It is well known that it is necessary to monitor the hygiene of the nasal cavity – to monitor its cleanliness and moisture. In the procedures for the care of children’s spout a great tool is a means for washing the nose on the basis of sea water.
In the pharmacy, their range is great, but the difference is not only in cost. The value of the concentration of the salt solution and the principle of action of the sprinkler are also of importance. For 4 years I have tried the most popular ones.
This is the most expensive saline solution – a 150 ml bottle costs about 330 rub. The cost of child and adult drug is the same, the composition, too. The only difference is that the adult is stronger than the pressure, which is unacceptable for a delicate child’s nose.
Therefore, in order not to buy two separate spray cans, I change the places of the sprayer depending on who uses it – me or my daughter.
Humer concentration – 23 g of the solution contains 23 g of undiluted hypertonic sterile seawater. The drug is also available in the form of drops – for babies up to a year.
While still in the maternity hospital, I was presented with an advertising set of Marimer drops, which were useful to my daughter in the first days – the nose was clogged, which made it difficult for nasal breathing. For children older than 1 year, the drug is available in the form of a spray (30 and 100 ml).
The content of seawater in it is somewhat higher than that of the previous preparation – 32g. And the cost is lower – a bottle of 100ml costs about 200 rubles.
Personally, I like Marimer most of all – the pressure is small, the combination of price and quality is the most optimal.
It contains sterile water of the Adriatic Sea – 30g per 100g of solution. Available in the form of drops and spray. True, the spray principle of the spray is somewhat different – not a shower, but a jet, but the pressure is completely slack. The cost of a bottle of 30 ml – about 160 rubles.
In order to save, you can buy the usual saline solution for droppers – the cost of 200 ml is about 20R. However, it contains ordinary salt, not sea salt. It is necessary to use an open bottle for several days, which is a difficult task.
Alternatively, you can prepare a solution of sea salt by yourself – dissolve a tablespoon in a glass of pure water. But it is completely uncomfortable for me to wash my nose with a pipette.
Some manufacturers indicate in the instructions that an open bottle can be stored for 1-2 months. It seems to me that this is a marketing move – because the balloon is hermetically closed, the salt cannot evaporate from there.
Nasal flushing agents are used for both therapeutic and prophylactic purposes. The frequency of use ranges from 2 to 6 times per day.
It should be remembered that in no case you can not flush your nose just before going out, if it is cold outside the windows.
Very small children usually bury the nose in the prone position, more adults – in any.
For me personally, saline for washing the nose – an indispensable thing. This procedure is firmly established in the habit of the daughter, like the rest of the rules of hygiene, such as washing hands and brushing your teeth.
Care of the nasal cavity provides reliable protection against viruses and bacteria that can enter the body through the respiratory tract.