A Winter Plague in Texas

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When most people think of Cedar, they sentimentalize the fresh smell of a cedar closet, or the lingering scent of an old fashioned western campfire. But in Texas, “Cedar” is a dirty word. Mountain Cedar trees grow in only limited areas of the world, and central Texas just happens to be their favorite breeding ground. Unfortunately these nondescript evergreens are responsible for a plague of allergies that devastate Hundreds of thousands of Texans every winter.

Unless you’re living in Texas, you’ve probably never heard of Cedar Fever. Known to many as the “Texas Plague,” cedar fever symptoms are like a case of Hay Fever on steroids. Victims of cedar allergies sneeze uncontrollably up to several hundred times daily. Even worse is a constant itch that irritates the eyes, nose and even the ears. Other symptoms include stuffy nose, runny nose, insomnia, loss of concentration, diminished sense of smell, asthma attacks, sluggishness and headaches. Worst of all, cedar fever can also cause allergic Rhinitis leading to long term complications that result in chronic sinus problems..

Any Texan living within a 400 mile radius of the state’s center will tell you Cedar fever is a major personal health concern every winter. In fact it’s estimated 34% of allergy patients in central Texas are allergic exclusively to Mountain Cedar pollen. The other 66% are allergic to Mountain Cedar along with other aeroallergens. For many Texans, that makes the cedar tree “Public Enemy Number One”.

The Mountain Cedar is an innocent looking evergreen tree with a grayish / reddish fur like bark that can grow to 30 feet tall. Although they can be found in limited areas of New Mexico, Arkansas and Oklahoma, it’s central Texas that accounts for about 90% of America’s Mountain Cedars. While most trees pollinate from spring to fall, the Mountain Cedar does its’ reproducing from December thru February. Local pollen counts can remain quite high well into early spring, and we’re not talking about normal pollen. The male Mountain Cedar releases clouds of thick pollen that appear in as giant puffs of smoke carrying its’ nasty allergens up to 400 miles away.

It’s believed that Cedar fever is responsible for more than 3 million lost (work and school) days each year in Texas. Although there is no quick fix for the fever victims, physicians tend to prescribe a variety of steroid nasal sprays and antihistamines to deal with the symptoms. Many Texans wear masks outside during the winter, and everybody does what they can to stay indoors when pollen counts are up. Unfortunately, most Texans still end up suffering through winter with only limited relief. Even President Bush and his clan aren't safe from the dreaded fever on their beloved ranch in Crawford, Texas. According to insiders, many Bush family holiday celebrations have included talk of cedar fever.

Now in the winter of 2005, there may finally be an answer to the great Cedar Fever plague. It seems hundreds of Texans have discovered a new product that appears to alleviate cedar fever symptoms for most users within a couple days of use. The answer is (of all things), hot peppers in the form of “Sinus Buster,” an all natural nasal spray made with “Capsaicin,” the natural chemical responsible for the heat released by hot peppers. The active ingredient known as “Oleoresin Capsicum,” is a natural cayenne pepper extract used commercially in everything from hot sauce to spaghetti sauce. In fact it takes barely a quarter cup of liquid capsicum to spice up a full 10,000 gallons of tomato sauce.

Sinus Buster hot pepper nasal spray uses an exclusive combination of Capsicum, Eucalyptus, Rosemary, Vitamin C, Sea Salt, Aloe Vera Gel and purified water to create the world’s first and only hot pepper nasal spray. Sinus Buster is also the only commercially available “All Natural” nasal spray, and its’ reputation has become that of a “Miracle Cure” for thousands of patients suffering from a variety of chronic sinus, allergy and headache conditions.

Since SiCap Industries, makers of Sinus Buster introduced their flagship product more than a year ago, the company has heard from a growing number of Texans who claim this unique nasal spray can both relieve and prevent the symptoms of Cedar fever.

“We started hearing about sinus buster’s effects on cedar fever last winter, and since then we’ve gained thousands customers in Texas. We didn’t even know what cedar fever was until our customers started emailing and calling about it. This year we’re hearing some incredible success stories from dozens of Texas customers. Not only are they saying buster works better than anything else against cedar, but they also say it appears to help desensitize them from reacting to the pollen when they take a couple shots before and after going outside. This is a big deal to these people who suffer badly. I’ve had people from Texas send us all kinds of thank you gifts after they used sinus buster. Even had a guy send me a bottle of expensive whiskey and a note that said thank you for ending my 20 year nightmare,” says Wayne Perry, president of SiCap Industries.

Perry says Texas sales are up 25% since November with a noticeable spike starting in the second week of December. According to Perry, SiCap ships several hundred units to central Texas every week with the numbers growing almost daily. Most Sinus Buster sales are still via the web, but SiCap has also placed their nasal spray in more than 30 private retailers in 15 states. On the Sinus Buster website we found two Sinus Buster retailers in Texas (Natural Foods Market in Midland), and (Lillie Langtry in Langtry).

According to SiCap’s management team, both stores view Sinus Buster as a strong seller with many repeat customers. You could say Sinus Buster is one “Hot” seller (pardon the pun), and thanks to cedar fever, it appears Sinus Buster may become a Texas staple for many winters to come.

More information about Sinus Buster hot pepper nasal spray can be found on the company website at (http://www.sinusbuster.com). Samples and information kits are available for qualifies medical and media personnel upon request.

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