Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQs for OCEAN Saline Nasal Care

How often can I use OCEAN products?

OCEAN is non-medicated and may be used as needed.

Can I use OCEAN with my other allergy medications?

OCEAN is non-medicated. If you have concerns, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Where can I purchase the OCEAN Total Nasal Care System?

The OCEAN family of products are sold at most pharmacies and major retailers. Products are also available via select websites.

Who can I contact if I have questions about OCEAN?

For more information, call the OCEAN hotline 1-800-343-9497.

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OCEAN Complete Sinus Rinse

What is the purpose of a sinus rinse like OCEAN Complete?

OCEAN Complete plays an important role in nasal health by providing two convenient, color-coded delivery options for complete relief in one nasal spray:

The orange nozzle provides a full stream of saline that irrigates, liquefies, and helps to purge excess mucus from the nasal passages caused by colds, allergies, and chronic sinusitis.

The white nozzle provides a moisturizing mist for use in arid climates and air travel, as well as relief from nosebleeds and crusted mucus caused by forced-air heat and drug-induced dry nose.

How is OCEAN Complete Sinus Rinse different than a neti pot?

OCEAN Complete Sinus Rinse does not require any mixing or messy clean up. The non-medicated saline formulation is pre-mixed, sterile and preservative free. OCEAN Complete Sinus Rinse also offers two convenient, delivery options: a gentle wash and a moisturizing mist. The orange nozzle provides a full stream of saline that irrigates, liquefies, and purges excess mucus from the nasal passages and the white nozzle delivers a moisturizing mist.

Can I use OCEAN Complete after my sinus surgery?

First, consult with your physician. Saline rinse may be a recommended therapy following nasal surgery to irrigate the sinuses, help thin mucus, and prevent crusting.

Does OCEAN Complete contain preservatives or alcohol?

OCEAN Complete is both preservative- and alcohol-free.

How often can I irrigate or rinse my nasal passages with OCEAN Complete?

Since it is non-medicated, OCEAN Complete may be used as needed or as directed by your physician.

Can I use OCEAN Complete with my oxygen treatments and/or CPAP machine for sleep apnea?

In consultation with your doctor, you can use OCEAN Complete to help purge the nasal passages prior to and after oxygen treatments, as well as before using your CPAP machine at night.

Can I use OCEAN Complete with my other allergy medications?

OCEAN Complete is non-medicated. If you have concerns, talk to your doctor or pharmacist.

Can I use OCEAN Complete on my children?

Yes, OCEAN Complete is appropriate for all ages. In addition, OCEAN for Kids is specially formulated for infants, toddlers, and children under 12 years of age.

How should I store my OCEAN Complete?

OCEAN Complete Sinus Rinse is a sterile, preservative-free product that should be stored in a dry environment. Since the product is preservative-free, the nozzle should be removed and rinsed. Dry any excess moisture from the top of the can or nozzle before replacing the orange cap. If moisture persists around the nozzle or top of the can, store the product without the orange cap to allow for drying. The contents of the OCEAN Complete product remains sterile in the can throughout use.

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OCEAN Gel Nasal Moisturizer

I use the OCEAN saline spray and have seen the OCEAN Gel. What is the Gel used for?

OCEAN Ultra Moisturizing Gel is an ultra-light, non-greasy formula that brings instant relief to dry skin in and around the nose caused by excessive blowing or wiping.

Does OCEAN Gel have petroleum in it?

Water-based OCEAN Ultra Moisturizing Gel is formulated without petroleum-based ingredients and is designed for use around the nose and mouth.

Is it better than just using Vaseline® on my nose?

Water-based gels may be more appropriate for use around the nose than petroleum jelly. Check with your doctor to see which is more appropriate for you.

What is the hyaluronan ingredient?

OCEAN Ultra Moisturizing Gel contains specially refined hyaluronan, a naturally occurring substance found throughout the body, particularly in connective tissues. It binds with water to form a natural moisture cushion that lubricates and soothes the nasal skin. When the skin around the nose is rubbed raw because of colds, allergies, or dry winter air, this lubricating gel containing hyaluronan and glycerin can provide much-needed moisture.

Does it have alcohol in it?

OCEAN Ultra Moisturizing Gel is an alcohol-free product.

Can I use OCEAN Gel inside my nose?

Small amounts can be used inside the nose for moisturizing.

Can I use OCEAN Gel on my lips?

While OCEAN Ultra Moisturizing Gel is intended for use around the nose, it can also be used on the lips.

Can I use the Gel if I am on oxygen?

Patients who use supplemental oxygen, CPAP machines, and other respiratory aids can use OCEAN Ultra Moisturizing Gel. If you have any questions or concerns, consult with your doctor.

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OCEAN For Kids Saline Nasal Spray

How often can we use OCEAN For Kids?

OCEAN for Kids is non-medicated and may be used as needed or as prescribed by your doctor. When appropriate, daily use can help keep nasal passages clear and moisturized.

Are the ingredients safe?

OCEAN for Kids is non-medicated and provides a soothing effect. It is formulated with pharmaceutical quality isotonic saline, contains Glycerin as a moisturizing agent, and Phenylcarbinol and Benzalkonium Chloride, both widely used ingredients. OCEAN for Kids contains no unnecessary additives and may be used as needed.

Are there any drug side effects or interactions?

Non-medicated OCEAN for Kids is specially formulated for infants and children and has no reported side effects when used as directed.

How can I learn more about OCEAN and my child’s nasal health?

For more information, call the OCEAN hotline 1-800-343-9497 

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