NASAL EMOLLIENTS, ANTISEPTICS, AND GELS

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Nasal emollients and gels allow mucus to glide over dry ciliated hair cells so that it can move through the sinuses with ease. These are useful for soothing your dry nasal membranes when you have a cold, suffer from allergies, fly a lot, are in a dry climate, are pregnant, or are using oxygen therapy. One very useful application for these preparations is to treat nosebleeds caused by dryness. They are also useful in preventing discomfort from having a dry, crusty nose.

New antiseptic products have recently come out as OTC medications (SinoFresh). They appear to kill bacteria and fungus. However, further testing needs to be performed to evaluate their effects on the nasal membranes and ciliated hair cells.

Some nasal emollients and gels are Ayr Nasal Gel, Boroleum, and Ponaris.

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