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.
In the past, physicians recommended that their patients with chronic sinusitis and/or allergies move to another part of the country, where the climate was different, thinking that
In the 12th century, the physician Moses Maimonides first prescribed chicken soup as a cold and asthma remedy. People have experienced the same tried-and-true results over the cent
Fungus and mold are always present in the air, so it is reasonable to expect that they are also found in our nasal passages. Recent research at the Mayo Clinic has confirmed this t
Throat sprays are appropriate when you are experiencing a sore throat caused by postnasal drip or during an acute flare-up of a chronic infection. Some products may contain an anti
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 membrane
People who take monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitors, have uncontrolled high blood pressure, heart disease, glaucoma, prostate enlargement, or allergy to these agents should avoid de