Our nose makes over a liter of secretions per day. To warm, filter and humidify the incoming air in preparation for the lungs is one of the major functions the nose is responsible for.
Bactroban (Mupirocin) ointment is a water miscible ointment that out performs all others in the anterior nose.
Ponaris Nasal Emmolient is also a staple of our practice. Pretz, Blairex, Nose Better, Nasal Moist, and Rhinaris are all moisturizing sprays. Entertainer’s Secret is a special formulation used as a throat spray that some have used as a nasal moisturizer. Mayo clinic has compounded rose geranium in sesame oil they say works well.