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Why is Breathe The Sea™ recommended for everyday use?

Under what conditions should I use Breathe The Sea™?

What additional ingredients are added to Breathe The Sea™?

What does hypertonic mean?

Why is hypertonic superior to isotonic?

Why is seawater more effective than other salt sprays?

How often and how long should I use Breathe The Sea™?

Why is Breathe The Sea™ preferable to other OTC nasal sprays?

I’ve heard of the neti pot.  How does Breathe The Sea™ compare
with the neti pot?


Can I use guaifenesin with Breathe The Sea™?

Should I use Breathe The Sea™ with my prescription intranasal
steroid or antihistamine spray?

How do I know if I need an antibiotic for infection?

How important is the Vanderpool technique to using Breathe The
Sea™?

Is seawater all the same regardless of where it originates?

How long does Breathe The Sea™ last?

Will using Breathe The Sea™ help snoring?





Q.  Why is Breathe The Sea™ recommended for everyday use?
A: Breathe The Sea™ helps maintain the normal healthy function of the nose.  It helps your own mucus to clean and carry away unwanted irritants (such as industrial pollution), allergens (such as pollens) and causes of colds and flu.  Breathe The Sea™ cleans and conditions air coming into the nose and on into the lungs to filter out undesirable debris of any kind.  Since air enters your nose and carries germs and other irritants to other parts of your body, common sense would dictate that cleansing and removing these would keep you in a more healthy state year round.
- Scott Carroll, MD

Your nose is the filter from the outside world and should be washed regularly with Breathe The Sea™ two times a day.  If you begin to have nasal complaints due to exposures, etc., use it more times per day until you are back to normal.  You may then go back to two times a day.  It is safe to use as much as needed; the earlier your response to exposures the better.
- Gerald E. Vanderpool, MD
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Q.  Under what conditions should I use Breathe The Sea™?
A:  You may use Breathe The Sea™ alone or as an additional therapy with your prescription nasal spray.  In our practice, we recommended Breathe The Sea™ for:
1.  Daily hygiene to remove irritants and germs
2.  Moisturizing effect in dry environments
3.  Preventive therapy in polluted environments
4.  Allergic rhinitis (about 20% of the population)
5.  Nonallergic nasal conditions (such as vasomotor rhinitis about 15 to 20% of the population)
6.  Infectious conditions such as nasal and/or sinus infections
7.  In conjunction with nasal/sinus surgery pre and postop at discretion of your surgeon
8.  Cold and flu
9.  Pregnancy rhinitis which is usually hormone related in order to prevent possible side effects from
     Rx medications
10. Pregnant and breastfeeding mothers
11. Following exposure to occupational dust (such as firefighters, construction workers, farmers, etc.)
12. Adjunctive (additional) therapy to use prior to your prescription nasal sprays in order that the membrane is cleansed prior to application of your prescription nasal spray.  Clearing the membrane of mucus enables your prescription to reach the now-exposed membrane to have maximum effect.
13. Elderly patients with excessively dry thin nasal membranes (atrophic rhinitis)
14. May help to reduce snoring
15. Can be useful prior to CPAP by moisturizing and clearing nasal passages for better breathing
-  Scott Carroll, MD

You must become a part of your own medical care and learn through trial and error when you need to increase usage of Breathe The Sea™.  Learn to recognize early messages from your body to increase usage, such as thickening of mucus, headaches, facial pressure, etc.  Make your own warning list.
- Gerald E. Vanderpool, MD 
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Q.  What additional ingredients are added to Breathe The Sea™?
A.  None!  Breathe The Sea™ is 100% natural:  sterilized seawater (80%) and purified water (20%).  Breathe The Sea™ contains no preservatives such as other saline nasal sprays may contain.
- Richard Stout, MD
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Q.  What does hypertonic mean?
A.  Hypertonic refers to the concentration of salt in Breathe The Sea™ which is higher than the salt content of body fluids.  Due to the greater concentration, water is drawn into the hypertonic solution and out of the cells by osmosis causing the cells to shrink thus reducing swelling of the nasal membranes.  By reducing swelling, you will experience better breathing ability and comfort.
- Richard Stout, MD

