No, you did not confuse me. I simply needed to understand the reasoning behind particular choices. You have provided me with that and I thank you for it.
Many thanks. This is what I needed to know, but I still do not understand why the saline hydrates better than the water.
Hello and hope you are doing well.
Besides using a humidifier to prevent drying of the nasal passages, using a nasal saline spray, which is simply unmedicated salt water, will help to prevent your nasal passages from drying out. Both sterile water and saline can be used of humidifying the nasal passages, but isotonic saline solution (salt water) is preferred as it is at the same concentration as that found in the body.
Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
I only use oxygen while sleeping and I don't use albuterol but my nasal passages became so dry that I started to get nose-bleeds. That sent me to the ENT and I now use a humidifying attachment to my O2 concentrator plus a gel on a Q tip to lubricate the nasal passages. I use KY jelly but there are other products also.It's water soluble, not like Vasoline.
I don't know if that will help you but it certainly does me--- no more nose bleeds.