Features of nasal washing with saline for children (instructions for use)
How to rinse nose
It is best to use a saline solution, which includes sodium chloride, for washing (cleaning) the nose. Examples of such drugs areAqualor and Otrivin.
Both medications are presented with saline for infants.Aqualore Baby and Otrivin Baby.
The instruction allows them to be used for kids literally from the first day of life.
Children older than 2 years of age and adults saline solution for self-rinsing the nose can be made at home. Here are some recipes:
- Salt solution. For half a liter of boiled water (warm!), Take 1 spoonful of salt (dessert). Everything is thoroughly mixed. In the water should not remain crystalline;
- Soda-saline solution. In 250 ml of boiled warm water dissolve soda and salt (0.5 dessert spoons).Ensure that no sediment is left at the bottom of the tank;
- Herbal infusions. 1 tablespoon of raw materials (calendula, chamomile, or eucalyptus) is poured with a glass of boiling water. Wrap for 30 min. Then filtered and cooled to room temperature.
In chronic diseases of the nasal cavity (sinus, frontal and other), pharmacy saline sodium chloride is recommended to alternate with such household solutions for washing the nose.
How to wash the nose baby
Irrigation of the nose should be carried out only by saline, purchased in a pharmacy.
Now it is not even about sinus or sinusitis - it is imperative to periodically clean the baby's nose from mucus so that the baby has the opportunity to breathe freely. And, therefore, free to sleep, stay awake and eat.
To do this, place the baby on the back, put in the spout saline solution containing sodium chloride (2 drops), turning the head in the direction of the buryable passage. After a while, perform a suction of softened mucus using a rubber tip syringe or aspirator.
A similar procedure should be carried out from time to time for prevention and necessarily (!) For colds.
If a runny nose does not pass for a long time, then an ENT doctor will necessarily prescribe physiotherapy. One of the most effective is the "cuckoo", in which isotonic saline for washing the nose (see photo) Is filled through one nostril and pumped through another vacuum apparatus.
The procedure is carried out exclusively in the relevant clinics, it helps a lot with sinus, but it invariably causes a storm of protest in children. In order not to injure the child's mind, caring parents can prepare saline from improvised means and wash the maxillary sinuses at home.
So take the salt, soda, salt or herbal solution. It should be at room temperature. Pour it into a vessel with a narrow spout (teapot or watering can). Tilt the head of the child forward and to the side, insert the tip of the vessel into the nasal passage. Pour the warm liquid slowly - it will pour out of the other nostril (see photo).
If such sinus washing should be performed every 1.5-2 hours. Required after each treatment vessel tip is processed with boiling water.
This elementary operation shows children with frequent episodes of colds with a view to their prevention.
Another possible method of treatment of stagnant mucus in the maxillary sinuses.Thus, the popular doctor E.O. Komarovsky, known to many parents, advises using sodium chloride solution in the form of dropper bottles or sprays. It is permissible to administer saline (1-2 doses) to the child at intervals of 1 time per hour (instructions for the drug confirm the safety of its use with such frequency). School children can do it themselves. Then simply blow your nose.
You, as a responsible and conscious person, should understand that with antritis, all sorts of complications are possible - from a banal headache to dangerous otitis. And, without waiting for a visit to the ENT doctor, begin washing your nose yourself. It is enough to buy saline in the pharmacy network (composition with sodium chloride) or prepare an elementary folk remedy at home.
For adults, there are two ways to wash the maxillary sinuses:
- Using a kettle (see photo)
- Injecting the solution with the nose of the palms
The procedure is preferably carried out as often as possible (every hour).
The method of washing the nose with sinusitis (and prolonged chronic rhinitis) is widespread.Cleaning the sinuses with pharmacy saline or folk recipes, you wash out the mucus, relieve inflammation and restore the nasal microflora.