Breathe The Sea™ is hypertonic and takes advantage of the natural process of osmosis drawing fluid from your swollen nasal membranes and leaving your nose moist.
- Gerald E. Vanderpool, MD
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Q.  Why is hypertonic superior to isotonic?
A.  Isotonic nasal sprays have a salt concentration equal to the salt content of body fluids.  It will not cause the cell to shrink or reduce swelling of nasal membranes as does Breathe The Sea™.  Breathe The Sea™ is hypertonic and takes advantage of the natural process of osmosis to draw fluid from swollen membranes.
- Richard Stout, MD
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Q.  Why is seawater more effective than other salt sprays?
A.  96.7% of the content of sea water is pure water. The majority of what remains is composed of sodium chloride, however, the presence of several trace elements, despite their small presence, is particularly important.  Seawater has many antiseptic properties due to its high salt concentration, and some of the trace elements commonly found in seawater like selenium, magnesium and potassium are known agents to promote healing.  In addition to shrinking swollen nasal membranes, the tiny hair-like cilia in your nose have been shown to improve with Breathe The Sea™ thus helping to move mucus and dirt particles away from your nose.
- Richard Stout, MD

Sea water is hypertonic and also carries trace elements of magnesium, zinc, potassium, etc.
- Gerald E. Vanderpool, MD
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Q.  How often and how long should I use Breathe The Sea™?
A.  Breathe The Sea™ can be safely used on a daily basis for LIFE!  For general nasal health, I recommend two times daily on a regular basis.  When you are experiencing any of the various forms of rhinitis (irritation or inflammation of the nose), I recommend to my patients to use it four to six times a day.  When your symptoms are more severe, you may use up to eight times a day if you are so inclined. 
- Scott Carroll, MD

When you wash your nose regularly morning and evening, in my opinion you may reduce your chance of getting infections. 
- Gerald Vanderpool, MD
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Q.  Why is Breathe The Sea™ preferable to other OTC nasal sprays?
A.  Over-the-counter medicated nasal sprays should only be used three to four days to avoid complications such as rebound and addiction to the spray requiring more frequent use to relieve congestion.  These sprays should only be used three to four days at a time with two weeks in between use in order that the nasal membranes may recover.  Breathe The Sea™ has no such rebound or addiction effect. 
- Scott Carroll, MD

Over-the-counter and prescription nasal sprays are vasoconstrictors that can be damaging to your nose with long-time use.  You can get “hooked” on them which is referred to as “rebound”.  This can appear and become a cause of congestion very quickly.  The term is “medicamentosum”, which begins to create the need for more and will damage the membrane.  Breathe The Sea™ decongests naturally by osmosis, which is nature’s way of decongesting, with no rebound effect or addiction.
- Gerald E. Vanderpool, MD
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Q.  I’ve heard of the neti pot.  How does Breathe The Sea™ compare with the neti pot?
A.  The neti pot uses tap water mixed with a salt mixture.  It is not portable and the required mixing of ingredients has resulted in poor compliance by the patients in my practice.  Recent evidence showed that the water used in a neti pot must be sterilized prior to use due to bacteria in tap water.  The all-natural hypertonic Breathe The Sea™ with seawater, which contains mineral salts and trace elements, is the better solution.  In my practice, the ease of use and portability of the hypertonic nasal spray result in better patient compliance and use.  
- Richard Stout, MD

