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  • Are these ingredients safe?

    Posted by vinitaj3 on March 19, 2014 at 10:24 am
    Is using 0.20% Benzalkonium Chloride safe when used in a nasal wash?
    Also is 0.24% Chloroxylenol safe to be used in a body wash and santitizer? Kindly advice. I have neverworked with Chloroxylenol before.
    Herbnerd replied 10 years, 1 month ago 6 Members · 7 Replies
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  • chemicalmatt

    March 19, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Yes to both of the above.

  • mikebavington

    March 20, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Benzalkonium Chloride is used in many nasal washes. From and FDA perspective, yes it is safe to use.
    But BC paralyzes nasal cilia and many nasal product users try to avoid it.

  • vinitaj3

    March 25, 2014 at 11:58 am

    Thank you very much. 

    Also I am looking for a starting formula for a Nasal wash. I have never worked with Nasal washes in the past. 
  • Bobzchemist

    March 25, 2014 at 3:11 pm
  • mikebavington

    March 25, 2014 at 4:13 pm

    Nasal washes usually contain some basic components:

    Purified Water - 97% or greater
    Sodium Chloride - 0.9% - 1.5%
    Humectant - 1%
    Preservative - up to 0.5%

    Some ENT doctors suggest the use of 1% Johnson’s No Tears baby shampoo to be added to a regular, 0.9% saline wash routine so as to help chronic sinisutis suffers with clearing out infected mucous from their nose. The baby shampoo, which contains cocomidopropyl betaine, cleans the inside of the nose and washes away infectious micro-organisms in the same way hand washing cleans the hands. In other formulas, xylitol is used as the anti-microbial.

    Do you want your nasal wash to decrease inflammation or kill microbes inside the nose or just rinse out the nose and moisturize it?

  • OldPerry

    March 25, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    @bobzchemist - lol

  • Herbnerd

    March 28, 2014 at 6:45 am

    @bobzchemist - I wish I had a like button for that! I will have to remember that.

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