Frequently Asked Questions

Ayr Allergy & Sinus Hypertonic Saline Nasal Mist (3)

An isotonic mist contains a concentration of salt similar to your body’s natural fluids. Isotonic mists, like Ayr Saline Nasal Mist, are most commonly used for regular maintenance of clean, healthy sinuses.

A hypertonic mist contains a higher concentration of salt than your body’s fluids. Hypertonic mists, like Ayr Allergy & Sinus Hypertonic Saline Nasal Mist, are used post-surgery to help reduce swelling or to draw out moisture from severe allergies.

Ayr Allergy & Sinus is a hypertonic nasal mist. Ayr Mist is an isotonic nasal mist.

Yes. Since hypertonic saline can cause mild, temporary stinging or irritation immediately after use, it is recommended that it be used in children ages 6 years and older.

Ayr Saline Nasal Drops (2)

Ayr is a saline solution. If your nose is raw and irritated, or the skin is broken or cut, some brief stinging may occur.

Nasal secretions may have contaminated the Ayr solution. The bottle should be discarded. It is important to avoid touching the nose when using your Ayr product; also carefully wash the nozzle after each use. Never share your Ayr!

Ayr Saline Nasal Gel (7)

Yes. Ayr Gel will moisturize and soothe dry noses.

Pure aloe vera can be expected to cause an allergic reaction in some people. Ayr Saline Nasal Gel contains only a small part of aloe. In the life of the product, there have been no confirmed instances of allergic reaction to Ayr Gel attributed to the aloe. Potential users that should be aware of the possibility of allergic reaction are those with a known allergy to plants of the family Liliaceae – lily, daffodils, narcissus, iris, tulip, onion, and garlic – as aloe is a lily relative.

Ayr Gel is safe to use on infants, however, caution should be used to avoid getting the product in the eyes.

Yes. Ayr Gel is water soluble and contains no petroleum product that would be combustible with oxygen or cause lipoid pneumonia.

Yes. It is also compatible with oxygen therapy.

No, with proper use.

Ayr Saline Nasal Mist (2)

Ayr is a saline solution. If your nose is raw and irritated, or the skin is broken or cut, some brief stinging may occur.

Nasal secretions may have contaminated the Ayr solution. The bottle should be discarded. It is important to avoid touching the nose when using your Ayr product; also carefully wash the nozzle after each use. Never share your Ayr!

Ayr Saline Nasal Rinse (10)

With proper use, the Ayr Saline Nasal Rinse flushes irritants, excess mucus and bacteria from nasal and sinus areas. When clear, the cilia (the hairs that line the nose) provide a natural defense to incoming particles and irritants. The flushing water increases the movement of the cilia that were trapped by thick mucus.By using warm saline, blood flow increases to the nasal and sinus areas and restores the moisture balance. Once clear, the inflamed nasal and sinus tissues can heal and rejuvenate your natural disease fighting and immune systems.

The bottle application uses positive pressure,controlled by you, to wash the nasal and sinus area. Alternatively, the Neti uses passive pressure, controlled by gravity, to achieve the same result. Whether you apply the Ayr Saline Nasal Rinse using the bottle or the Neti is your preference. If you are unsure of which method is best for you, please consult your physician.

An isotonic solution contains a concentration of salt similar to your body’s natural fluids. Isotonic solutions are most commonly used for regular maintenance of clean, healthy sinuses – a soothing wash to remove excess mucus, dust, and allergens – and for helping address such things as post-nasal drip.A hypertonic solution contains a higher concentration of salt than your body’s fluids. Hypertonic solutions are used to draw out moisture and help reduce swelling post-surgery or with severe allergies. A hypertonic solution will generally be recommended by a physician or other health-care professional. It can be slightly irritating until you are accustomed to it.

For an isotonic solution, use one (1) Ayr Saline Nasal Rinse packet.

For a hypertonic solution, use three (3) Ayr Saline Nasal Rinse packets.

Yes. This product is drug and preservative free.