Compliance is essential to good health.  Prevention is the best treatment!  The neti pot provides more of a nasal sinus bath and is mixed with tap water that must be sterilized but the added steps for preparation led to poor compliance in my patient practice.  Breathe The Sea™ is a hypertonic handy spray made from seawater that you can carry in your pocket and is more user-friendly.  This is an excellent feature for our military who need portability and ease of use.
- Gerald E. Vanderpool, MD
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Q.  Can I use guaifenesin with Breathe The Sea™?
A.  Using guaifenesin where the mucus is thick and difficult to eliminate is helpful to thin the mucus for easier elimination from the nose or chest.  Breathe The Sea™ and guaifenesin are a good combination and may be used together effectively under these conditions.
- Scott Carroll, MD
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Q.  Should I use Breathe The Sea™ with my prescription intranasal steroid or antihistamine spray?
A.  In our practice, we feel it is mandatory that you use Breathe The Sea™ prior to your prescription nasal sprays.  Breathe The Sea™ should be used PRIOR to your prescription spray using the Vanderpool Technique (see Vanderpool Technique on website) to temporarily wash away the mucus covering the nasal membranes.  This allows your prescription to reach the membrane for complete absorption and effectiveness.  You may resume using Breathe The Sea™ after one hour of using your prescription spray.
- Scott Carroll, MD

Common sense dictates that a clean membrane will be more receptive to the intranasal steroids and topical antihistamines.  Never use the medication sprays without first cleansing the membrane with Breathe The Sea™.
- Gerald E. Vanderpool, MD
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Q.  How do I know if I need an antibiotic for infection?
A.  If you have more than five or six days of discolored mucous drainage and pressure or pain in the sinus cavities (areas of face under the eyes including upper teeth and/or forehead or behind the eyes), you may require an antibiotic for a sinus infection.  Fever may or may not be present.  If, however, the five to six day trend of symptoms are improving, antibiotics may be avoided.   Statistics show that antibiotics are greatly overused and unnecessary in 80% to 90% of these infections and they will resolve on their own.
- Scott Carroll, MD

The number one infection is the common cold.  In my practice I found that most of these infections could be nipped in the bud!  This is a self-limiting infection that is caused by viruses and antibiotics will not help.  The cold usually starts with early fever, sore throat and clear mucus.  Breathe The Sea™ may help to prevent infections that require antibiotics by transforming “thick and stick” to “thin and flow” mucus!  Antihistamines are not indicated for colds and are used mainly for allergic rhinitis.  The patient needs to drink plenty of water and Breathe The Sea™ and guaifenesin (Mucinex) may help nature with your recovery.
- Gerald E. Vanderpool, MD
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Q.  How important is technique to using Breathe The Sea™?
A.  It is important to use Breathe The Sea™ correctly in all circumstances of rhinitis and especially when using it as an additional therapy while using an intranasal steroid or intranasal antihistamine.  If not used properly following the “Vanderpool Technique”, you will not receive the complete benefits of your Breathe The Sea™ spray or your prescription nasal spray.  See “Vanderpool Technique” for recommended use of Breathe The Sea™.
- Gerald E. Vanderpool, MD
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Q.  Is seawater all the same regardless of where it originates?
A.  No, Breathe The Sea™ is made from the sea water of Cancale, Brittany, France, east of Saint Malo.  This location has tides that are unique with sea waves rushing through very quickly and at great force creating quality clean seawater which is closely monitored by the French Water Authorities according to strict standards imposed by the French Ministry of Health.   These tides occur twice a day with a magnificent force providing the unique quality of Breathe The Sea™ with naturally occurring trace elements and minerals that are helpful to your health and wellbeing.
- Scott Carroll, MD
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Q.  How long does Breathe The Sea™ last?
This is very individualized.  If you are very symptomatic with a cold, allergies, etc., you may use it four to eight times per day.  When you are less symptomatic or for routine hygienic purposes, you may choose to use it twice a day.
- Scott Carroll, MD

Each patient is different and you can use it as often as you like or as needed.
- Richard Stout, MD
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Q.  Will using Breathe The Sea™ help snoring?
A.  One of the side benefits of using Breathe The Sea™ has been that many of my patients have told me that it has helped to decrease their snoring.  I personally use Breathe The Sea™ prior to using a CPAP machine and find that it soothes my nasal passages and makes using the CPAP much more comfortable.
- Scott Carroll, MD

Many of my patients have also reported back to me that their snoring has been diminished after using Breathe The Sea™.  I would recommend using Breathe The Sea™ just before going to bed to see if it helps you.
- Richard Stout, MD
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Contents and comments on the Breathe The Sea™ website are not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding your specific medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Breathe The Sea™ website!   If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately.


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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