Hypoglorious is a saline solution of hypochlorous acid (HOCl), a miraculous substance that is created by electrolyis of salt water at balanced pH. It is a close cousin of bleach, but is completely nontoxic and non-irritating to skin and mucous membranes. In fact, HOCl is made by the immune system to kill pathogens!
It is marketed and sold many purposes, including janitorial sanitizing, dental care, wound and scar mangement, and even high-end facial care. I figured out how to make it myself by the gallon, and personally use it daily to clean hands, door handles, ATM keypads, restaurant tables, bathrooms, toothbrushes, oral care, stinky dog breath, toilets, and more.
Rinsing the nose with salt water is thought to have benefit against pathogens because it promotes the production of HOCl in epethielial cells [Ramalingam et al. (2019) A pilot, open labelled, randomised controlled trial of hypertonic saline nasal irrigation and gargling for the common cold]. So I thought to myself, why not spray HOCl it directly in the nose?! I have been doing so all year, as a way to ward off COVID. Apparently, I’m not the only one thinking this could be helpful: Casal et al. (2020). Could nasal irrigation and oral rinse reduce the risk for COVID-19 infection?
Here are some labels I made for fun. The lady at the local shop thought they were too ugly, her loss! 😂