This message is to those who are scaring others about using vaseline, olive oil, sesame oil, neosporin, bacitracin, and other natural non-smelling substances to ease their pain of dry noses, please look at the Ingredients in Ary Nasal Gel:
Water, Methyl Gluceth-10, Propylene Glycol, Glycerin, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Triethanolamine, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera Gel), Peg/Ppg-18/18 Dimethicone, Carbomer, Poloxamer 184, Sodium Chloride, Xanthan Gum, Diazolidinyl Urea, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Geranium Maculatum Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Blue 1.
Now, I see Soybean Oil and Geranium Maculatum Oil, and Tocopheryl Acetate (which is Vitamin E oil) in this product. Along with a terrible scent and other parabens. And then of course there is Blue 1?
? Urea? Come on?
Remember this: lipid pneumonia is very rare! Who do you think created the scare on the internet for using natural products? Why of course, the people who produced Ary Nasal products! I'm certain in years to come we will see the devastating effects these products have just like Zycam, Afrin, and the other host of non-prescription ointments.
If you find something that works for your sjogrens symptoms, I say go for it! Doctors are still prescribing vaseline for nasal dryness as well as other gentle oils - especially extra virgin olive oil.
I have a very dry nasal passages from using saline and neti pots! And, of course they are suppose to be soothing for most!
We are a different bread - and if something is not working, don't continue it's use. A lesson I have to learn over and over again with this disease.
Ayr nasal gel and many other unnatural products made my dry desert nose even dryer, and it burns when I put in on.
Just take note that not everything you read is true. Research lipid pneumonia and you will find out how rare it really is. Of course, you will only read the bad on the internet.
Let's help protect one another. And, if something works, don't be negative to someone else who is sharing.
Just my thoughts on this topic.