Consumer FAQs

Why use Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® Advanced Antiseptic?

 The nose is a reservoir for bacteria that escape typical hygiene protocols such as hand washing.  Nozin®​ Nasal Sanitizer® equips health professionals, patients and individuals with a safe and effective way to improve nasal hygiene. Importantly, Nozin Nasal Sanitizer antiseptic is clinically shown to reduce nasal bacteria carriage without antibiotics.

Nozin Nasal Sanitizer is ideal for air travel, playing sports and when in crowded areas (e.g., movies, school, gym, buses, train, etc.)

What Is Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® Advanced Antiseptic?

Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic is an advanced, safe, germ-fighting solution formulated to improve nasal hygiene. As a main entry point into the body for potentially harmful germs, the nose can be particularly vulnerable. Better nasal hygiene can help reduce the risk of infection.

In testing by independent FDA registered laboratories, Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® was shown on application in vitro to kill 99.99% of a broad spectrum of pathogenic organisms. Years of clinical research and development for Nozin® shows it to be highly effective. It is moisturizing and pleasant to use. Clinical studies show the product reduces harmful germs for up to 12 hours.  Further clinical research sources and peer-reviewed published articles can be found by here.

Who Should Use Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer®?

Individuals concerned about exposure to harmful germs you should consider using Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® as part of a regular hygiene routine (see "Lesson in Hygiene" by Dr. Richard Bailey). Our scientists invented Nozin Nasal Sanitizer in part to help improve the hygiene of their own families. Hundreds of healthcare facilities across the United States administer Nozin to their patients.Many business travelers, frequent flyers and health care providers enjoy the benefits of Nozin Nasal Sanitizer.  The product is also ideal for students, office workers and anyone exposed to crowds. Health conscious people, such as those who use saline nasal rinses and neti pots, can find Nasal Sanitizer as an easy way to boost their defense while on the go, just as we may use hand sanitizers when soap and water are not available.

As you consider Nozin products, keep in mind a little hygiene history. Today, hand washing is considered a routine necessity. It wasn't always. Hand washing as a way to prevent the spread of disease is a relatively modern practice that was not readily adopted at first (see "Why is Handwashing Important"). Even general acceptance of hand sanitizers has only occurred in the past decade or so. In this context, Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® can be seen as a scientific advance to help reduce our risk of infection especially in acute situations (travel, work, school, gym, etc.). Interestingly, modern awareness of the benefits of nasal hygiene has also come along with revival of a traditional eastern practice for nasal irrigation using the neti pot. Some great cultures of the past also knew the benefits of nasal hygiene.

Should Pregnant Women Use Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer®?

Pregnant women should consult their physician regarding use of Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer®.

How Do I Apply Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer®?

A swab moistened with a few drops of the Nasal Sanitizer® solution is applied to the interior skin of each nostril at the tip of your nose.  This product is not a spray. Be sure to read Drug Facts and entire Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® package prior to use. Do not use if you have allergy to any of the ingredients. Use only as directed.

Is Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® FDA regulated?

Yes. Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic adheres to the OTC monograph system for topical antiseptics with alcohol as the active ingredient. In testing by independent FDA registered laboratories, the Nasal Sanitizer® was shown on application in vitro to kill 99.99% of a broad spectrum of pathogenic organisms.

Is Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® patented?

Yes. Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic is covered by the following granted U.S. Patents:

  • U.S. Patent No. 8,778,415
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,158,163
  • U.S. Patent No. 7,638,147
  • U.S. Patent No. 8,999,406
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,463,212
  • U.S. Patent No. 9,943,561
  • U.S. Patent No. 10,307,452
What Are Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® Ingredients?

Backed by years of research, Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® is made from a patented formula of the highest grade ethyl alcohol and natural plant-based moisturizing compounds including jojoba and vitamin E. There are no antibiotics in the formula so it will not contribute to antibiotic resistance. The product is gluten free and zinc free. Nozin Nasal Sanitizer® has a soothing, refreshing citrus scent.  Click here for more product and ingredient information.

Do I Need A Prescription?

A prescription is not necessary for purchase, because Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic is sold as an over-the-counter product. It is safe and effective when used as directed and can be used daily.  

Are There Side Effects Associated With Using Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer®?

Be sure to read Drug Facts and entire Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® package prior to use. Do not use if you have allergy to any of the ingredients. Clinical testing and millions of uses over the past decade have not demonstrated the presence of side effects including those that are often associated with nasal sprays, gels, and decongestants. Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® is not habit forming and does not cause drowsiness. 

Is Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® latex-free?

Yes. Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® is a latex-free product.

Is Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® Antiseptic Gluten And Dairy Free?

Yes, Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® is gluten and dairy free.

Is Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® a Nasal Spray?

Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® is not a nasal spray or a nasal decongestant. Nasal Sanitizer is topically applied to the skin of the anterior nares, not to mucosal areas further into the nose. 

What Is The Difference Between The Nasal Sanitizer® Product And A Saline Rinse?

Saline and other nasal rinses that are designed to wash the nasal passages and can also help clear mucus.

Nozin Nasal Sanitizer is an antiseptic that is used to kill pathogenic bacteria that are carried in the anterior nares (nasal vestibule).  The vestibule is the single most abundant reservoir of antibiotic resistant and susceptible Staph aureus (MRSA & MSSA) on the body and also harbors other microbial pathogens. The use of the Nasal Sanitizer® antiseptic also contributes to good nasal hygiene. 

What age is appropriate for children to use Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer®?

Children under 12 should be supervised in use. For children under 2 years old, a physician should be consulted. Be sure to read Drug Facts and entire Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® package prior to use. Do not use if you have allergy to any of the ingredients.

Does Using Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® Contribute to Antibiotic Resistant Germs?

Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® does not contain antibiotics and therefore cannot contribute to antibiotic resistance.

Is Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® Available In Retail Stores?

No, however, Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® is available online at 

Are Nozin® Products Sold Outside Of The United States?

No. Nozin® Nasal Sanitizer® is currently only sold in the United States.