Nasal congestion or a blocked nose is caused by many factors including viruses, bacteria, allergens (pollen and dust) and environmental factors such as very dry air. The nose is designed to filter out these congestion-causing agents. This natural filtering action is done by the cilia (fine hairs) and by having moist nasal mucosa. When the nose is blocked, this natural action stops. So the first line of defense (or action) is to get the nose working properly again. By spraying or rinsing with saline, excess mucous is removed from the front of the nose, the mucosa are moisturised and the cilia are free to filter the air we breathe in.
The Salex Metered Saline Spray, a product manufactured by Reitzer Pharmaceuticals was introduced in response to the need for a nozzle that produces a finer mist that saturates better than a regular spray. The metered dose guarantees each spray is exactly the same, ensuring that the same amount of saline solution is administered with the same amount of pressure each time it is used. This also means that the mucous is not forced back into the sinuses in the way that other aerosol nozzles do.
“Saline nasal sprays are the preferred choice for treating a blocked nose because they are non-addictive, are sea water free and can be used as often as required. Antihistamines should be avoided as they make the nasal mucosa even drier, and incorrect use of antihistamine nasal sprays can cause permanent damage to the nasal mucosa.” says Steven Reitzer of Reitzer Pharmaceuticals.
The metered spray system is more hygienic and prevents secondary infections as it does not allow suck-back into the bottle the way that a regular nozzle does. The solution is isotonic (same salt concentration as the nasal mucosa) which means it doesn’t burn or sting the nasal passages. The safety clip also makes it ideal for travelling as it prevents the bottle from being dispensed accidentally.
The Salex Metered Saline Spray is safe for use during pregnancy and breast feeding and because it is made using distilled water and sodium chloride, and there are no contaminants or other ingredients that might cause further allergies and problems.
Your nose accumulates mucous, dust, bacteria, viruses, and fungi and therefore is the perfect environment for germs and sickness. Head colds or chronic nasal conditions may be alleviated through nasal cleanliness. Moist nasal mucosas are the body’s own way of keeping allergens, bacteria etc from infecting the body. The Salex Metered Saline Spray can be used as many times per day as required on a daily basis and will keep the nasal mucosa moisturised and therefore keep them working affectively.
Long term use of a saline solution promotes good nasal health, prevents sinusitis, allergic rhinitis, the common cold, and many other nasal problems such as a blocked nose, post nasal drip and the side effects thereof i.e. sore throats and bad breath.