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Why is the nose so important?

The nose and the nasal mucosa have an important role to play in breathing. They moisten and warm inhaled air, preparing it for the body before it enters the lungs. Cilia (tiny hairs) lining the mucosa filter inhaled air, preventing airborne particles such as dust, microbes, pollution and smoke from entering into the lungs.

By conditioning and filtering the air, the nose acts as the body's first line of defence against external particles that are potentially dangerous to our body. If the nose is too dry and congested, it cannot function properly, increasing our vulnerability to things like colds.

What causes nasal dryness?

A dry nose may result from:

  • Rhinitis Sicca (chronic dry nose)
  • Allergic Rhinitis (hay fever)
  • Inhaling dry air (in air-conditioned buildings, dry hot climates, airplanes)
  • Polluted environments and inhaling foreign particles such as dust and smoke
  • Ageing (in particular menopausal women)
  • Patients who undergo radiation therapy to the head or throat
  • Patients who undergo nasal surgery
  • Patients on oxygen therapy and continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP)
  • People who suffer from nosebleeds
  • Use of certain medications - e.g. the treatment of acne, nasally administered allergy or steroid medicines, and some cold and flu medications
  • During and after a common cold


What are the symptoms of nasal dryness?

You may experience any of the following symptoms: dryness, itchiness, irritation and / or an increased need to rub or touch your nose (due to the formation of dry crusts inside the nose). Inadequate moisture may cause nasal tissue to dry out and even bleed.

Did you know that once your nose starts to itch, it’s inevitable that you’ll start rubbing or even picking it? A large number of the cold and flu germs that enter our body do so as people rub or pick their noses. So if you can avoid a dry and itchy nose you might also decrease your chances of contracting a common cold.

What is Nozoil®?

Nozoil® is a nasal spray recommended for the relief of nasal dryness and crusting.

What does Nozoil® do?

Nozoil® protects, lubricates, softens and moisturises the nasal mucosa, providing relief from nasal dryness and discomfort; and prevents re-occurring dryness and crusting.

How does Nozoil® work?

Nozoil® is made from 100 % pure sesame seed oil. Sesame seed oil is a vegetable oil rich in vitamin E. It acts as an antioxidant and protects cell walls, preventing them being destroyed by free radicals which are found in dry and polluted air.



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What are the benefits of using Nozoil®?

Nozoil® comes in two variants – Original and Menthol.

Both variants have the following benefits:

  • 100 % pure sesame seed oil
  • Preservative free
  • Lubricates and moisturises the nasal mucosa
  • Assists with the regeneration of damaged mucosa
  • Decreases the formation of nasal crusts
  • Prevents nose rubbing and picking which can contribute to the spread of colds and flu

Nozoil® Menthol has additional benefits:

  • Gives the sensation of clearer, more open nasal passages
  • May help to clear nasal passages and ease nasal congestion
  • Nozoil® with menthol and eucalyptol may make breathing easier, keep the nasal passages sufficiently lubricated and ease discomfort when you’ve got a cold

How do you use Nozoil®?

Blow your nose well.

Remove the plastic cap from the bottle.

Let the bottle rest on your thumb and place your second and index finger on the platform which is pushed down towards the bottle.

Before you use the spray for the first time, or if you have not used it for a long period, pump a few times until the oil is delivered in the form of a spray. Nozoil® is an oil based product. In order to avoid stains on walls and clothes etc, spray on a tissue.

Insert the tip of the pump into one nostril. Hold the bottle upright and spray 1 to 3 times. Change the direction of the spray so that the oil reaches different parts of the mucosa. At the same time inhale air through the nose.

Repeat in the other nostril.


What is the recommended dosage for Nozoil®?

Nozoil® Original:

Adults: 1 to 3 sprays in each nostril three times daily

Children under 12 years: 1 spray in each nostril three times daily

Nozoil® Menthol:

Adults and children over 12 years: 1 to 3 sprays in each nostril three times daily

Not recommended for children under 12 years of age


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