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Flo Travel Nasal Spray

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To help maintain normal nasal functioning and keep the nose moist, try Flo Travel. It is a gentle, moisturising nasal spray with Carrageenan, a natural red seaweed extract.

How can Flo Travel help?

This hydrating nasal spray with red seaweed may help:

  • keep the nose moist to maintain normal nasal functioning
  • support the nose’s natural action again common colds
  • wash away nasal irritants and allergens in the nose
  • minimises nasal dryness and crusting.

Why do people often catch colds when travelling?

Normally the mucus layer that covers the nasal tissues remains moist and breathed in viruses, bacteria and irritants are trapped and carried to the back of the throat, swallowed and then destroyed by the stomach’s acids.

However, cooler temperatures and lower humidity experienced in airplane cabins or air-conditioned environments are factors that can affect how the nose normally functions. The cooler temperatures slow down mucus transportation in the nose and the lower humidity causes nasal dryness.

Planes are fitted with very efficient air filtration systems, which extract many common airborne viruses, so exposure to these viruses is reduced. However, when travellers leave the plane, they often enter areas where there are no air filtration systems (or less efficient systems). Places like airport lounges, hotels or offices are also constantly air-conditioned which means they too can affect how the nose normally functions. With no air filtration systems, cooler temperatures and lower humidity, a person’s nasal functioning is diminished and resistance to cold viruses may be lowered.

What’s special about Flo Travel?

Flo Travel consists of 2 main ingredients that can support normal nasal functioning:

  • Carrageenan (red seaweed extract) which binds to nasal tissues and helps retain moisture
  • Isotonic, preservative-free saline which helps gently wash away excess mucus including irritants and allergens in the nose.

When and how to use Flo Travel 

When travelling, flying, using public transport and in air-conditioned places e.g.  offices, hotels, conference rooms, shopping centres, Flo Travel can be a positive step towards supporting nasal health.

For those prone to colds, Flo Travel may temporarily relieve nasal symptoms as a result of a cold. It can also help support the nose’s natural action against common colds.

It is preservative-free and gentle enough to be used daily by adults and children from 2 year of age. Use 3-4 times a day or just as required.

Flo Travel Nasal Spray is available in a 15mL bottle in all good pharmacies nationally.

Using a nasal spray

When using a nasal spray, remember to follow directions for use and refer to the correct technique. Please see how to use a nasal spray correctly diagram below.

Always read the label. Follow directions for use. If symptoms persist, change unexpectedly or worsen, consult your health professional.

 

  • Long lasting results – moisturises for hours.
  • Effective – shown to hydrate the nose and support the nose’s natural action against common cold viruses.
  • Easy and pleasant to use – a gentle preservative-free nasal spray with no odour or after-taste.
  • Handy easy-to-use travel size – available as a 20mL spray. Suitable for in-flight use and on the go
  • Suitable for those prone to colds.
  • Suitable for children 2 years and over.

Clinical references:

  1. Koenighofer, M., Lion, T., Bodenteich, A. et al. Carrageenan nasal spray in virus confirmed common cold: individual patient data analysis of two randomized controlled trials. Multidiscip Respir Med 9, 57 (2014).
  2. Eccles et al. Efficacy of an antiviral Iota-Carhttps://doi.org/10.1186/2049-6958-9-57 Carrageenan nasal spray; a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled exploratory study in volunteers with early symptoms of the common cold. Respiratory research 2010; 11:108.
  3. Cabin air filtration: helping to protect occupants from infectiousdiseases. Bull, K. Travel Med. Infectious Diseases 2008. Vol 66 pp142-144.
  4. Aerobiology and its role in transmission of infectious diseases. Fernstrom, A et al. Journal of Pathogens Vol 2013 Article 493960