When I first found out what using this spray did for
children with recurrent ear infections, people with sinus disease,
allergies and asthma I was really excited. I wanted to share it with everyone.
thought the FDA would be just as excited because this is a safe and
effective way to help wash the nose – it's not even absorbed.
I called them and said, "I have a really neat way to wash the
They replied, "We don't have a category for washing. What does
When I told them of my experience they said the spray was a drug.
Essentially anything that is used to diagnose, treat or prevent a
medical condition is defined as a drug.
So I filed an Investigational New Drug Application with the FDA
and for two years I tried to find a pharmaceutical company interested
in making xylitol into a drug. But as long as xylitol is available
on the open market there is no pharmaceutical company interested
in spending the money needed to make and promote it as a drug. Doing
so would only promote people buying saline and xylitol and mixing
it on their kitchen counter.
After two years of frustration I consulted an attorney familiar
with such problems. His advice was very simple: "Sell it as
a nose wash."
So that is what we did - soap and water for the nose.
I do believe that the FDA was supportive; it's just that the bureaucratic
definitions and regulations got in the way. Their primary concern
is one of safety and in my application I pointed out that a person
using this spray every hour, 24 hours a day, both sides of the nose, would
get about half a plums worth of xylitol, and that would wind up in
the stomach because it was not absorbed in the nose. Another way
to look at the safety is with the accepted dose of xylitol when it
is given intravenously. The usual dose is 0.25 grams per kilogram
per hour and the safe dose is double that. That means that a 20 kilogram
child (about 45 pounds) would usually get 0.25X24x20 or 120 grams
of xylitol every day, and could safely get 240 grams. That safe dose
is about 500 plums or about 1000 times more than they would get by
spraying their nose every hour. When I withdrew my application they
stated they were impressed with the safety data.
When the FDA was established the soap industry did not want to be
included as a drug even though good hygiene, soap and water, is the
most effective way to block the spread of disease. And they won.
The cosmetic department deals with cleaning the body and this product
is properly classified as a cosmetic – it cleans the nose.
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The spray described in these pages
is not a drug. This means that the people manufacturing this spray
cannot advertise what the spray does to prevent disease and illness.
The spray only helps to clean your nose. The benefits come from
a clean nose. The only way people will learn about this practical
and sensible way to help the immune system wash pollutants from
the back of the nose is by interested people, like you, sharing
If you have family or friends with any of these problems, they
may benefit greatly from your sharing this information with them.
Links in the other sections, referring to a person or study, will
take you to a Medline summary, from the National Library of Medicine,
of the article in question.
This spray is protected by United States and international patents.
While careful reading of these pages will tell you how to mix this
spray yourself we request that you do not sell such spray on the
open market. Such sales would be prohibited by the above mentioned
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A. H. 'Lon' Jones D.O.
812 West 8th St. Suite 2A
Plainview, Texas 79072
Phone (806) 291-0700
Fax (806) 293-8229