Best Nasal Sprays

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Nasal sprays come in handy for so many reasons. Seasonal allergies, the occasional bout of flu, sinuses and congestion; no matter the reason, when you need a nasal spray, you need it right away. Keep a good nasal spray on hand to quickly soothe those uncomfortable moments. Here you'll find a range of different nasal sprays that treat a variety of symptoms, all from the best brands. 

Staff pick

Xlear Nasal Spray for Sinus Relief

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Xlear Saline Nasal Spray

Old reliable

Good old saline. The original nasal spray, saline works wonders for simple congestion and nasal inflammation. The natural solution is mild but effective, and you can even use it for kids. For a gentle nasal cleansing and decongestant, try the Xclear saline spray. 

Vick's lovers only

Vick's Vapoinhaler

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Vicks Vapoinhaler

Soothing camphor and menthol vapors

If you swear by Vick's VapoRub as your cold and flu cure-all, then you'll love it in the form of a nasal inhaler. While this portable inhaler is not exactly a spray per se, you do inhale it through the nose to open up the airways and reduce congestion. The soothing properties of camphor and menthol vapors are often enough to calm irritated noses. 

Best for allergies

Nasacort Allergy Nasal Spray

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Nasacort Allergy Nasal Spray

For itchy allergic noses

Allergies are the bane of every nose, but you can quickly relieve runny, itchy, sneezy noses with Nasacort. This solution is especially formulated for allergies, so it's best to have on hand during spring if you suffer from hay fever, or all the time if your allergies run year round. 

No drip

Afrin No Drip 12 Hour Mist

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Afrin No Drip 12-Hour Mist

Clean, comfortable, and moisturizing

If you hate the drippy, wet aftermath of traditional nasal sprays and drops, try a no-drip formula like this one from Afrin. This mist is especially effective for dry noses with deep congestion and irritation that causes nosebleeds. 


Xlear Decongestant Nasal Spray

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Xlear Decongestant Nasal Spray

Expert excess-booger removal

Nasal congestion is the worst - that feeling like you can't breathe, and snoring yourself awake several times a night! For colds, flu, and sinuses that cause nasal congestion, go for a nasal spray like this one from Xlear that specifically targets congestion. This spray will clear you up in no time. 

Best for kids

Children's Flonase Sensimist Nasal Spray

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Children's Flonase Sensimist Nasal Spray

Tiny noses rejoice!

Most nasal sprays are not appropriate for kids under 12. If your child has allergies or just the occasional nasal congestion from a cold or flu, you'll need a nasal spray that's formulated especially for children. Flonase makes this gentle spray to treat a range of symptoms in children aged two years and up. 

Bye bye headaches

Sinol Headache Relief Spray

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Sinol Headache Relief Spray

Best for sinus and tension headaches

If sinus headaches are the bane of your existence, try out this homeopathic nasal spray from Sinol. This herbal blend takes a different approach to treat sinus and tension headaches, attacking them from the source - through the nasal passages. When the average headache meds are not working for you, Sinol could be the perfect solution. 

Spray on relief

Keep your medicine cabinet stocked with your favorite nasal spray so you'll always have a fast remedy on hand. Our pick is the classic saline spray by Xlear that quickly and gently clears up nasal passages and inflammation. This mild solution is even gentle enough for kids!

For small children however, it's safer to buy a specially formulated nasal spray for younger kids, such as Sensimist by Flonase. This one can be used by children as young as two years old. Finally, those that suffer from sinus headaches should try Sinol Headache Relief Spray for quick relief from sinus and tension headaches. Whatever your nosey needs may be, one of the nasal sprays on this list should be the perfect remedy for you.