For those of you living in dry climates, or getting ready to visit a dry climate, you know your nasal passages get extremely dry. Colorado is a relatively dry climate and I’ve had a couple of doctors tell me that dry nasal passages can crack leaving an open invitation for viruses and bacteria.
Last winter, a friend that uses a breathing machine for sleep apnea told me about a saline nasal gel by the name of Ayr. If you use the nasal gel right before bed, you won’t wake up with a nose full of dry crusty stuff along with cracked and bleeding sinuses. Others tell me they use it during flights and it works wonders to help combat the damage of dry airline air.
I’ve used the gel and it works great. There are also sprays available too.
If keeping my sinuses happy helps prevent winter colds and flu, I’m on it.