Froukje: As long as I can remember, I’ve had to deal with a nose that gets stuffy from time to time. It’s not caused by an allergy, but by changes in temperature, humidity, exertion and things like that. Because of the sniffles, I used to get sinus infections and, if was really unlucky, stuffy ears and middle ear infection (otitis media).
My ENT (Ears, Nose Throat) doctor prescribed, among other things, Flixonase and later Avamys, which I eventually had to use on a daily basis. And whenever I stopped using them for a while, I quickly started to sniffle again…
Because I didn’t feel too happy about having to use these medications containing corticosteroids, I started to look for alternative solutions: acupuncture, a Chinese doctor and bio resonance. This only helped for a short period.
Pepper for a stuffy nose
At one point, I remembered something a friend had told me long before; about the discovery of the effect of red hot peppers on blocked noses. After googling for a bit, I discovered the Capsinol website. I ordered a bottle of Capsinol original formula to see whether it would work.
I was very pleased with the results.
First-time Capsinol use
The first time I used Capsinol, in its original formula, I was pleasantly surprised. It did feel a bit stingy, but it was very doable. Now, I’ve grown completely used to the sensation and I have no problems with it whatsoever.
My problems started to disappear noticeably after I began using Capsinol. Now, a year and a half later, everything has grown ‘calmer’. I haven’t had any sinus or ear infections ever since, and my nose is quite open. I have stopped using Avamys. Now I only use Capsinol, once a day or whenever I feel I need it.
I’m very happy with it.