How to prepare and use a saline solution for washing your nose at home
Saline solution for washing the nose helpsquickly and easily clean the mucous membrane from various microbes, as well as from dust, help soften the formed crust and, thereby, facilitates breathing. It is not necessary to immediately run into a drugstore when you have a runny nose and buy medications, in many cases you can deal with it with folk methods, without the use of chemical agents.
Here is a list of initial actions that will help greatly ease the course of the common cold in the child:
- it is necessary that the child, lying on the bed, was under the slope, while the head should be at a height. Thus, it will be easier for him to breathe, and the resulting sputum will be easier to excrete;
- it is possible to carry out suction using a pearformed in the nose of mucus, this method is used for young children who can not get rid of it on their own. Insert the tip very carefully to avoid injury to the mucosa;
- most importantly, do not allow the sputum to dry up in the nasal passages, for this purpose it is necessary to use a saline solution to wash the nose.
The use of such a solution allowsTo reduce the painful symptoms and help a faster recovery. Saline solution for nasal lavage is recommended not only at the onset of the inflammatory process, but also during the onset of activity of seasonal colds and influenza. In this case, it is used as a preventive agent.
Saline solution for nasal lavage - preparation and use
This solution can be prepared byyourself at home to any mom. To do this, you need to dilute 9 grams of table salt with a liter of water, so you get 0.9% brine. If you need to prepare a glass of solution, then a fourth of a teaspoon of salt is taken on a glass of boiled water. If you use table salt, you can add a few drops of iodine.
Saline solution for nasal lavage for adultsmake more concentrated, so a liter of water is added a tablespoon of salt. Rinse the nose with the solution obtained is recommended several times a day, but not less than two. It is necessary to conduct the procedure for 3-4 days.
When carrying out the rinsing, you can use a needleless syringe or containers from used medications, such as Salinoma or Aquamaris.
If you do not know how to properly wash your nosesaline, you should remember that saline is used to dig in the nose, they do not wash the nasopharynx. If you are afraid of washing with brine, you can simply dig in a few drops in the baby's nose, which will also be effective. At the beginning of the procedure, sneezing and coughing may occur, and there may also be a urge to vomit, but eventually such symptoms will disappear, and the nasopharynx will become less sensitive. The frequency of repetitions of this procedure can vary from 2-3 times a day to once in 40-60 minutes.
You can not wash your nose with a clyster, as in children it can cause the appearance of otitis due to the penetration of liquid into the Eustachian tube.
Also it is impossible if there is an ordinary coldstrongly addicted to the use of vasoconstrictive drops, such as galazolin, naphthysine, sanorin. Their use is allowed only before bedtime, and only on the recommendation of a specialist - a pediatrician.
There are practically no contraindications for carrying out this procedure, the only contraindication is the patient's predisposition to ear diseases.