Breathe Right® nasal strips, our small/medium size strips are suggested to best fit a child’s face. Breathe Right nasal strips are safe for children 5 years and up (though we suggest parents of young children help in the application and removal of the strips).

    Get the details on how to apply and remove Breathe Right strips

  • Breathe Right® Original Clear nasal strips work the same way Original Tan nasal strips do.

    However, the materials used are slightly different. Tan’s material is more porous—when the strip is taken out of the pack and exposed to air, the adhesive is activated to a tackiness phase, creating a glue-like consistency. Clear works in the opposite. The material is non-porous and prevents air from reaching the adhesive material, making it easier to remove after use. So, if you’ve got dry or sensitive skin, Clear strips are probably the perfect match for you!

  • Our lavender Breathe Right® nasal strips have a lavender scent that’s activated by a simple ‘scratch and sniff’ motion. See lavender nasal strips.

  • You can use your HSA and FSA tax-preferred savings account to purchase certain OTC products including Breathe Right®. The passage of the CARES Act by Congress includes provisions to restore OTC eligibility under tax-preferred HSA and FSA accounts. Your plan details may vary, so save your receipt and check with your benefits or health provider for eligibility.

  • Your coupon is valid at a variety of major retailers—from Target to Walmart, Walgreens to CVS. Keep in mind, the coupon may not work at all retailers based on their individual policies.

    Note: All coupons are managed through a third‑party vendor. Foundation Consumer Healthcare reserves the right to rescind, revoke, or amend the coupon or mobile rebate at any time without notice.

  • Breathe Right® nasal strips may be used on a daily basis. Do not use for more than 12 hours per day. If rash or skin irritation occurs, discontinue use. Each strip is for a single use only—do not reapply; use a fresh strip.

  • Done stripping? Wash your face with warm water for 10 seconds, then gently lift each side of the strip and remove. Gentle is the key word here! Slow and steady wins the race. You can also remove while you’re in the shower. Never rip after you strip!

  • Always remove your nasal strip while washing your face with warm water or when you’re in the shower. Always remove the strip gently.

    An application site reaction may occur, such as redness, irritation, pain, peeling, or bleeding. Hypersensitivity reactions including rash, itching, and swelling may occur when using the nasal strips. If this occurs, discontinue use.

  • Breathe Right® nasal strips are for a single use only. Don’t reuse them the adhesive is not designed to be used multiple times. Breathe Right nasal strips should not be used for more than 12 hours.

  • Breathe Right® nasal strips are made with a medical‑grade adhesive. The packaging of the product contains natural rubber latex, which may cause allergic reactions in susceptible individuals. People with latex allergies should not use Breathe Right nasal strips.

  • Breathe Right® nasal strips do not contain gluten.

  • All Breathe Right® nasal strip products have an expiration date on the outer box.


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