To cure runny nose, do not have to go to the drug store and buy drops. Pharmacy tools are addictive, plus they have many contraindications. But people’s methods of coping is not worse, moreover they can be applied even to children. One of the most effective treatments — warming nose with salt. How to carry it out?
Salt from a cold: useful properties of the procedure
It can be used to prepare the solution, and also to do warm up. We recommend you to combine both procedures, they will help destroy harmful bacteria and relieve the inflammation, swelling.
One of the main issues of interest to many — what kind of salt to use? Will fit in regular kitchen or need to buy a marine? Not much difference, so you can use the product that you have on hand. The advantage of sea salt is that it contains iodine, but today on the shelves you can find table salt with iodine, which are less useful.
Saline lavage and warming up will help to eliminate the common cold, reduce secretions, to eliminate congestion and dryness. Usually the results of treatment are encouraging patients already after 2-3 treatments.
Salt from the cold: prepare a solution of
For nasal lavage prepare the solution according to the following recipe: dissolve one teaspoon of salt in a liter of water. How to use it properly? Application diagram depends on the age of the patient.
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If it is a child under the age of 5 years, the solution cannot be used for washing, it can only be buried. In each nostril 2 drops (infants), children older than 4 drops, repeat every 2 hours.
For adults and children aged five years, you can do the washing. Pour the solution into the bag or into the container for rinsing, and then tilt your head and start pouring water into one nostril, while it should translate through the second. Follow the procedure slowly.
Salt from the cold: how to warm the nose right?
Warm up with salt will relieve discomfort, swelling and runny nose, and laid his nose. The procedure can not be performed when the temperature of the body, purulent discharge, in the period of exacerbation of the disease. Before the procedure is advised to consult a doctor as the presence of purulent secretions warming may lead to serious complications.
When doing warm up? Many methods of treatment it is recommended to use from the first days of the disease. But warming up can be done not earlier than 3-4 day of the disease.
The procedure improves blood circulation, thins mucus and reduces its quantity. In addition, the warming is helping to destroy bacteria.
How to warm the nose when cold and salt? The procedure is quite simple. First you need to prepare a small bag of salt, I advise you to choose natural cotton fabric. Pour in the pouch is heated in a pan salt, tied it. It is important that the salt was not too hot, otherwise you will get burned. For heating you will need 2 bags, one on each side. Attach the pouch on each side closer to the nose. If the salt is too hot, you can wrap the cloth bags.
The procedure lasts 8-10 minutes. To warm up can 1-2 times a day, in the afternoon and before bedtime.
Useful tip: before heating be sure to rinse the nose with salt solution or decoction of chamomile. After the procedure, don’t go outside for 2-3 hours. After warm up, lubricate the skin near the nose and on the bridge of the nose a nourishing cream to prevent the appearance of red spots.
In some cases, the warm salt will not help?
Procedure is not recommended when the following types of rhinitis: allergic, vasomotor, physiological. In these cases, you need to fight the cause of the common cold.
It is impossible to carry out the procedure for tumors, heart problems and blood vessels, rhinitis purulent type, the presence of adenoids, tonsillitis, inflammation of the mucous membranes of a bacterial nature.
Washing the nose with saline solution and heating could and should be combined with other methods of treatment. Also, don’t forget to drink plenty of fluids and rest. Be healthy!
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