Yes, for children age 6 years and up.

Typical use is once or twice a day. For more frequent usage, please consult your physician.

Nasal Allergies
The Ayr Saline Nasal Rinse washes away allergens and contaminants to clear your nasal passages.
Nasal Dryness
The soothing wash restores nasal moisture.
Sinusitis
Regular nasal and sinus irrigation can help prevent sinus infections by facilitating sinus drainage and relieving the congestion causing sinus pressure.
Cold and Flu
Drug-free, the Ayr Saline Nasal Rinse can help relieve many of your cold and flu symptoms.
Post-Nasal Drip
Clears excess mucus draining down the throat by thinning the secretions.
Non-Allergic Nasal Inflammation
The Ayr Saline Nasal Rinse helps relieve nasal and sinus congestion caused by age, changes in hormone levels, or environment.

Unscrew the lid and remove the nozzle. Place both pieces on the top rack of the dishwasher. If hand washing, regular dishwashing liquid can be used. To prevent the spread of germs, thoroughly wash and rinse the bottle after every use.

Neti
Place Neti on the top rack of the dishwasher. If hand washing, regular dishwashing liquid can be used. To prevent the spread of germs, thoroughly wash and rinse the pot after every use.

Because the quality and contents of tap water vary greatly across the country, purified water is required.

No, with proper use.

Baby Ayr Saline Nose Spray/Drops (1)

Nasal secretions may have contaminated the Ayr solution. The bottle should be discarded. It is important to avoid touching the nose when using your Ayr product; also carefully wash the nozzle after each use. Never share your Ayr!

Benzedrex (4)

When used as directed on the product labeling, and kept tightly capped, an inhaler will last up to 3 months.

No, Benzedrex is an FDA approved OTC topical nasal decongestant.

Yes. The product labeling does not contain a warning about blood pressure. However, anyone taking a blood pressure medicine should tell their doctor about any OTC medications they are taking.

Itch-X Gel & Spray (4)

No. The product would cause burning. Jock-itch is a fungal infection (tinea cruris). A product designed to kill the fungus which causes jock-itch is a preferred method of treatment.

No. The product could get into the eyes. A good dandruff shampoo is recommended

No. ITCH-X Gel & Spray are not recommended for that application due to the possibility of causing burning and stinging in the area.

No. ITCH-X Gel & Spray are not recommended for use on openings in the skin due to the possibility of causing burning and stinging in the area.

Mobisyl Crème (4)

No. Mobisyl is not a counter-irritant and does not burn or sting the skin.

Mobisyl is an OTC (over-the-counter) product.

You should consult your physician before using Mobisyl.

As with any drug, if you are pregnant or nursing a baby, seek the advice of a health professional before using this product.

PEN•KERA Therapeutic Moisturizing Crème (4)

PEN•KERA is a non-irritating, mild moisturizer and is kind to sensitive skin.

PEN•KERA does not contain any corn based products.

Yes, it helps to moisten the skin and reduce scaling.

Pretty Feet & Hands Rough Skin Remover (6)

Pretty Feet and Hands is considered a topical cosmetic, and there are no specialized studies for population subgroups. The product contains no drugs so there are no issues with absorption and systemic distribution. A possible consideration is whether the rubbing or massaging necessary for the product to function could be harmful. You should discuss with your physician any health concerns prior to use.

The frequency of use would depend on the individual, but suggested use is two to three times per week.

Pretty Feet & Hands Rough Skin Remover is a nonabrasive cosmetic containing water, oil, paraffin, a light fragrance and preservative. It is designed to apply a layer of wax and other solids to the skin as a smooth emulsion. Subsequent rubbing causes evaporation of moisture, thereby breaking the emulsion and precipitating the waxy solids on the skin. Continued rubbing to dryness causes a scrubbing and lifting action by the particles of paraffin due to their adhesiveness.

Yes, though you should be careful not to rub too hard on the delicate skin.

The product is available in only the 3 fl. oz. bottle.