CINCINNATI, OH, Oct. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire/ - No matter what time of year, a runny nose is an unwelcome guest. In fact, according to a new survey done for Nehemiah Manufacturing Co., the makers of Saline Soothers, the vast majority of Americans (93%), think having a runny nose is annoying and 81 percent are annoyed by not having tissues when they need them.
So what does someone do when there are no tissues? As you might expect, they grab something close by. As a result, 41 percent of Americans have wiped their noses on their sleeve and 38 percent have used their hand. Neither of these are very soft or sanitary.
To protect clothing and provide soothing relief Nehemiah has introduced Saline Soothers — gentle wipes for sore noses.
"Colds and allergies can result in noses becoming sore and irritated. Saline nose wipes, like Saline Soothers, provide soothing moisture without irritation and the sterile saline dissolves mucus to help gently clean the nose, " says Dr. Justin Greiwe, MD Board Certified Allergist and Immunologist. "They are made with natural saline, aloe, chamomile and Vitamin E, and are a welcome relief for cold and allergy sufferers."
So what else do Americans do when they have a bad cold?
While drinking a hot beverage and eating chicken soup are the most popular home remedies, almost half of the survey respondents (48%) indicated that they had used saline drops, nasal spray or rinse and 47 percent had tried to soothe their irritated noses with lotion, aloe or Vitamin E.
"Saline Soothers are hypoallergenic and alcohol-free and can help Americans get through the discomfort of having a cold or allergy," says Dr. Greiwe.
Available in fragrance-free or menthol, Saline Soothers come in convenient re-sealable packages of 20 wipes, or multi-packs of three packages (60 wipes) that easily fit into pockets and purses. They are available in the Cough/Cold aisle at Walgreens and Rite Aid and are also available at Amazon.com for the suggested retail price of $2.99 for a single pack and $8.49 for the multi-pack.
About Nehemiah Manufacturing Company
Nehemiah was founded in 2009 and specializes in the manufacturing of consumer-packaged goods. Nehemiah brands include Kandoo® Flushable Wipes, Boogie Wipes®, Saline Soothers®, Dreft® Laundry Stain Remover, Febreze® In-Wash Odor Eliminator and Downy® Wrinkle Releaser. Nehemiah's mission is to build brands, create jobs, and change lives and every purchase of their products helps provide jobs for Second Chance employees. Learn more at www.salinesoothers.com.
From August 3rd to August 4th 2016 an online survey was conducted among 1,547 randomly selected American adults who are also Springboard America Community panel members. The margin of error—which measures sampling variability—is +/- 2.5%, 19 times out of 20. The results have been statistically weighted according to education, age, gender, region, and ethnicity American Community Survey data to ensure a sample representative of the entire adult population of America. Discrepancies in or between totals are due to rounding.
SOURCE Nehemiah Manufacturing Company